My grocery store has been having specials lately on split chicken breasts. Not nowing what to do with those, I’ve always just avoided them. However, my sister recently enlightened me on a great way to use them and now I’m excited to buy them! She got this method from Mary Ostyn's Family Feasts for $75 a Week. Here’s what you do:
As soon as you get home from the store, stick the chicken in your slow cooker with 2-3 cups of chicken broth. I had to do this in 2 batches over 2 days.
Cover, turn cooker on Low and cook 6-8 hours until the chicken is so tender it falls off the bone. After cooling, start to pick the chicken off of the bone and remove the skin. This is very easy because the chicken is so tender. The skin peels right off.
As I pull the chicken apart, I shred it and put it into containers in about 2 cup proportions. I did 9 chicken breasts and got this much meat (it’s approximately 9 cups):
The best part? The next time I have a recipe that calls for cooked, shredded chicken, all I have to do it go to my freezer and pull some out! Not bad for about 30 minutes of work. The second best part? This chicken was on sale for $.88 a pound!!! I paid about $8 for all of this white meat chicken! Yea!!
If you have any other chicken tips, please share them! But please don’t try to get me to eat dark meat – I’m not that brave yet!