Making the Most out of One Whole Chicken

Whole Roasted Chicken
Fresh Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Chicken Stock, Frozen and Vacuum Sealed.

Making the most out of every ingredient has become a personal objective of mine lately. Applying that mentality to the kitchen and meal prep is just a natural extension of cutting costs and making healthier foods for my family. Today I tackle a 4-part process to use the absolute most out of a single whole chicken.

This project requires pretty minimal effort outside of time, and no fancy equipment or knife skills. It’s also ideal for a weekend stuck at home with a sick kid or foul weather.

Whole chickens are currently selling for about $1.80/lb at our local grocery store. For under $9.00, you can acquire a hearty sized bird. Expect to pay more for organic, free range. For under $20 for all of the additional ingredients, there are dozens of complete meals to be made with this plan.

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