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.