Kitchen shears

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Kitchen Shears
You probably know that buying a whole chicken is significantly cheaper than purchasing separate breasts, legs and thighs (to be specific, the average cost of a whole chicken is about $1.50 per pound; while boneless, skinless chicken breasts cost about $3.50 per pound). If you're thinking, "Yes, but cutting up a chicken is such a pain in the neck," then you haven't tried doing it with poultry shears ($10 to $20).

How they'll save you: You won't hesitate to take on the whole bird if you have shears. Their tapered, serrated blades will make you feel like an accomplished surgeon when trimming, cutting and dividing any type of poultry, from chicken to turkey. Plus, you can make stock with the unused parts, such as the backbone.