Skinning and Boning Chicken
Follow these helpful hints to prepare your chicken properly.
1. To skin chicken breasts, place the whole breast, skin-side-up, on a cutting board. Starting on one side of the breast, use your hand to pull the skin away from the meat. Discard the skin.
1. Starting from the inside of the neck opening, use your fingers to find the joints where the wings attach to the back. With a small sharp knife, make a cut just inside the neck opening on each side of the bird to expose the bones that from the joints. Cut through the joints and ligaments, as shown.
2. Loosen the meat from the wishbone with your fingers. Use a knife or kitchen shears to cut the ligaments as necessary. Remove the wishbone. It may be necessary to cut the wishbone away from the breastbone.