Learn how to cut chicken wings like a pro with this step-by-step guide. Plus, get tips on the best way to cook chicken wings for maximum flavor.
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You will need the following supplies to cut chicken wings: a cutting board, a sharp knife, chicken wings, and a kitchen towel.
The type of knife you use is important when cutting chicken wings. A sharp, thin-bladed knife is best. A serrated knife can also be used, but it will not give you as clean of a cut.
When cutting chicken wings, be sure to use a cutting board. A wooden cutting board is ideal, as it will not dull your knife as quickly as a plastic or glass cutting board.
A cutting board is a plate of material—usually wood, plastic, metal, or glass—used as a surface for cutting food items. Cutting boards can be both reusable and disposable. Reusable cutting boards are often made of hardwood or glass and can be used multiple times. Disposable cutting boards are often made of softwood, plastic, or aluminum foil and are designed to be used only once.
1. First, you need to identify where the wing joint is. You can do this by gently feeling for the bone.
Place chicken wings on the cutting board.
1. Place chicken wings on the cutting board.
2. Hold the chicken wing at the joint with one hand.
3. Use a sharp knife to cut through the skin and meat at the joint.
4. Repeat with the remaining chicken wings.
Using a sharp knife, cut through the skin and meat at the joint.
1. Start by cutting through the skin and meat at the joint with a sharp knife.
2. Next, use a kitchen shears to snip through the remaining tendons and bones.
3. Finally, cut the wings in half at the joint for smaller pieces, or leave them whole for larger ones.
And that’s it! You now know how to cut chicken wings quickly and easily.
Repeat with the remaining chicken wings.
Assuming you’re right-handed, hold the chicken wing in your left hand, point the knife towards your right, and slice through the skin and meat where the breast meets the wing. Next, turn the chicken wing over so that the flat side is facing up. Find the joint that connects the wing to the body and slice through it. You should now be able to easily pull the wing tip off. Repeat with the remaining chicken wings.