I used to buy whole chicken.
I would cut it up, freeze it, or cook with it and all in all spend a lot of time de-boning this chicken.
All the while promising myself I would go back to the $.79 per pound whole chicken.
Then my second child was born. And I have now gone back and forth and back and forth between the two. Finally deciding to use the bagged chicken breast for whole breast recipes or quick meals and the whole chicken for meals such as King Ranch Chicken, or Chicken Pot Pie. ( I can usually make both out of one chicken.)
Here is what I had left after making chicken pot pie for supper tonight:
About 4 1/2 cups of chicken pieces and a jar of broth. (Recipe took 2 cups of chicken and 2 cups of broth)
So my question to you is: Is it worth it?
At .79 cents per pound is it worth it to buy the whole chicken and spend the time boiling it and taking it apart? Or should I stick with the bagged chicken?
What do you think?