How To: Cut up a chicken for cooking

Cut up a chicken for cooking

In this tutorial, professional chef Jason Hill shows you how to cut up a chicken into eight parts and get more bang for your buck. Follow along as Jason shows you exactly where to cut and pull for any recipe.

To cut whole chicken, you'll need a good pair of kitchen shears and a chef knife. In this video, chef Jason demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken with ease.

One of the most popular methods is the 8 cut chicken, which divides the hen into 8 pieces. This includes the two breast pieces, two drumsticks, two thighs and two wings.

Jason also shows how to cut chicken wings, and remove the tip (which is perfect for making chicken stock). He also demonstrates the proper method on how to cut a chicken breast in half.

The next time your friends ask how to cut a whole chicken into 8 pieces, show them this video. It comes in handy for any chicken recipes calling for braising, grilling, stewing and barbecue.

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