How to Cut up a Chicken
7 mins (prep 7)
2 ingredients
1 servings
Why cut up your own chickens? First, to save money. Whole chickens often run $1/lb less than chicken parts. Since most fryers run in the 4lb range you can save $4 for putting in less than 10 minutes work -- $24/hour is nothing to sneeze at. Second, you can cut to suit your family. As these directions show, I cut my breasts in thirds so that all the pieces are the same size (people my age and older will remember when KFC used to do that). That way you don't have small pieces drying out before the big ones are cooked through and you can serve white meat to a child who wants it without giving him/her more than he/she can manage to eat. And you get all the trimmings to use for chicken stock without having to buy backs, necks, and giblets separately -- why should the butcher get away with first charging you to cut the chickens up and then charging you more to get the parts they cut off? ;)

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Serving Size (1.0 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.0 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0 0.0%
Sodium 0.0 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0 0.0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 0.0%
Sugars 0.0 %
Protein 0.0 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0% Vitamin C 0.0%
Calcium 0.0% Iron 0.0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole chicken, cold water