How do you split a whole chicken in half?
Using your biggest, sharpest knife (or a cleaver), slice through the skin in the center of the breasts from top to bottom to ensure it’s evenly divided.
What is it called when you split a chicken in half?
How do you break down a chicken into 10 pieces?
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