Free Home Delivery On Orders Over $149!

How To Cut Up a Whole Chicken

written by

Sarah Fischer

posted on

April 15, 2017

I'm sort of embarrassed to be telling you this story, but I'll never forget the first time I tried cutting up a whole chicken.

My first attempt took me about 30 minutes because I had no idea what I was doing.  I just started cutting.  Which meant I was cutting through bones. Do you know how hard it is to cut through bones?? 

After I finally got the chicken apart, Tom walked in the door.  I'll never forget the look on his face.  He looked around, furrowed his brow and then lowered his voice to almost a whisper and kindly said, "What did you do?"
Very defensive and needing to vent, I responded, "What do you mean, what did I do?  I just cut up this chicken so we can grill it.  Do you have any idea how much work that was?  It's no wonder people don't buy whole chickens anymore!"  He answered, "Who taught you how to cut up a chicken?  You mutilated that thing."

The truth is, no one taught me how to cut up a chicken.  I guess if I would have been smart I would have just googled it.

Before we started raising our own chickens I was that mom who bought a big 'ol bag of boneless, flavorless, skinless chicken breasts.  After all, they're already cut up for you!

Now I make a whole chicken once a week which provides us with 2-3 meals + 4 quarts of bone broth. 

I can't imagine my life without the juicy, flavorful meat that comes from a pastured bird or without mason jars of healing, golden bone broth in my fridge.

So you don't have to struggle like I did, I made this video that shows you how to cut up a chicken.  Follow the simple steps in the video and have your chicken cut up in 5 minutes or less.

Not to spoil the video...but did you know, there's a "secret" roadmap between the leg and the thigh?  Take a peek to see it!

More from the blog

Get Radiant Skin with This Easy DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Have you struggled to find natural skincare products that actually work and don't break the bank? You had good intentions with that 7 step skincare line you bought. But now it sits in your cupboard because you don't have the energy to stay awake to get all 7 steps on your face, right? I've got a better idea. I'm going to show you how to make your own whipped tallow body butter.

Say Goodbye to Inflammatory Seed Oils and Hello to Healthy Cooking

The two things all of our customers have in common (myself included) is: 1) We all grew up on the Standard American Diet. -and- 2) We're all trying to figure out how to get back to eating real, nourishing food - the way God intended. Some of it comes easy, but some of it takes effort to learn how to do new things - like getting rid of seed oils and cooking with traditional fats such as beef tallow instead.