The most economical way to eat Pasture Raised Chicken! Buy the whole bird and either roast or smoke whole, or grill it using the spatchcock method resulting in crispy skin across the entire bird. Don't waste the bones though, make nutrient dense, immunity strengthening bone broth! Add the bones to a pot, cover with water, add a splash of apple cider vinegar, and cook on low for 12-15 hours (stovetop or crockpot) or 2 hours of high pressure in an Instant Pot. Strain before pouring into jars.
The best part about buying a whole chicken are the two succulent "Oysters" on the back side of the bird. These are customarily offered to whoever cooked or carved the bird.
This is how chicken is supposed to taste - fresh and full of flavor from living on lush green pastures, eating grass and clover while being moved to fresh ground every day.
Giblets sold separately.