Do you realize that by buying a whole chicken and cutting it up yourself you can save up to half the price of what it would have cost for you to buy those pieces separately? And best of all you get to plan meals that use expensive chicken breasts as a result.
Are you a little wary about cutting up a whole chicken by yourself? Don’t be. It is quite simple and many cookbooks include complete instructions on exactly how you can cut up a chicken. or you can find a web site that has the same instructions as well.
Watch for sales on whole chickens. They frequently go on sale and you can save even more money. And it is quite simple to buy two or more of them and cut them up all at once. That way you can easily pack all the drum sticks together, all the wings together, etc, and then freeze them for a future meal.