From Gordon Ramsay's MasterClass

Method: Breaking Down a Whole Chicken

Butchery 101. Learn how to get every ounce of goodness from a chicken by breaking it down into parts.

Topics include: Breaking Down a Whole Chicken


Butchery 101. Learn how to get every ounce of goodness from a chicken by breaking it down into parts.

Topics include: Breaking Down a Whole Chicken

Gordon Ramsay

Teaches Cooking I

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This is Gordon Ramsay like you've never experienced. The seven-star Michelin chef takes you into his home kitchen to learn everything from kitchen setup and buying the freshest ingredients to constructing unforgettable dishes. In this MasterClass, you're not just learning recipes, you're learning how to take your cooking to the next level.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I love Gordon Ramsay and this class was just a joy unto itself.

The class has allowed me to understand and execute the finesse when it comes to cooking and plating. I truly love Gordon Ramsay and would definitely consider taking more classes if provided.

Brilliant course, but why does he swear so much. Admittedly, rarely in the actual cooking class videos, so you can take the course without the sweary bits. But, it still spoilt things a bit for me.

Absolutely brilliant technique and confidence building course. He really shows passion for the food and reasoning behind the craft. Lovely.


Graeme R.

Excellent. I learned several new techniques. It just hit me that I'm being trained by Gordon Ramsay. And he hasn't cursed me out yet.

Karl W.

Couldn't download the PDF scam up with error and and expired...How can it expire I was watching it when i tried to download it. Same with he scrambled egg. couldn't download it. Perhaps your tech team could email them please!?

A fellow student

Very useful! However, how should one go about de-boning the chicken if the bone is required for the breast piece?

Pamela E.

This lesson was wonderful. He makes it look so easy and explains everything as he goes along so I could follow.

Alena R.

Always when I tried to break chicken my result was : parts of chicken after explosion )))) will try to use Gordon's approach and will see. Cool and simple advice 👌

Alena R.

I always get in trouble 😂 when I break down chicken : as a result a get explosed checked parts. Will try to use Gordon's advice. Going to rewatch video again.

Ron M.

Broke down my first chicken tonight. I didn't expect to be perfect but did better than I expected. Two areas needed obvious improvement were the separation of the legs and thighs...I feel like I left some meat that could have been included. The bird I had was pretty small so it also made the breast cutting a bit different from what I watched on the video. Nonetheless, I used the end product to cook the Chicken Supreme recipe in the next lesson.

Swedish C.

I have deconstructed many, many chickens but the hints about finding the joints and separating them was an epiphany anyway. Thanks GR.

Swedish C.

There are many places to download the pdf, not just in the lesson itself. This link takes you to the class cookbook which haas all the lessons in one .pdf. Easier this way!

A fellow student

Am I the only one having issues downloading the PDF? seems to be some XML issue. Before anyone mentions, yes I have written to support. Just wondering.