Have you ever wondered how to cut up a whole chicken? It’s pretty intimidating and it is something I had no idea how to do. And since I buy whole chickens in bulk from a local farm, it’s a skill I needed to have. I have gotten by without having this skill, the last couple of years by roasting the chicken and then taking the pieces off for whatever dish I wanted to make like chicken soup or chicken enchiladas.
Even if you don’t get your chickens from a local farm, buying a whole chicken is much cheaper than buying chicken breasts. So for those of you who struggle with eating real food on a budget, this could help you get some more all natural, chemical and hormone free meat into your diet.
I headed over to my good friend Matt Hagel, chef of an amazing local farm to table restaurant, Miccosukee Root Cellar (he also did the forward in my cookbook!) and he gave me the run down on how to cut up a chicken.
Check out this video to learn how to do it too!