You know I tend to bake and not fry.
You know I'm partial to chicken.
You know I tend to go for easy over fancy.
Which is why this new KFC commercial drives me BONKERS. Maybe you've seen it? A family goes to the supermarket with the plan to try and make dinner for under $10. They can't do it. It's IMPOSSIBLE! So they go to KFC. Seriously? SERIOUSLY???? You can't make dinner for under $10? You don't already own flour? There are no spices in your house? What did you eat yesterday? Look, I get that eating out for some is a way of life. Not everyone likes to cook and it is quick - but DON'T try to tell me the reason you eat out is because it's cheaper.
In discussing this on my cooking board, my favorite comment in response to this commercial came from Catarina:
"when comparing the cost of cooking vs dining out, i also like to take into account the health factor.
like: eating at home, fake-fried chicken (baked, less fat, etc.) = $20 (or however much), but eating at KFC = $10 plus $100/month for high cholesterol meds from 45+"
My reaction to this commercial is to make my very own KFC (Kate's Frito Chicken) and show just how cheap this meal can be.
Chicken drumsticks: $3.00 for a pack of 5 drumsticks
nonfat plain yogurt: already had in the house, free
Fritos: $1.29 for a bag
chili powder: already had at home, free
salt: already had in the house, free
macaroni and cheese: leftover from earlier this week, free
So total cost for this dinner? $4.29
- 4 drumsticks
- 2 Tbsp plain yogurt
- 1 cup crushed Fritos
- 1 tsp chili powder
- Preheat oven to 375. Spread yogurt on drumsticks.
- In a small bowl, combine fritos, chili powder, and a dash of salt.
- Roll chicken in mixture.
- Grease a shallow baking dish and lay chicken in the dish. Bake for 40 minutes until chicken is crispy.
|Total Fat||4.3 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.9 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.7 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||4.7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0.6 g|