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How to Cut a Whole Chicken

Follow these step-by-step instructions to cut a whole chicken into wing, thigh, drumstick and breast pieces all ready to be cooked for dinner.

By Julie Miltenberger

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How to Cut a Chicken
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Step 2: Separating Legs and Wings from Chicken

Bend leg joint away from body. Insert knife and cut down through joint in one quick motion, separating whole leg from body. If desired, repeat with wing on same side of bird, slicing down through joint closest to body.

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