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Old 02-01-2005, 06:15 PM   #1
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Whole Chickens

Anybody buy more than one chicken at a time and have to cut them up? I guess I am just dreading doing all that dividing and packing. AmI the only one who feels this way? Overwhelmed? Better do something quick cause I don't have them in freezer. You can only keep them in fridge for 3 days right? When they are on sale you don't think about the work.

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Old 02-01-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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actually never bothers me. though it could be because I used to work at a meat market. :)

Though I usually only buy whole chickens if I am poaching or roasting whole. Other than that, I get the frozen parts from Trader Joes.
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Old 02-02-2005, 06:58 AM   #3
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Though pre-cut is easier, the whole chickens stay fresher, longer. You are doing the right thing by your family when purchasing whole chickens. Plus, when you take it a step further and bone the birds, you have the skins and carcasses to flavor stocks and gravies.

I like to purchase whole chickens rather than their pre-processed cousins. It's more work, but is worth it IMHO. :D

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Old 02-02-2005, 07:28 AM   #4
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Wow! Just what I needed! Encourgement!! I can go in the kitchen and defeat that job. Thanks. Truly lets me know if I want the best I have to do more. Just having so many of them at once, just looks like I won't get it done quick enough. Would you call this anxiety? If I had to do for living, would get old fast. Thank you both so much for your time and most of all understanding. You have made my day.
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:00 AM   #5
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if you don't have a freezer, you better start cooking. i don't know how many chickens you bought but this may be an opportunity to make a bunch of home-made tv dinners. go to wal-mart and buy those disposable plastic containers with 3 compartments and make a whole bunch of different recipes.
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A sharp knife certainly makes it easier but I find it intriquing finding all those perfect spots to cut through. You can do it!!!! And why not keep just 1 of them whole? Just stick it in the fridge when you're ready to thaw it.
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You all ARE helping! Guess it is true more heads are better than one! Do appreciate it. You probably have been here before that is why the response. Thanks.
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for the record, how many did you buy and what was the price? we pay .67/lb at wal-mart here.
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for the record, how many did you buy and what was the price? we pay .67/lb at wal-mart here.
okay, you beat me. Where yours on sale price? Normally these chickens over dollar something. Our Wal Mart doesn't have grocery store. I bought six. What I like is have the backs for soup.
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believe it or not, the price has been .67/lb at wal-mart for years. that's almost free although i can't remember EVER paying $1.00/lb. these are fryers i'm talking about. the big roasters are a different story.
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