How to Cut a Whole Chicken

In this video, I’ll show you how to cut a whole chicken. To cut whole chicken, you’ll need a good pair of kitchen shears and a chef knife. One of the most popular methods is the 8-cut chicken, which divides the hen into 8 pieces. This includes the two breast pieces, two drumsticks, two thighs, two wings and the tips (which are perfect for making chicken stock).

I’ll also demonstrate the proper method on how to cut a chicken breast in half. This technique comes in handy for any chicken recipes calling for braising, grilling, stewing and barbecueing.