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Step 1: Cut up chicken and bag portions for freezing
I buy several chickens, use poultry shears to cut out the backbones, eat those together for one meal fresh. I cut the remainder of each chicken in half along the breastbone, remove each leg and thigh, connected, as one portion. I leave the wings in place, but cut each breast crosswise to make each into two portions, the smaller having the wing attached, the larger not. I am trying to eat more fruit and vegetables these days, so each of the six portions is plenty for a meal for me. I freeze each portion in a one-quart freezer zip bag.