Learning how to cut a whole chicken will save you a ton of money in the long run. When you no longer have to rely on the butcher or pre-cut portions for your chicken wings, thighs or breasts, you’ll find this technique to be a real life saver!
To cut a whole chicken, you’ll need a good pair of kitchen shears and a chef’s knife.
One of the most popular methods is the 8-cut chicken, which basically divides the hen into 8 pieces. This includes the two breast pieces, two drumsticks, two thighs and two wings.
In this video, I’ll also show you how to cut chicken wings, and remove the tip (which is perfect for making chicken stock). I’ll also demonstrate the proper method on how to cut a chicken breast in half.
The next time your friends ask how to cut a whole chicken into 8 pieces, show them this video. It comes in handy for any chicken recipes calling for braising, grilling, stewing and barbecue!