Cutting Up Your Chicken My bird is cleaned and ready. 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. Keep applying pressure with your hand as the knife slides through the shoulder joint. Now, press your leg down toward the table and gently slice the skin. 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. Next, cut through shoulder area and remove backbone from breast. Not much bone here. 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. Half Breast Back Leg & Thigh Whole Breast Leg & Thigh separated Wings To split the breast insert knife and press through bone and cartilage. Fresh organic chicken breasts. And the best chicken livers you've ever had!