Today you can easily buy chickens at the supermarket already cut into pieces, but in my day that wasn’t so. In Jamaica when I was young, chickens were sold whole. Many people even raised their own chickens in the city Kingston, where I’m from. It made sense, not only did they provide fresh eggs, you would eventually have the freshest chicken to eat. Today the way we used to raise chickens is called organic and free-run and they cost a lot more than the average supermarket chicken. But that was just the way we ate back then. Simple, clean food.
In this video I show you how to cut up a whole chicken. In this case, I cut it into small pieces for Curry Chicken or Brown Stew Chicken, a recipe I’ll be adding soon. You can certainly buy chicken pieces instead, but it’s always good to know how to cut a whole chicken. At least you don’t have to pluck the feathers, too!