I agree its so much easier to by bags of frozen cut up chicken but it is also 3x the cost of buying whole fryers. Safeway has a great sale right now .99/lb, you can buy a whole chicken for $3-$4.
I bought one and cut it up and made meals for the whole week. All you need is some tup-a-ware and good kitchen shears. Freeze some pieces or keep on hand in the fridge.
My dad taught me how to cut up a chicken. I'll spare you cheesy photos of myself or a home video, I found this on hulu.com:
freeze the backs and wing tips to make stocks and soups.