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How to Debone A Whole Chicken

How to Debone A Whole Chicken. This is a detailed step-by-step instruction on how to debone a whole chicken with a detailed video.
Prep Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8


  • scissors
  • sharp knife
  • Spoon


  • 2 lbs whole chicken


  • With the chicken in a prone position, break the thigh bones by grabbing the leg with one hand and holding down the backbone against the chopping board.
  • Rock the leg back and forth while pushing down on the backbone until the thigh bone breaks off and starts to move freely. Feel where the bone joint is attached and push down on that point.
  • Repeat the above steps for the other thigh bone.
  • Using a pair of kitchen scissors snip the bone off the meat. This will create an incision-like opening that will be the starting point for separating the bone structure from the meat. Snip deep enough for the spoon to have a good grab when you start scooping.
  • Use a spoon and with some scooping and cutting motions, work your way between the bone and the meat to separate them. A pair of kitchen scissors may be needed when the spoon wouldn’t cut through.
  • Turn the chicken over and do the same on the other side. Use the same utensil combination to debone. A sharp kitchen knife will also be a good alternative to separate the bone from the meat.
  • Once you feel that the bone has been separated from the meat, slowly pull it out and use the scissors as needed to cut bones or tendons that are still attached to the meat.
  • And, voila! now you have your deboned chicken and congratulations too, now you’re also a certified chicken orthopedic surgeon.