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.
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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.
I buy boneless chicken breast frozen in bulk and get a lot of uses out of it. Straight from the market I leave out the chicken breast to thaw out 1/2 of the way and then I take a few and cut them into nuggets which I fry and store in freezer for anytime use.
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! By Suzanne
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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'.
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.
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.