Top 5 Tips On How To Carve A Chicken?
Roasted chicken with the heavenly golden brown hues, the juicy interiors and the browned exteriors is so very inviting. For me this is one meal that I
can have for days together without ever saying no to a helping. The fact that it is delicious and healthy is what adds to the attraction of this great meal.
Roasted or grilled chicken is a simple and easy dinner idea, can get everything ready before hand and then for dinner all I have to do is grill it or roast
Many of my friends recently had this request to show them how to carve a chicken. Carving chicken I tell them is all about knowing the anatomy of the
chicken. If you know the joints right, then it is all about separating the pieces at the joint. How to carve chicken would include separating the two leg
pieces, the wings and then carving out the flesh from the chicken breasts. Sounds simple?
How to carve a chicken is all about practice. I guess everything with cooking is practice. The more times and the more passionately you do it you, you
are sure of more delicious results. The same principle works with carving a chicken. Practice makes perfect. With practice one would be able to do it
with ease and better, so says my experience at carving the chicken.
Take out your roasted chicken and get hold of a sharp knife (not too big nor too small) and we can get started on how to carve a chicken.
1-Place the whole roasted chicken on a cutting board. I prefer to have a separate cutting board for my veggies and chicken and other meat. The
chicken should be placed breast side up.
2-Hold one leg and cut from the joint holding the leg and the rest of the chicken carcass together. A little pressure and cutting correctly at the joint is all
you need to know. Repeat the same for the other leg.
3-Now come the chicken wings. Like I mentioned before it is all about knowing the anatomy of the chicken. Cut at the joint that holds the chicken wing
and the rest of the chicken together. Repeat the same for the other wing.
4-You are now left with the breast portion of the chicken. There is a bone that runs right through the center of the chicken breast dividing it into two
halves. Run the knife along the center and cut deep to carve out the meat from one side. You would be able to feel the bone as you carve out the
flesh. Repeat the same for the other chicken breast. You can now cut the chicken breast into slices for serving.
5-With what remains on the carcass you could make a comforting delicious chicken soup.
Toss up a nice green salad, the soup and the carved roasted chicken; a healthy nutritious spread ready for your dinner.
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