Then the day came when I was looking down at the multitude of packages in the poultry section looking for some chicken that I realized it was much better to learn to cut up my own chicken and pay just 0.49 âµ per pound for the whole fryer and forget about paying $4.99 per pound for some fatty pieces of skin on chicken breast.
Buying it with such a noble idea as saving money had me happily paying for my chicken, and heading home rather smugly thinking what a great job I was doing in helping my own personal economic crisis.
But then I had to cut open the bag and take this strange, cold ,wet and somewhat slimy creature out to get ready to cook dinner. I had some second thoughts about what I had done. What ever made me think I could cut this thing up??? I knew many had done it before me, many continue to do it every day, but this was me who was standing in front of the kitchen sink looking at a (excuse my honesty) a dead bird that had given it's life to be someone's dinner. A bird who deserved some respect for the atrocities it had suffered to come to this place, bare and featherless, sitting in a sink.
So doing what the modern generation seems to do best when faced with such a dilemma (and no I don't mean run away), I went to my iPad and started to search. Not for an app and not even for the number to a restaurant with good carry out, but for directions on cutting up a chicken to cook.
I googled "how to cut up a chicken/fryer" and started looking over the hundreds of hits that had come up. Some had no photos, some weren't even in English . There were some videos on youtube, but that would mean stopping and starting the video with chicken goop covered hands as I went from step to step. I did find one that had some good instructions, but no photos. I decided that maybe this would be a good place to add an instructable for "cutting up a chicken". ((By the way, I did search here, and though there may very well be an instructable for this, I didn't find it. ))
**by the way I cut up this chicken so I could try the "Soy Braised Ginger Chicken" submitted by weekofmenus, you can find it here instructables.com/id/Soy-Braised-Ginger-Chicken/