How to Break Down a Chicken Like a Pro

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If there's one knife skill that can save you money and make you look cool, it's breaking down a chicken. For about the same price as a pack of two breasts, you can buy a whole chicken, which comes with those same breasts, two legs, and a back. And if you're really lucky, you'll get a free liver, heart, and gizzard thrown in to sweeten the deal! Here, we show you the different techniques on breaking down a whole chicken so you can save all sorts of time and money in your weeknight dinner routine, and impress your friends while you're at it!

Here's the full how-to: https://www.seriouseats.com/2010/05/knife-skills-how-to-break-down-a-chicken.html

Our picks for the best poultry shears: https://www.seriouseats.com/2017/09/the-best-poultry-shears-kitchen-equipment-review.html
The best knife to use for this technique: https://amzn.to/2u5VZ2G

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