How Do You Cut Up A Whole Chicken?
Don’t spend extra money paying for a whole chicken that is already cut up when it is so quick and easy to do it yourself. This is the same method you use to cut up a whole cooked chicken too. I will show you easy step by step directions to do this. Keep in mind, every time you do it yourself, it gets easier and easier. I know that this may gross some people out, and that’s ok, go ahead and buy it already cut up then. But at least try it once before you give up. You will see how simple it really is!
Start by rinsing the outside
of the whole chicken.
Put your hand inside the cavity and pull
out any organs they left for you. These
are not connected organs, they remove
the insides of the chicken for you before
you buy it. They sometimes put the neck,
heart, liver and gizzard in there because
a lot of people like to cook them with the
chicken or cut them up and add them to
Rinse the cavity out really well. Drain all of the
water from the chicken carcass and pat dry.
Put the chicken on a large cutting board,
breast side up. Pull out on the leg and thigh.
Cut through the skin and meat. Cut between
the joints, not through the bone. If you bend
the thigh back after you cut some of the skin
and meat you will see where the joint is and
you can easily tell where to cut. Repeat
with the other leg and thigh.
Pull back on the wing and cut the skin and
the meat around the bone to see the joint
and cut easily between the joints, not through
the bone. Repeat with the other wing.
Cut the carcass in half separating the breast
half of the chicken from the back half.
Cut the back in half making two
pieces, cutting through the bone.
Cut the breast in half right
down the breast bone.
That’s it, see how easy it is!
If you cooked a whole chicken or maybe
bought a rotisserie chicken from the store,
you would use this same process to cut it
up too. It’s that simple!