How to Cut Up Chicken

How to Cut up Chicken

Source: The Household Searchlight Recipe Book (c. 1942)

Dress chicken. Wash carefully. Cut off neck. Remove wings by
cutting through wing joint close to body. Fold wings by putting tip back
of shoulder joint. Remove legs by cutting through the skin close to the body.
Bend legs back to separate the joints. Cut through the flesh. Separate

thigh from drumstick. Separate breast from back by cutting
thriugh the skin just below the breast bone. Insert the knife beneath
the edges of the breast bone. Follow up the ribs to the shoulder.. Disjoint.
Cut through the flesh. Bend the back of chicken to break the

back bone. Cut into back and rib sections. Cut through the breast of
chicken, separating the portion containing the wish-bone from the
remainder. Cut remainder of breast in 2 portions if desired.