02/04/2015 04:25 pm ET Updated Apr 06, 2015

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

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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 Taouk with Toum (Chicken Kebabs with Garlic Sauce) by Oui, Chef


Mexican Chicken Noodle Soup by jessie schupack


Minced Chicken and Cashew with Thai Basil by MummysLittleHelper



Roasted Achiote Chicken with Potatoes, Broccoli, and Tangerine Aioli by savorthis 


Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Chickpeas by divasparkle 



Ideas in Food's Korean-Style Chicken Wings by Genius Recipes


Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk-Fried Chicken by Genius Recipes


Carcass and giblets:

Chicken Broth by Cara Nicoletti


Chicken Giblet Gravy by Cara Nicoletti

Video shot by Alex Lisowski and edited by Kyle Orosz.  

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