Today I went to the butcher to pick up some chickens. I noticed that a pack of fresh, local RedBird boneless, skinless chicken breasts was $11.31. But I could get a whole RedBird chicken for only $7.72. That made me curious, so i wrote down the prices of all the chicken pieces and noticed that if I cut it up myself I could save a bunch of money and have a pile of free bones for stock. Check out the price breakdown in the chart below. With money being this tight, it’s got to be worth $13.07 to cut up a whole chicken.
Cost of Chicken: Whole Versus Pieces Whole $7.72 Two Breasts $11.31 Two Thighs $2.47 Two Drumsticks $3.44 Two Wings $4.72 Total Cost $7.72 Total Cost $20.79 Price Difference: 13.07
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