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How to carve and debone a chicken

This is a pictorial tutorial for carving (cutting) and deboning a whole chicken. In this tutorial, I’m working with a whole poached chicken for Hainanese Chicken Rice. This method of carving the chicken will work for both cooked and raw chicken. Learning how to carve a chicken is a handy skill! Sometimes, depending on the availability at the supermarket, I may buy a whole raw chicken and cut them to the required parts to freeze in bags for cooking various dishes (e.g. chicken breast in one bag; chicken thighs in one bag, chicken wings in one bag).