How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken Recipe

So why would you want to buy a whole chicken, when there are plenty of chicken sold in cut pieces? Well, in most cases, organic chicken, sold as a whole, costs almost 1/2 of the cost in price. In addition, the back bone of the chicken is the best for soups, and they aren't sold in separately stores.

Here's a trick to make splitting chicken a lot easier.

Serving size:
    • 1
    • Chicken
10 min
Ready in
10 min


Start by removing legs, find a space that connects thigh with with breast, cut the skin so you can see the bone on the inside.
Bend the thigh to pop the bone, until you see the joint, then proceed to cut the joint using a knife.
To separate drumstick from the thigh, see the fat line, this is where you should cut with a knife.
As for the wings; using your finger, get a feeling to where the joint is and cut through to separate it.
To separate the back bone from breast, turn the chicken to its side to see a fat line; cut trough it using scissors.
To separate the breast, first make a small cut in between the breast. Turn the breast over, applying hand pressure, break the bone. Now, it should be easy to cut the breast into two pieces.
This should be the result of your easy work :)
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