Butchering a Whole chicken

Yep. I did it. Just because I wanted to see what it was like. Armed with very sharp knives, I broke down a chicken into 8 pieces. However, due to Shoppers’ cheap chicken prices, I don’t know how much I really saved, since that was a lot of work. There are a lot of squishy things in the middle of a whole chicken. Keep that in mind. This is going to get messy.

The opponent? A 4 lb young chicken. Inside? Gizzard, guts, and the neck. Take those out.

Slice through the breast bone and you have got it open perfectly down the middle. Then feel your way around where things will naturally come apart. It was easier than I expected. You get two breasts, two thighs, two drumsticks, and two wings. I saved the carcass in the freezer, in case I need to make chicken stock later in life. SO USEFUL!

After rinsing the bone shards and blood off the pieces of chicken. I followed the Neely’s oven fried chicken recipe. Of course I didn’t measure anything. And I added lots of love, but if you want the recipe…check the link!

Spicy, crunchy, delicious! 😀 And super healthy, because it was skinless and oven baked. Who woulda thought!?

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