Learn how to joint a raw chicken in just five easy steps. Buying a whole chicken and jointing it yourself means you'll save money and waste less. You'll also save time - use some parts straightaway, and freeze others for later.
To start, you need two simple kitchen tools - a cutting board and a sharp knife. Make sure the knife is really sharp. You need to cut through skin, cartilage and bone. A dull knife makes this difficult, plus you’ll end up with torn instead of cut meat.