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I'm planning to make Chicken Parm this weekend and I want to use a whole chicken so I can use the odds and ends for stock. But I'm wondering what I should do with the wings and drum sticks.

I'm wondering if anyone has some interesting ideas that's not just tossing them in sauce or grilling them.

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  1. Consider wings as "odds and ends." Cut off the drum sticks, put them in a Foodsaver Bag (if you have one) or a zip lock, press out the air and keep them for another time.

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    1. re: caiatransplant

      Thanks but I was hoping for a recipe that calls for either just drumsticks or wings or both. I'm buying my chickens fresh from a free range farm so it would be a shame to freeze them.

    2. Braise the wings and drumsticks in some soy sauce, rice wine, rock sugar, ginger, star anise and five spice.