Boneless, skinless chicken breasts take up less space in the freezer. If you can’t buy them, it’s easy to bone a chicken breast yourself. At the bottom of this article is a close-up video showing how to bone and skin a chicken breast.
It actually takes me just over a minute to bone a chicken breast — I had to slow down to show what I was doing.
The first couple chicken breasts you bone will probably take you longer, and you need to watch your fingers as they are near a very sharp (or what should be a very sharp) knife (see my favorite fillet knife). And yes, the first one or two maybe will leave more meat on the bone than you’d like — just toss the bones in a pot with some water, cook until done, and pull the meat off the bones and use it for chicken salad (plus you’ll get some great chicken broth).
The chicken breasts will take up about half the space they did before you boned them. I like to put them individually in freezer bags — it makes them easier to tuck into odd places, they’ll thaw faster, and you can take out exactly how many you want.
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