How to Break Down a Whole Chicken (And Cook With It All Week)

02/04/2015 04:25 pm ET | Updated Apr 06, 2015
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Today: One chicken can go a long way -- an entire week of meals, to be exact.

It's not uncommon for my weekly grocery list to feature a smattering of protein odds and ends. With one ribeye here, one pork chop there, it can resemble a catalogue of butcher's cuts -- plus, it makes for an exhausting grocery run. But for the weeks when lazily perusing the meat section isn't an option, there's always chicken. 

By using the thighs, wings, breasts, and even the carcass, you can turn one whole chicken into several dinners. This week, break down a chicken into the sum of its parts and help it realize its potential as a variety of satisfying chicken recipes. 


Shish Kebabs


Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup


Cashew and Chicken Thai Basil



Roasted Achiote Chicken with Potatoes, Broccoli, and Tangerine Aioli


Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Chickpeas



Ideas in Food's Korean-Style Chicken Wings



Carcass and giblets:

Chicken Broth


Chicken Giblet Gravy

Video shot by Alex Lisowski and edited by Kyle Orosz.  

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