How to Prepare Five Meals From One Raw Chicken?
If you want to know how to prepare five meals from one raw chicken, you are in the right place. First, I’m going to share with you how to cut a chicken to nine parts. Then, I’m going to give you the recipes for five delicious and nutritious meals using all parts of the chicken. And the end of this blog post you are going to find some bonus tips.
When I buy a raw chicken, I rarely cook it whole. Every time I roast a whole chicken nobody wants to eat the white meat and we fight over the dark one. Since the breasts and the drumsticks have different cooking times it is easy to overcook the white meat. I found out that when I cook white meat separately my husband and daughter love it. That is why I started to separate the chicken to nine parts and create different meals with these parts. Overtime I become an expert when it comes to using every part of the chicken. I’ll be happy to share with you everything I know.
From the back and the wings of the chicken I make the most delicious soup. First I prepare a broth and then I separate the meat form the bones. There is enough meat in one chicken back and two wings for a whole pot of soup. Especially, when you add some nutritious and aromatic vegetables to it.
From the thighs I make quesadillas. I prepare this recipe every other week. That is a fast, easy, and affordable dinner. It is also the best way to use some leftovers from your fridge and pantry and turn them into a delicious meal.
I use two drumsticks to make a delicious pizza. Homemade pizza is a meal that the whole family will appreciate. Yes, it will take some effort and time to prepare it, but the end result is much better than any takeout pizza.
I use one breast to make this amazing salad. It is very filling and I think it can feed at least two people. In one serving you consume lean protein, vegetables, dairy, and healthy fats.
With the other breast I make a pasta. This recipe is prefect for a romantic night with your partner. It is easy and you can prepare it in only thirty minutes. That way you will be free to enjoy the rest of the night with your loved one.
Don’t throw away raw chicken skins. Crisp them in a hot, dry pan. They are a delicious snack if you season them with some salt and pepper. Safe the fat that comes out while they cook in a jar with a lid. Refrigerate this fat and use it instead of cooking oil. It has a high heating point and an excellent taste.
You can also save extra chicken bones in the freezer and use them next time you make broth. I usually safe them in a freezer Ziplock bag along with some vegetable peels. Once I decide to make a broth, I add them in a pot of water and I add some fresh herbs. I end up with the most delicious broth.