So now that I'm no longer carrying the rifle for a living and now full time college again I've become even further frugal with spending money than I've ever been. I noticed that a package of chicken whether it be thighs, breast meat, or drums are notably more expensive that just buying a whole chicken. I bought a medium sized whole chicken for 6 dollars! This was almost the same price as 1 lb. of chicken breast.....couldnt believe it! So the first night I used the breast meat (I saved the skin) filleted into six thin slices for traditional Italian cutlets that were pan fried in extra light olive oil. These cutlets made enough to serve 3 people easily. 2 days later i butchered off the drums and thighs and pan fried this with select spices. The meat was separated from the bone and skin (bone and skin saved) and what was left of the chicken......i threw in the oven to crisp up for an hour while I prepared the drum and thigh meat for a traditional chicken fettuccine alfredo made from scratch. This pasta dish made enough for three people easily. The fresh grated Parmesan, the milk, a touch of butter, sautéed garlic, fresh Italian parsley and fried flour made for a perfect alfredo sauce. While eating this meal I took the left over chicken out of the oven and all the bones and skin from the pan fried chicken and simmered this in water and salt. By the time I cleaned up the dishes........this chicken broth was ready to be screened and the bones and skin separated from the bits of meat. These bits of meat turned out to be quite a bit and this chicken broth was the best I've ever tasted! There was just enough fat that it wasn't even necessary to remove any from the broth. I'll never spend a $1.75 on a darned 8 oz. can of chicken broth again. This actually yielded about a half gallon of the tastiest broth I've ever had. I then took this broth and separated it into pints and put them in the freezer So.....a $6.00 chicken turned out two meals big enough for three people, and a half gallon of chicken broth that has at least 4 cups of chicken meat in it. I'll never buy processed chicken again......and nothing went to waste....which is the happy ending.