I’ve always heard this, but never really believed it. So, hey, time to test it out!
$1.89 a pound x 4.51 pounds = $8.52 total
I poached the whole thing, and let it cool down for a bit. Then, I got to strippin’ the meat from the bones. And if you ever want to feel like a big, mean, carnivore, start just pulling meat off of a carcass. I dumped the meat into an empty yogurt container on top of my kitchen scale. I didn’t weigh the skin, connective tissue, or giblets, those all went into a bag for later stock making.
There was 8 ounces of breast meat, and one pound of miscellaneous meat from the legs, thighs, et cetera.
Now, here’s where the math magic happens:
Boneless, skinless Pacific Village chicken breasts: 5.99/lb (2.98 for 1/2lb)
Boneless, skinless Pacific Village chicken thighs: 3.99/lb
2.98 + 3.99 = $6.97 total for 1.5 lbs of chicken.
So, in conclusion, unless I freakin’ go insane again and want to poach an entire chicken and/or feel the desperate need to make chicken stock (it sometimes happens), I’m going to keep buying the b/less s/less chicken thighs.