June 28, 2017

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!




I’ve been cooking Jamaican food for my family for more than 50 years! Now I'm teaching my daughter Angela and you how to cook my treasured family recipes! I'm happy to be of service and love hearing from you so don't forget to leave a comment below.



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    January 27, 2014

    Hi Fay, why do you used lemon juice to wash the chicken? Could you use vinegar instead. Apple or white? I’m loving your tutorials. I can wait to learn REAL Jamaican Cuisine! You’re amazing!

    • Reply Fay & Angela
      Fay & Angela
      May 26, 2014

      Hi Tweet,
      Sure you can use vinegar instead. Fay

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    July 20, 2015

    Hello,I just saw two of your videos on YouTube and wanted to stop by to check out your website. I plan to cook Curry Chicken for the first time tonight and wanted to say “thank you” for your time and efforts to record and post your recipes. I definitely appreciate it. I look forward to trying many more of your dishes. Take care!!!! Sheri

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