How to portion a chicken

Updated on 10 November 2016 | 0 Comments

In the first of our brand new chicken video series, Olly Seabright from The Ginger Pig butchery shows us how to portion a chook.

Portioning a chicken is easy when you know how. Here butcher Olly Seabright takes us through the process. Remember it's often cheaper to buy a whole chicken and break it down, than buy separate pieces.

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Cheap chilli chicken

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Raymond Blanc's chicken with mushrooms

Henry Dimbleby's Spanish chicken pot roast


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