Sometimes you see something on sale and you know exactly what to do with it. Hot dogs? No problem. But split chicken halves? You hate to miss out on a bargain, but what do you do with them?
Not a problem! Don’t let the form distract you from the product. Whether it’s a half a chicken or a chicken breast tender, it’s all CHICKEN!
A split chicken half is either a breast and wing, or a thigh and drumstick. It’s like you drew a line right down the middle of a whole chicken. Hey, that’s probably why they call them chicken halves!
The easiest way to cook a chicken half is to slip them in a baking pan, add a bit of chicken broth, sprinkle on some salt and pepper and let them bake. They’re kind of large, so they’ll most likely take 30 to 45 minutes at 375° F. But that gives you plenty of time to cook some pasta and make a salad….for an effortless dinner. And if you know you’re going to have a really busy day ahead, pull out Ole Betsy—your infallible slow cooker—and let her do the work while you’re busy all day.
To make eating easier for your family, pull the meat off the bones once it’s cooked. Shred or chop and it looks much more user-friendly.