My husband and I stopped buying chicken breasts when I started eating paleo to save some cash.
At $11 (and more) per pound, chicken breasts are pricey! And my hubby likes to collect the wings for a monthly feast.
When you buy the chicken whole, you save some pennies. If you’re feeling daunted at the prospect, hover over (or click) the photos for step-by-step instructions on using the whole bird.
1. One chicken, free-range.
2. Hold up the chicken by the leg.
3. Cut lightly into the flesh.
4. Look for the joint.
5. Once you’ve found it …
6. Cut all the way through.
7. Like so.
8. Repeat for both legs.
9. Then get ready to separate the drum stick.
10. Look for a line of fat between drumstick and thigh.
11. Cut through it.
12. And this is what you’ll get.
13. Next, remove the wings.
14. Chop right through the joint.
15. Discard the tip of the wing.
16. This is what you’ll get!
17. Next, grab the backbone.
18. Cut the backbone away from the breast.
19. Like so.
20. Once that’s done …
21 …. split the breast bone.
22. Cut through the breast plate.
23. Finally, remove the bones.
24. Keep the skins on for extra taste!
25. You’re ready to enjoy your next meal :).