Before you could go to the store and purchase a pack of pre-cut, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, nearly every home cook knew how to carve a roasted chicken. We have nothing against pre-cut chicken breasts; in fact, we love using them in easy weeknight dinners. However, learning how to carve a chicken is still a very useful. Roasting your own whole chicken delivers crispy skin, customizable flavor, and juicy meat. You don't need to be an expert chef to make your own tender roasted chicken. The art of chicken carving is useful when dealing with store-bought rotisserie chicken, too. Many of our favorite chicken dishes call for the carved meat of deli-roasted rotisserie chickens. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can learn how to carve a chicken like a professional chef. All you'll need a large, wooden cutting board, a very sharp chef's knife, a large, sturdy fork, and a bowl for placing the roasted chicken pieces. This easy step-by-step guide will walk you through the rest.
Continue cutting to remove the breast meat from the rib cage. If the chicken is warm and juicy, this should be easy sailing. In fact, you can often just use your hand to work the breast meat away from the rib cage after your initial cut.