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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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