How To Cut Up a Chicken: 10 Knife Skills Tutorials

As we dive into some fresh tutorials and videos for How To Month we'd like to first direct your attention to a few tutorials from our archives. These 10 tutorials are all on everyone's most-requested topic: Knife skills!

There are some basics here; we especially recommend the video on basic knife skills, which covers how to set up your cutting board, and how to hold your knife. Also, The Claw! makes an appearance.

Please excuse the choppy video and audio in some of these; we were still working out a few kinks when we filmed them!

TOP ROW
• 1 How To Cut Up a Chicken: The Video
• 2 How To Carve a Roast Chicken: The Video
• 3 How To Learn Basic Knife Skills: The Video
• 4 How To Mince Garlic: The Video
• 5 How To Dice An Onion: The Video

BOTTOM ROW
• 6 How To French Cut an Onion
• 7 How to Segment an Orange (or Any Citrus Fruit)
• 8 How to Cut a Pineapple
• 9 How To Slice a Bell Pepper
• 10 Knife Skills: The Claw

I have to say that working on these tutorials really improved my own skills! I realized, for instance, that I let my cutting board slide all around when I am working. Not a good idea. Since doing these videos I've been much more attentive to my cutting board, keeping it in place with a damp cloth.

What other knife skills are you working on right now?

Related: For the New Graduate: A Crash Course in Kitchen Basics

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.