06 Aug How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken
A note from the Cooperative: We are now packaging Falling Sky Farm products as Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative. This post was written in our early days, before our new labeling was ready! Today, you can enjoy the same quality whole chickens and other pastured products, sourced from our farmers across the state. Click here to learn more! – Grass Roots Staff
If you have ever been intimidated by cutting up a whole chicken, don’t be. It really is easier than it sounds. Besides the fact that it is much more economical to purchase a whole chicken compared to parts, there is something extremely satisfying about using a really sharp knife and taking a few minutes to do the job yourself. Here are a six quick and easy steps to cut up a whole chicken.
Of course, start off with a really good, high quality whole chicken.
1. Using a really sharp and solid knife, run your knife down the middle of the chicken breast, cutting through the bones.
2. Use your hands to open up both sides of the chicken breasts, and cut along each side. You will have two halves and a backbone. Keep the backbone and set aside for making stock.
3. Next you are going to make a clean cut between the breast and the thigh. The wing will be on the side of the breast.