Our chicken freezer is FULL again! We are often asked how to cook a whole chicken. We prefer to cook whole chickens rather then pieces as you get more "bang for your buck"! Instead of paying a higher price for a single boneless/skinless chicken breast you can pay substantially less for a whole chicken and get multiple meals out it! When you use a whole chicken you not only get lots of meat for the whole week but you can use the carcuss for some really good chicken soup broth! Yum!
We will usually cook up a whole chicken at the beginning of the week and cut it up to put in a big ziploc bag so we can easily and quickly use it for various meals throughout the busy week, such as fajitas, chicken stir fry, chicken pot pie, chicken ceasar wraps, etc.
I've included a great and easy whole chicken recipe! Enjoy!
Whole chicken weights vary in size from 5 lbs to 8 lbs usually.