I am so excited that spring is finally here! The weather is warmer, the trees have leaves, and the cows and chickens are finally out to pasture.
And speaking of chickens, I have a how-to video for you today. We’ve put together a short demonstration of how to cut up a chicken.
If you’ve never cut up a chicken before, it can be a little intimidating. After all, how does the whole bird sitting in front of you end up in all of those pieces? No worries, it is actually super easy and, with a little practice, you will be a chicken-cutting whiz in no time.
Cutting up a chicken is without a doubt a must have kitchen skill! Being able to break a bird down into 9 pieces opens up so many more options when cooking. Need chicken breast, or thighs maybe, but don’t have any? Just whip out your knife and go ninja on that whole chicken you’ve had sitting around. Bam, now you have breast and thighs, plus legs and wings for another meal!
Or, instead of roasting that whole chicken, you can just cut it up and grill the whole thing. Grilling always makes everything taste so much better! Plus, if you grill it, your husband will be glad to cook dinner for you. After all, men love to grill!
Plus, buying a whole chicken is always cheaper than buying a cut-up one. So, being able to break that whole bird down into pieces also saves money, especially if you buy them fresh.
Buying your pastured chickens fresh during the summer, cutting them up, and freezing the pieces for later is the ultimate in money saving and convenience. You’ll feel so smart pulling those pieces of chicken out of the freezer in the middle of winter! And you will feel good that your family is eating healthy, clean meat.
A quick tip when freezing cut up pieces- lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and stick into the freezer. Once frozen, you can put them into a bag and you will be able to pull out individually frozen chicken cuts. You won’t have to thaw a big ol’ chunk of chicken just so you can have one or two pieces of it!
And last, but not least, DO NOT throw away those bones after you have cut up your chicken. Save them and you can use them to make awesome, health restoring bone broth. If you don’t want to do it right away, put them in the freezer and save them until later. Don’t know how to make broth? We’ll help with that in a future post!
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Please share this post with a friend. They will be so grateful you care enough about them to help them in the kitchen!