Saturday, September 17, 2005
Our discount grocer featured 10 pounds of uncooked chicken tenderloins, lightly breaded, for $11.99 this week.
The manager said they occasionally order 3 or 4 thousand pounds of these directly from Perdue, reassuring me that they were not "salvaged" from anywhere.
Here's how the math breaks down:
10 lbs of breaded chicken tenderloin @ 11.99 = $1.20 per pound
This is less than I can buy raw chicken at the grocer, although here part of the weight is in breading.
The entire box contained 110 individual tenders of varying sizes. I put ten in each freezer bag. This works out to approximately 10 cents per piece.
Considering my only effort was repackaging, I think this was a good price for kid-friendly, boneless chicken tenders, ready to cook. Some pieces are thin and broad enough to use in recipes that call for chicken cutlets, like parmiagana.