It takes only about 10 mins prep, and you have to know what you want for dinner a little early, because I cook my chicken about 2-21/2 hrs. Cost breakdown:
1 whole chicken Walmart 79/lb, $3.11 on package
1lb carrots 40 cents (I buy the larger 3lb bundle pack)
5 large potatoes, 1 stalk celery 50 cents
Seasonings I use, 2 bouillion chicken cubes, garlic minced (from a jar) season salt, pepper and celery salt.
Total cost $4 for 4 adults, plus one lunch, that will be the leftover meal, then chicken salad sandwiches, great for my 3 day work stretch!
Yes Kate there would be enough for you and your mate!