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How to Carve a Chicken

Created January 10, 2017
Carving a chicken is easier than ever with these four simple steps.

Whether you’re entertaining company or making dinner for your family, don’t let intimidation get the best of you when it comes to divvying up a whole chicken. We’re showing you how to carve it in four simple steps so you’ll have tender, delicious meat that’s perfect on its own or sliced for sandwiches or soups.

What you’ll need:

  • Chicken
  • Cutting board
  • Carving knife

How to:

1. Place chicken, breast up, on cutting board. Remove ties or skewers.


2. When holding drumstick, cut through joint between thigh and body. Separate drumstick and thigh by cutting through connecting joint.


3. Remove wing from body by cutting through wing joint.


4. Just to right of breast bone, cut down through meat to remove; slice breast meal.