Cutting Up Your Chicken

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by frugal, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. frugal

    frugal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cutting Up Your Chicken

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    My bird is cleaned and ready.

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    First, remove your wings.
    Bend wing out and push knife into shoulder cartilage.
    If you're cutting into bone your knife is in the wrong position.


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    Keep applying pressure with your hand as the knife slides through the shoulder joint.

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    Now, press your leg down toward the table and gently slice the skin.

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    Keep applying downward pressure, pushing your knife through the hip joint.
    Then cut along the hip and remove leg.
    Repeat with other leg.
    Again, if you're cutting into bone your knife is in the wrong position.

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    Next, cut through shoulder area and remove backbone from breast.

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    Not much bone here.

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    To separate thigh from leg press knife through knee joint.
    Once again, if you're cutting into bone your knife is in the wrong position.

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    Half Breast • Back
    Leg & Thigh • Whole Breast • Leg & Thigh separated
    Wings


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    To split the breast insert knife and press through bone and cartilage.

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    Fresh organic chicken breasts.

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    And the best chicken livers you've ever had!
     
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  2. Sherielu

    Sherielu Out Of The Brooder

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    Wonderful! This is the type of visual instruction that I have been looking for, Thanks!
    Sherielu
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  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Whew. I was afraid this wasn't a family-friendly thread.....
     
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    This one is great too. These will help a lot of people with questions on this board.
    Becky
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Um....you might want to change the title of your thread to DE-BONING....I was almost afraid to click here. LOL
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

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  7. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i'm with ya, had to look
     
  8. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Quote:i'm with ya, had to look

    Yeah. The title is a definite 'attention getter' [​IMG]
    And yet the the info is much more handy than I expected! [​IMG]
     
  9. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Frugal, excellent pictorial guide to cutting up a chicken. But it's not boning a chicken. Boning is removing the bones. Minor mistake, a very nice guide anyway, good job. [​IMG]

    And the rest of you, yes, the correct term is boning, not de-boning, just as evisceration is often called gutting, seldom called de-gutting. You just have your minds in the gutter! (meaning the area next to the curb, where rainwater, filth, and debris washes by, not meaning a person who guts) [​IMG]

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