Nana B's Recipe Blog

Cheaper Chicken

June 2011

   Serious about saving money?  Buy a whole chicken and cut it up yourself.  Pound for pound it's cheaper than pre-cut chicken, plus the pieces can be used for more things.   Make soup with back and wings, grill thighs and drumsticks for dinner, and use the breasts when you're having company.

   It's not that hard to do, just a little messy!  Place chicken, breast side down, on cutting board.  With kitchen shears, cut down each side of the back and set aside.  With a sharp knife, cut breast into two pieces.  Separate legs from thighs, and thighs from breasts.  Necks, backs, gizzards are all good for soup stocks.  We used every part, even the tail!  

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