Whole Chickens: The bargain you shouldn't overlook!
Who doesn't love chicken? Wings, thighs, breasts, or drumsticks? How about them all? Buying a whole chicken is not the norm for most consumers. If you were looking at the grocery store, you would be hard-pressed to find many whole chickens at all. This is because consumers have drawn accustomed to convenience. Chicken breasts are excellent for so many recipes because they are typically boneless and easy to cook. But at what cost? Chicken Breast is so expensive in relation to the rest of the bird because of its popularity. Just hear me out...
A Pasture-Raised Whole Chicken has a lot to offer. You can bake it in the oven and feed a family of 4. Or you can crockpot your whole chicken for about 6 hours on low (with a little water in the bottom) and have several pounds of pulled chicken.
Oh, do we love pulled chicken! You can make chicken tacos, add the chicken to your Caesar salad, or even make buffalo chicken dip for the big game. Pulled Chicken can help with meal prep too!
Did I mention you can make your own chicken broth too? Once you pulled your chicken, you will have plenty of bones left. Place those bones back in the crockpot overnight on low with some additional water and now you have the most nutrient-dense chicken broth your money can buy.
So, do yourself a favor and save money on your chicken without sacrificing where it came from. Buy some whole chickens, I promise you you won't go back.