Cutting your Chicken into pieces

Posted on 29 May 2013 by Amy

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Master the technique of cutting a whole chicken into pieces with this easy step-by-step guide.

Step 1:

Place the chicken on a clean chopping board on a piece of paper towel to drain.

Step 2:

Start with the chicken, breast-side up. Use poultry shears or sharp kitchen scissors to cut the breast in half along the breastbone.

Step 3:

Open the chicken slightly and turn it breast-side down. Cut along one side of the backbone.

Step 4:

Cut down the remaining side of the backbone and discard the backbone.

Step 5:

Cut around legs, between the thigh and the breast.

Step 6:

To cut the drumsticks from the thighs, turn chicken piece skin-side down. Cut between the leg and the thigh using the small line of fat that runs between the two as a guide.

Step 7:

Cut each breast piece in half diagonally. The joy of southern fried chicken is digging in with your hands and taking that first crunchy bite.