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Eat for Eight Bucks: Chili Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

[Photograph: Robin Bellinger]

This is about as fast as dinner gets at my house. That isn't saying much, but an hour from start to finish for meat-starch-veg is nothing to sniff at, especially when the cook can put her feet up (or fold laundry—or amuse the baby) for a good chunk of that time.

I usually make this with thighs only but this time bought the whole legs to save money. In the past I have tried this rub-and-roast with skinless pieces, and it seemed to work just as well.

Chili Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Shopping List

2 sweet potatoes: $2.00
2 whole chicken legs: $4.44
Parsley (pro-rated): $0.50
2 onions: $1.00

Pantry items: Olive oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, ground cumin, honey, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon stick, dried chile pepper, dried thyme, white rice, butter.

Total cost (for 2 large portions): $7.94

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