Save money – DIY chicken pieces
If you are a real butcher…….look away now!
One way to save money is to buy whole chickens when they are ‘on special’ and
hack cut them up yourself. All you need are a pair of good kitchen scissors and a couple of cheepy chicks!
One of our local supermarkets were offering chickens at R19.99 last week, and you know me, I can’t help myself!
Firstly turn the chicken over so that the breast side is on the chopping board and cut down the middle.
Open the chicken up and snip off the backbone on both sides and discard.
Now at this point you have a spatchcock chicken – perfect for the braai.
If you want chicken pieces however, start by taking off the wings, feel for the joint and cut there.
Then remove the thigh and the leg.
Cut between the thigh and the leg.
Finally cut down the middle of the two breasts.
And that’s all there is to it, trust me you are paying a premium when you buy chicken pieces and spatchcock chickens ready prepared and it takes no time at all to do-it-yourself.
Here are a couple of my easy tasty recipes using chicken pieces