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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 3: Separating Thighs and Drumsticks

If you want to leave the chicken leg whole, omit this step. If not, turn leg over so it sits skin-side down. Slice along fat line between thigh and drumstick. Cut cleanly through leg joint. Repeat steps with opposite leg and wing, if desired.

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