Learn how to cut a rotisserie chicken like a pro with these easy tips and tricks!
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With its tender, juicy meat and crispy skin, rotisserie chicken is a dining out staple. But it can be just as delicious (and easy) to make at home. All you need is a good quality rotisserie chicken and a sharp knife. Here’s how to cut rotisserie chicken like a pro.
1. Start by removing the legs. Using your knife, gently cut through the skin connecting the leg to the body of the chicken. then, with your hands, twist the leg until it pops out of the socket. Repeat with the other leg.
2. Next, remove the wings in the same way you removed the legs – gently cutting through the skin and then popping out the wing at the socket.
3. Now it’s time to remove the breast meat. Gently insert your knife between the breast and the carcass, being careful not to pierce any organs, and then slice down until you reach the wishbone. Cut along each side of the wishbone to release it from the breast meat (you can save this for stock!). Continue slicing down through the breast meat until it is completely removed from the carcass. Repeat with the other side of breast meat.
What You’ll Need
-1 rotisserie chicken
-1 cutting board
-1 large knife
-1 pair of kitchen scissors
Cutting a rotisserie chicken is a simple process that only requires a few steps and some basic kitchen tools. The first thing you’ll need is a cutting board. Place the rotisserie chicken on the cutting board breast side up. You may want to use a paper towel to help keep the chicken from slipping.
Next, you’ll need a large knife. Start by cutting off the legs at the joint where they meet the body. Then, cut off the wings at the joint where they meet the body. Once the legs and wings have been removed, you can begin slicing the meat from the breast.
If there are any stubborn pieces of meat that seem difficult to remove, you can use a pair of kitchen scissors to help loosen them. Once all of the meat has been removed from the chicken, you can begin chopping or slicing it into smaller pieces, if desired.
1. Place the chicken on a cutting board, breast side up.
2. Use a sharp knife to remove the legs by slicing through the skin that connects them to the body.
3. Cut through the skin and meat that connects the wing to the body and remove the wing.
4. To remove the dark meat from the chicken, use a fork to hold the chicken steady while you make a lengthwise cut along each side of the breastbone, following the natural curve of the breast meat.
5. Once you have removed the dark meat, turn the chicken over so that it is breast side down. Use a sharp knife to make a lengthwise cut along each side of the backbone, following the natural curve of the breast meat.
6. Remove the backbone by cutting through any remaining skin and meat that connect it to the chicken.
7. Flip the chicken over so that it is breast side up and use a sharp knife to make a lengthwise cut along each side ofthe breastbone, followingthe natural curve ofthe breastmeat.
8. Once you have removed all ofthe dark meat, you can either leavethe chicken whole orcut it into individual servings by slicing it crosswise into slices or strips.
Tips and Tricks
Here are a few tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your rotisserie chicken:
-If you want to shred the chicken, wait until it’s cooled slightly so that it’s easier to handle. Use two forks or your fingers to pull the meat apart.
-To slice the chicken, start by removing the legs and thighs. Then, cut the breast meat into thin slices.
-To dice the chicken, start by removing the skin. Then, cut the meat into small cubes.
-To make chicken salad, start by shredding or chopping the chicken into small pieces. Then, add your favorite salad ingredients and dressing.
After you’ve enjoyed your rotisserie chicken, there are many ways to use the leftovers. You can shred the meat and add it to salads, soup, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or any dish where you would normally use chicken. Or you can slice it and serve it as is with dipping sauces. Rotisserie chicken is also great for making chicken salad or Chicken a la King. And don’t forget about the bones! Make homemade chicken broth with the carcass for a healthy and delicious way to use every part of the rotisserie chicken.