Boiled Chicken

My favorite store had their whole chickens on sale last week for $.67 per lb. I had to stock up! The great thing about boiled chicken meat is it’s called for in many other recipes, and is a wonderful basic recipe to have for many uses. You can make casseroles, wraps, chicken salad, etc… I did some research on the best ways to cook up this gregarious bird and this is what I came up with.  Also, if your looking for tasty ways to use some of this chicken, check out a few of Two Frugal Gals favorite recipes!

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Freezer Friendly Creamy Chicken Casserole

Copycat Cafe Max Chicken Salad

Copycat Corner Bakery Chicken Salad Recipe 


What you need:

1 whole chicken

1 celery rib

1 carrot

1 onion

4 garlic cloves


If your not sure if your getting a good deal on meat, use the unit price to see what the price is per pound.


Bring 1 whole chicken and enough water to cover to a boil in a large pot.  Add celery, carrots, onion and garlic cloves.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 40 minutes.


Remove chicken, and discard vegetables, reserving broth.  Remove chicken from bones, and shred.  Place 2 cups shredded chicken in labeled quart-size freezer bags.  Seal and freeze.


Strain broth, cool, and refrigerate.  Freeze broth in airtight containers or freezer bags for soups and other yummy recipes.

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