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How To Cut A Whole Chicken Into Pieces

Learn how to cut a whole chicken into pieces for your next recipe. Simple and Easy tutorial.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cut a whole chicken into pieces, how to cut up a whole chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 273kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 pinch salt optional


  • Put the chicken breast-side down and pull on the wing downwards as you cut into the pit of the wing and chicken.
  • Put the chicken breast side up and cut into the skin next to the thigh on both sides.
    Pop both sides out of their socket and put the chicken breast side down and cut along the meat that you can see through the skin.
    Don't miss the oyster the best part of the chicken.
  • Take the chicken quarter and put the skin side down. Find the fat line separating the 2 pieces and cut through.
  • Lay the carcass on one side and follow the fat line to cut the chicken breast off of the carcass.



  1. Dry the bird chicken with paper towels if it's too slippery.
  2. If you're having a hard time following then watch the video.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 273kcal | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 240mg | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg