I’m a penny pincher. Or, rather, I prefer to spend my money doing fun stuff, not on boring things like food. At the same time, however, we stick mostly to a paleo diet — and that means lots and lots of meat and paleo whole chicken recipes.
You know what costs a lot money? Meat.
Enter the three meal (at least), $8 whole chicken. For about $1.84 a lbs at our military commissary I can score a whole, raw organic chicken. And when I do with it what I describe below, I can get at least three meals out of it — if not more.
3 Easy Days of Paleo Chicken
Paleo Whole Chicken Recipes Day 1: Roasted chicken
The first step is cooking the whole chicken. You could spend more and buy an already cooked rotisserie chicken for this part, but unless you’re buying it at Whole Foods it’s going to be pumped full of flavor enhancers and sugar. Delicious/nasty. I want a chicken without that junk.
Cooking a whole chicken is super easy, as are many Paleo whole chicken recipes. You could make it more or less complicated by sticking root veggies under it or lemon inside it. You could slather it with butter. You could tie its feet together. (I don’t know why — but Martha Stewart suggested it.)
Here’s what I do: