How To Cut Up a Chicken
For your next backyard grilling or family feast, don't be afraid to dismantle your own bird. These 6 steps take you through the exact process of cutting up a whole chicken.
Remove gizzards and innards; set aside.
Remove leg quarters.
Separate thigh and drumstick.
Cut carcass in half from tail to neck; cut through ribs on either side of backbone. Use a chef's knife or kitchen shears to remove backbone.
Remove the breast by cutting down through shoulder blades. Cut breast in half.