The most frugal thing that I do is to use the entire chicken.
Thighs-you name it
Wings-Buffalo & BBQ
Breats-Any & everything
Back & Bones-Chicken stock
Gibblets & Liver-Stuffing and Gravy
I buy 5 or 6 whole chickens a week. I cut and bag and pop them in the freezer. Now I never have to wait for chicken to go on sale. Whole Chickens are always .69 cents a pound at Aldi.
[Kacie posted this tip to the Readers’ Tips box. It originally appeared as a comment in The Complete Tightwad Gazette giveaway.]