Individually cut chicken pieces can cost twice as much as a whole bird. If you have a good knife, cutting up a whole chicken only takes a few minutes as shown in the video guide above by The Gastrocast Cooking Show.
Even more costly are boneless skinless chicken breasts. You can often buy an entire chicken for the price of two boneless skinless breasts. Five minutes spent cutting up the bird can save definitely save a few dollars and is fairly routine. Cut the wings first and optionally clip the wing ends. Next cut the leg quarters and divide the drumstick from the thigh. Finally cut the breast from the carcass on each side and you're left with two boneless skinless chicken breasts, six other pieces of chicken, and a carcass to makechicken stock.
Cutting up Chicken [YouTube]