Do buy whole chicken and cut it into pieces yourself?

Don't know why, but I am always surprised at the number of people I know that do not cut up their own whole chicken. Most do not know how and some are afraid of handling raw poultry. They buy pre-cut chickens instead. I am not talking about buying a package of just chicken thighs or breasts, but a pre-cut chicken with breasts, wings, legs, thighs.

Mom taught us kids how to cut up a whole chicken when we were wee little kitchen helpers. We can all cleanly dispatch a chicken in no time. Plus, we can save backs and wing tips for stock, and the neck/gizzards/livers for another use.

So, I am curious, do you cut up your own whole chicken?


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