Easy step-by-step picture for how to cut a whole chicken into pieces for frying, stock, or baking. Buying whole chickens is far cheaper than buying them pre-carved. At my local shop, a whole chicken is ~$2.99/lb, where as once the pieces are separated, they go for up to $8.99/lb! So save yourself some serious cash and take pride in learning how to break down your own poultry. The added benefit is having an endless supply of homemade chicken stock from all of the left over pieces! So grab a chicken, a cutting board, and a sharp knife, and you're on your way. special thanks to canida for providing the hands and technique!