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Video: How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken

Cutting whole chickens into pieces saves money. We’ll show you how in five steps.

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It’s one of the great ways to save money at the grocery store! Buy a whole chicken and cut it up into individual pieces yourself. In this video, you’ll see how to cut a whole chicken into easy-to-use pieces perfect for stews, grilling, baking, or dredging in flour and frying. All you need is a cutting board and a very sharp knife. You’ll also get smart tips for handling your knife safely and discover a few tricks for cutting through and around joints and tough cartilage. By cutting up your own chicken, you’ll also save money by reserving the unused chicken pieces to make delicious homemade chicken stock. See more chicken videos >>

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Jul. 6, 2015 7:46 am
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Jul. 16, 2013 5:41 pm
Unfortunately cutting the legs and thighs off first that way causes the oyster (the best bite of meat on the chicken) to remain on the carcass.
Jul. 12, 2013 5:33 am
Why discard the liver(00:45)? It's really tasty after being fried along with the chicken. My Dad and I used to argue over who got to eat it.
Feb. 10, 2013 12:46 pm
I need to start doing this more often! Thanks for the great, helpful video.
Jun. 30, 2012 2:47 pm
Another great way to save some money! So much less expensive than cut up chicken in the store!
Jun. 27, 2012 6:02 pm
I keep meaning to buy whole chickens, but once the time comes, I always chicken out (no pun intended!) and go with pre-cut pieces.
Jun. 27, 2012 5:11 pm
Very helpful video! I always mean to buy whole chicken to cut them up, but always chicken out (no pun intended!) at the last minute. :)
Apr. 18, 2012 11:22 am
This video makes it look so easy that I believe I could do it! Now I just need a really sharp knife.
Apr. 5, 2012 7:52 pm
I'd never cut a raw bird into pieces before until tonight. Everything went fairly smoothly, considering, but my breasts are attached to the breast plates. What do I do now??
Nov. 7, 2011 6:02 pm
Thanks for the informative video! I've always been a little intimated about cutting up a whole chicken so I take the easy way out and boil the whole thing, then shred, or I bake it. Now that I know how to do it, I won't be so weary of it. :)
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