Learning how to joint a whole chicken is an invaluable skill. It takes more than one go at cutting up a chicken to become an expert. However, once you've got the hang of it, you can cut up a chicken in very little time and with ease.
Save money by buying whole chickens
Perhaps the most important reason to learn how to cut up a whole chicken is that it will save you money. Buying a whole chicken is cheaper than buying pieces, and the leftover parts are ideal for making homemade stock. This same method can be used for cutting up other birds, such as duck, turkey or guinea fowl.