>…as a butcher. Really. I love to chop stuff up, especially meat. Isn’t that sick? I love going to Costco and getting the huge pork chops, way thicker than I like them, and cutting them into thinner chops and trimming off the fat, etc. I know, I know…sick.
Well, I had this recipe for Jerk Chicken from Paula Deen that I tried a while back, but I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and of course it didn’t look as yummy as Paula’s, which was a whole chicken with the skin on, which got all crispy and delicious. So today during my Wally World trip, I got a WHOLE chicken. The whole time thinking, “Now what the heck am I going to do with this thing.”
One of those milestones in every young cook’s life, I guess – so I came home, got that sucker out on the cutting board and being in this great era of technology that we are, promptly pulled up a “how to cut up a whole chicken” video, courtesy of Pampered Chef on YouTube. Ha. So knife in hand, naked slimy chicken in front of me, and ready to cut something, I went to work. It was AWESOME. Cracked a few bones (the chicken’s, not mine) and ended up with so much chicken, for half the price of if I’d bought it already cut up…and I would have missed out on all of that fun if the store had done it for me.
Look at that perfect little drumstick.