Learn how to cut up a whole chicken properly to have a perfectly cut chicken to cook and serve to your family for any night of the week! The process is very simple and easy to learn.
Processing a whole chicken to use the different cuts in meals can be difficult. I am still learning how to properly prepare this chicken for our meals!
There’s a lot of wondering if we’re cutting in the right area. I mean, what about the tenderloins?? Did you know they were along the spine?
I tease because that was myself. My husband is a great teacher when it comes to this.
WHAT KNIFE DO YOU USE TO CUT UP A WHOLE CHICKEN?
HOW MANY CUTS ARE IN A CHICKEN?
There are actually many different ways to cut a chicken depending upon how you process it yourself. For our family we process 5 cuts.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT CUTS OF CHICKEN YOU PROCESS?
- Drum (Leg, if you decide to split it from the thigh)
TIPS WHEN PROCESSING A WHOLE CHICKEN:
- Make sure your knives are sharp. Before we process any animal, we sharpen our knives. We view it as an injustice to the animal if the knife is not sharp. Not having a sharp knife is also dangerous and frustrating.
- Have a solid surface underneath you to prevent possible accidents. It can get real slippery, especially dealing with chicken.
- Buy your chicken from a local farmer and/or raise your own. Trust me when I say the meat is much better, and better for you!
- Know knife safety. That should honestly be number one. It can be really cool learning to process a chicken, but it can also be very dangerous. Always take your time and be accurate.
OTHER CHICKEN RECIPES:
SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED:
Butcher Block or Cutting Board
HOW TO CUT UP A WHOLE CHICKEN:
Watch the video below to get a better understanding of how to cut up/process a whole chicken!