Well, we can just add that to the list of “Never Doing That Again”s…
I had a big plan for my “welcome back, I really do have a blog” post, which actually consisted of a tiny little post I was hoping to call “lazy crock pot bbq chicken.” This backfired when I decided that “lazy” included “cutting up a whole raw chicken”. Let me just say one thing: Eff that. From now on, I am sticking with boneless skinless chicken breast nicely cut and packaged up for me. I don’t care how much more it costs or what they did with the rest of the chicken. (Caring is what lead to this terrible idea in the first place. Again- Eff that.)
There are no pictures to accompany this post. You wouldn’t want to see what I just did to that poor chicken. I will say that the prelude to the adventure involved watching YouTube videos of how to cut up (or debone) a chicken. Those were fairly entertaining, especially this one and this one. I tried to exercise my chicken a little bit, but I was too overwhelmed by the “this used to be a real bird” sensation.
I’m sorry if you’re vegetarian and this whole idea is repulsive to you. I agree with you.
I’m sorry if you’re meatatarian (or “meat activist”) and you think people should be able to deal with what they’re eating. I agree with you, too.
I’m just one of those gals who would rather know intellectually than literally. If I had to cut up chickens every time I wanted to eat one, I would not eat them. And then my poor hubby would be sad, and possibly starve to death because he can’t subsist solely off of vegetables and I already refuse to work with anything other than poultry.
dratted thing poor dead chicken is now willfully dissected and ready to be put in the crock pot, and I’ve got a ziplock of chicken parts that I can’t or won’t eat and I’m too grossed out/wasteful/unambitious to even think about making chicken stock (and besides, what on earth would I do with it?), and I’m pretty much done. I’ll let you know how the bbq comes out tomorrow (or sometime later when I get around to posting), but for now, be warned – whole raw chickens are not for the faint of heart!