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How to cut a chicken

  • The Basics

Ingredients:

  • 1 chicken

Preparation:

Step 1

Turn the chicken with the thighs pointing up and cut the wings at the level of the joint.

Cutting a chicken into sections - step 1

Step 2

Cut into the skin inside the thigh as far as the anal opening.

Cutting a chicken into sections - step 2

Step 3

Detach the thighs by dislocating the hips.

Cutting a chicken into sections - step 3

Step 4

Remove the femur up to the joint.

Cutting a chicken into sections - step 4

Step 5

Insert the knife into the top of the breast and run it along the sternum.

Cutting a chicken into sections - step 5

Step 6

Remove the breast and repeat the same operation for the other one.

Cutting a chicken into sections - step 6

Step 7

Free the wing bone from the skin and the nerve parts.

Cutting a chicken into sections - step 7

Step 8

Once the chicken has been quartered, it can either be used for cooking, or stored in the fridge at + 4°C.
In this case, a chicken of 1.100gr will yield waste of 300gr, which can be used to make stock.

Cutting a chicken into sections - step 8