Previously we shared our recipe of Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Scallion. In this article, we are going to continue to share our method of cutting up a whole chicken. We are not pro in this aspect but we guess it meets the standard of serving guests at home.
Before cutting chicken, make sure you have sharpened the knife otherwise it may slip and cut your fingers.
斬雞方法 Cutting Up a Whole Chicken
To begin with, chop the neck at the intersection between the body and the neck. If the head is to be displaced on the plate, chop also at the lower part of the head
While eating meat in a restaurant we usually don’t have the idea of “consuming a life”. Nonetheless, for every time we processed a whole chicken at home, that thought popped up in our minds very vividly. That’s a reminder for us to making sure we handle the chicken properly as an ingredient. Do best to make it delicious and be respectful to the food.
Next step, cut the chicken from its bottom alongside with one side of the spine
Then also chop alongside the other side of spine. This way we could take out the spine together with the chicken bottom
Half the chicken by chopping through the sternum
Remove the foot by cutting through its joint
Lift the wing a bit and slice it thorough diagonally
Chop off the wing
Circle the skin of the thigh by the point of the knife
Flip the thigh out, locate the joint and cut it though
Divide the breast and the back
Slice the breast into 4-5 pieces
Put them on plate
Do the same for the chicken back
And same for the thigh. Slice into 4-5 pieces
Chop the wing at the area as shown then we could divide it into 3 pieces
Continue to place the chicken pieces on plate
Do the same for another half of the chicken
Speaking of easy and yummy chicken dishes, we must recommend this Air Fried Bandits Chicken Wings
There are quite a lot of steps for making this Smoked Sand Ginger Chicken. The sense of achievement after making that is beyond compare!