If you buy whole chicken from our farm you might be asking: How do I cook and cut-up a whole chicken? I know that the first time I was presented with a whole chicken, I was afraid. I hate to admit this, but the first year Tim and I were married, I continued to buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts because I had no clue what to do with the whole chickens in the farm freezer. My parents would be ashamed because I grew up eating whole chicken. I guess I never paid any attention on how it was cut.
Below I am going to share with you a very helpful ( and quick) video demonstrating how to cut up a whole chicken. I will also share with you some of my favorite whole chicken recipes. You can check out all our pasture raised chicken recipes here.
How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken
I love this video by Gourmet Magazine. The chef does an excellent job explaining where all the cut lines on a chicken are. He also calmly cuts up the entire chicken in less than 4 minutes.
Remember, depending on your recipe, you can cut up your whole chicken before or after you cook it.
How to cook a whole chicken recipes
Here are three of my favorite whole chicken recipes
Still not convinced that cutting up a whole chicken is easy? Get out your crock pot and let the juicy meat just fall off the bone for you. Here is my Whole Chicken in a Crock-pot recipe.
And your still not convinced? Order your chickens to be cut-up. If you order early, we can have your chickens custom cut for an additional fee. Call us at 952-461-3428 for details.
Right now we have our plump Cornish Cross chickens waiting for you to take home. These birds have a lot of healthy, white meat and are great for using in any recipe. In a few weeks we will have some Freedom Rangers available. The Ranger chickens have more juicy, dark meat.
Are you afraid to cut up a whole chicken? Did you over come a fear of cooking with whole chicken? Tell us your story in the comments below. We would love to hear them.