This week my Kroger has Tyson boneless skinless chicken breast on sale for $1.99/lb. This doesn’t seem to be an advertised sale, but check your Kroger to see if they are running it too.
Here’s how I cut up the chicken breasts to make them ready for use in meals. Each breast provides several different cuts that can be incorporated into a variety of dishes.
First, flip the chicken breast over and spread it out a bit. You’ll notice there’s a long triangular piece of meat that is only attached to the breast by the thin layer of meat. Cut along the breast to trim that off. We use that trimmed off piece to make chicken tenders.
Next… trim off any bits of fat that may be left on the chicken.
What you are left with is a large tear-shaped piece of chicken breast. Because of the irregular shape and thickness of a chicken breast, I always find that by the time the thickest part is fully cooked, the thin part is dry and overcooked.
To make pieces of chicken breast that will cook evenly, I slice off the triangular end about half way between the point and the rounded end of the chicken breast as pictured below.
The thicker piece of chicken I either leave whole or I cut it into fourths to use as chicken kabobs.
The other piece I cut into cubes for use in stir fries, chicken fried rice or stews.
This is what I got out of six packages of chicken breasts; all cut up and ready to be wrapped.
And here they are wrapped in freezer paper, (<-affiliate link) labeled and ready to go in the freezer.
During Kroger’s sale back in June, I ended up going back and buying several more packages to cut up and freeze. I’m down to only a couple of packages of chicken cubes, so I’ll be picking up several more packages today to restock our freezer for the winter.
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