PRICE ALERT: Whole Chicken Just Got Cheaper!

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Pasko is just a mere two months away and it's time to get excited about what you're going to be preparing for the holidays. However, the recent food price increases and announcements despite earlier assurances may have dampened your holiday spirit. The good news is that where some food and ingredients have gone up, some do go down, too. 

This week, the price of whole chicken in palengkes dropped P10 to P170 per kilo this week. This is BIG shopping news. The last time chicken prices were this low was back in April earlier this year

Whole chickens are easy to prepare thankfully, especially if you know how to break down a whole chicken into its parts. Even without this skill, chicken remains one of the easiest meat to cook for the home cook since it cooks faster than pork or beef but is meatier than fish. Plus, kids in general love the meat if the ever-popular fried chicken meal is any indication. 

easy gravy recipe for fried chicken
Fried chicken is always better with gravy!
Photo by Roselle Miranda
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If you're planning on roasting a chicken, we highly encourage it! It makes meal planning easy since an already-cooked whole chicken is easy to turn into different meals. It also not only makes cooking for baon easier (because there are almost always leftovers) but a well-done whole roast chicken is also impressive to guests who see you bring it out on a platter!


Curious to know what other ingredients at the palengke saw changes in price?

Here are the prices of food that saw an increase this week:

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Here are the food with price increases this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao

Here is the food that saw a price decrease this week:

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Here are the food that saw price drops this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao
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Here are more food that had price decreases this week.
Illustrator Louis Miguel A. Talao

These palengke prices are sourced and gathered only from these markets in these areas in the metro: Commonwealth, Guadalupe, Las Piñas, Malabon, Marikina, Mega Q-Mart, Muntinlupa, Muñoz, Pasay, Pasig, Pritil, Quinta, and San Andres. 


For more information about the price monitoring of selected agricultural and fishery commodities in the metro by the Department of Agriculture, visit Price Watch on the government agency's website

Price Alert is a weekly roundup of the prices of common goods and other ingredients monitored using the Department of Agriculture's Price Watch. 


Thinking about what to cook next? Join our Facebook group, Yummy Pinoy Cooking Club, to get more recipe ideas, share your own dishes, and find out what the rest of the community are making and eating!

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