Carving a Whole Cooked Chicken: Step-by-Step
Step 1: Place the chicken on a clean, sanitary cutting board. Remove leg and thigh section by pressing leg away from body. Cut through joint carefully, following body contour.
Step 2: Cut the drumstick and thigh apart at the joint. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the opposite side of the chicken.
Step 3: Cut the meat from the drumstick and thigh in thin slices.
Step 4: On each side of the chicken, cut between wing and breast to sever joint.
Step 5: Cut breast horizontally just above the wing joint, cutting through the ribs. Repeat for opposite side of the chicken.
Step 6: With long, smooth strokes, cut the breast into thin slices. Repeat for opposite side of chicken.
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