A few reasons you should consider buying whole chickens:
- They are less expensive. Sure, you can buy your chickens already cut up, and you’ll pay a pretty hefty price for work that will literally take you 90 seconds. Watch the video above to see how easy you can break a chicken down (you can even do it with sharp pair of kitchen shears).
- You can cut the chicken into the pieces you need.
- Whole chickens taste better, especially compared to boneless/skinless chicken breast or thighs.
- You can make delicious stock out of the bones! Recipe here.
Buying whole chickens is a little intimidating at first, but I promise once you get the hang of it, there’s no stopping you.
Here are a few of my favorite knifes/tools that I use for breaking down chicken and more.