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.

It helped me to improve in all levels. Loved the class. The details, and the tips that the Ramsay teaches during this videos its priceless. It not only gives you cooking skills but it teaches you how important it is to find your passion and do what you love. I truly enjoyed this master class it helped me to grow not only in a professional level but also in a personal and emotional way.

what an incredible experience. Gordon truly is an inspiring figure and an amazing teacher of such a beautiful craft

I'll let you know after I put some of this to use

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.


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.

Anonymous W.

One of the best thing that I love about Gordon Ramsay, is that he is also left-handed like me. Made it so much easier to follow his instruction since there isn't a lot of instructor's that are left-handed.


Very helpful. Never been very good at breaking down a chicken. New a chinese cook years ago who let me watch him break one down in his restaurant. I swear it took him seconds.