The first week of 2012 is almost over and its been a busy one. I worked Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday so those days were mainly work and come home to recover and then make dinner. But, I did manage to cook up a whole pile of chicken I found on sale at a local grocery store for $0.89/lb.
I started with three large packages of split chicken breasts. Using my largest knife - which was unfortunately quite dull - I cut all the chicken breasts from the bones and peeled off the skin. Then, I sliced out the tenderloins. If you're interested in a tutorial check this out but my hands were covered in raw chicken and I had two small arms wrapped around my legs and two wild boys driving laps around our kitchen island (and me) on their tricycles, so there were no pictures of the cutting process!
I kept four chicken breasts whole for baking/frying.
Here are the tenderloins and a few extra pieces of meat I cut off the bones.
The rest of the chicken breasts not put in the freezer whole, were boiled for shredding. I ended up with four 1 lb bags of meat for my freezer and enough extra which I made into chicken alfredo! I even used the leftover chicken water for boiling the fettucine pasta for the alfredo.
Here is the beautiful stock! I got enough to put in my dinner (oriental chicken over brown rice) along with four 2 c. bags which I put in my freezer! I'm super excited about making my own chicken stock!