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Saving Money On Chicken

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Many families use chicken in their cooking on a regular basis. This is a guide about saving money on chicken.
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November 8, 2014

Like most of you, I have noticed the huge jump in prices at the grocery store. I have a trick to save money on chicken that I will share.

If you buy chicken in the regular meat case, it contains (usually) the meat, but it is covered with the skin and bones. Usually we remove the skin and the bones we don't eat. So, the price per pound, includes what we don't eat. But, if you go over to the frozen food section, you can buy a bulk bag of skinless chicken breasts (no bones) for as low as a dollar a pound when on sale. I have several 8 lb bags in my freezer that I bought for $8 each. I paid only for what we eat, the meat. When it is this price, I stock up.

Source: mom-from-missouri

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February 10, 2012

I was at one of the local warehouse stores and saw Perdue whole chickens at a very good price. Since chicken is a real favorite here, I bought as many as I could afford. Then, instead of freezing them whole, I invested a little time into cutting them up. Cutting a whole chicken up is not hard, not once you get the hang of it. Here is how I do it:

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This is how I package the chicken up, and where real thriftiness comes in:

Now I have quarts of stock, a large bag of wings, a bag of livers, and chicken cut up, de-skinned, and ready to go for many meals. On top of all of this, I made several dozen biscuits for my dogs. This is how:

Doing things this way, I pay a lot less than for already cut up chicken. I cut the chicken the way I like, and I get more pieces that way.

There are many videos online to help you learn how to cut a chicken up if my instructions aren't clear. Just type "how to cut up a whole chicken" into your search engine.

By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH

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April 29, 2008

I buy frozen boneless chicken breasts in bulk and get a lot of uses out of them. I thaw some chicken breasts half way and cut them into nuggets which I fry and store in freezer for later use.

I grind some in my food processor for meals on my menu require ground meat, which saves me money. Ground chicken costs a little more at my market.

I separate the rest of the chicken breasts in dinner portions and store all in the freezer. I'm set for the month.

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January 7, 20051 found this helpful

Buy whole chickens when they go on sale and stock up on them. The chickens can be cut up for pieces, roasted whole, eaten and then the carcasses used for stock, or you can grind your own fresh chicken meat, and make cooked chicken for casseroles, all for much less than when you buy already cut up or processed chicken!

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May 1, 20090 found this helpful

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February 19, 2009

Our family eats a lot of chicken. I was buying chicken breast only when it went on sale for 2.00 or less. Cooking it in large batches and freezing it for future 'fast food'.

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December 7, 20111 found this helpful

Buy whole chicken and clean and cutup. Buy several of them to get a pack of prime parts like the breast at only 69 cents a lb. instead of $2.00 a pound.

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April 10, 2007

When whole chickens are on sale, I usually buy three of them, and I am cooking just for myself. I roast two of them at the same time, seasoned differently in the same pan. Only one pan to clean, eating one during the next few days.

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