How To Carve A Chicken

How To Carve A Chicken

22 August, 2012
How To Carve A Chicken

An exclusive video lesson to learn how to use knives while preparing chicken: in this video, made with Alma Italian culinary school, we'll learn how to carve a chicken.

For this task you will need to use a carving knife, which is long, thin and perfect for the job. Disposable gloves are optional. Begin by removing the kitchen twine, if used. Then make an incision along the chicken leg. The leg should easily open up to reveal the joint.

Cut right underneath the bone to remove the leg. Repeat on the other side, remembering to spread the leg open and cut underneath the exposed joint. Now turn the chicken over and cut the wings off at the joint.

Then begin slicing the chicken breast by making an incision along the breast bone, following the length of the bone.

Pull the breast open and cut along the back bone. Now, repeat the process on the other side of the breast. Again, glide the knife along the bone to release the breast. Reserve the carcass for another use. Then cut the chicken wings at the joint and reserve the tips for another use. Finish by plating your carved chicken elegantly on a plate.

Still curious to know more about how to prepare a chicken?

Don't miss our video lessons to learn how to process a fresh chicken and how to truss a chicken.

All
Avocado and carrots
Video
12 things you didn’t know you could freeze
What foods can be frozen? Many that you would never bet you could store in the freezer can actually be frozen and kept for a long time. 
Cooking meat on a barbeque
Video
BBQ | sKILLING IT
Passion for bbq goes around the world. Discover with us some talented people who try to prepare grilled meat.
girl preparing pasta
Video
Why Do We Cook More in a Crisis?
“It’s a control issue! In times of stress, people want to take control of the situation.
Massimo Bottura in his kitchen
Video
Kitchen Quarantine: Massimo Bottura and Family's Cooking Show
Creativity runs in Bottura's family and in his DNA.
Massimo Bottura's Kitchen Quarantine
Video
Kitchen Quarantine with Massimo Bottura - Tortellini in brodo and tortellini in panna (cream)
Watch as Bottura has fun making this classic favourite for dinner in his home kitchen surrounded by his family.
Massimo Bottura's Kitchen Quarantine
Video
Kitchen Quarantine with Massimo Bottura - Thai Curry
Watch as 3 Michelin starred Italian chef Massimo Bottura makes a vegetable thai curry using paste from Indian chef Gaggan Anand for dinner in his family's ho
Massimo Bottura's Kitchen Quarantine
Video
Kitchen Quarantine with Massimo Bottura - Warm Bollito Salad
Watch as Massimo Bottura cooks up an incredible feast for his family's saturday night dinner; a selection of boiled meats, mayonnaise, a salad with herbs and
cabbage marrow, sour cream and demiglace made of root peels
Video
Inspirational dishes by Vladimir Mukhin's White Rabbit
White Rabbit’s chef Vladimir Mukhin leads the new wave of Russian chefs obsessed with keeping the country’s culinary tradit
Chili peppers
Video
Does removing the seeds reduce the heat factor of a chili pepper?
Does removing the seeds reduce the heat factor of a chili pepper? The short answer is no!
books in kitchen
Video
5 Essential Cookbooks for Every Serious Foodie
Here are five essential cooking books that every foodie should have.
homemade dumplings
Video
Dumplings | sKILLING IT
Dumplings are made with bread, flour or potato dough that is wrapped around a filling of meat, fish, cheese or vegetables.
deep dish pizza draw
Video
11 different kinds of pizza
There are at least 11 types of pizza in the world. Tarte Flambée in France, Bulgogi pizza in South Korea, Deep-dish from Chicago and also Sfiha from Lebanon,