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Guide to Various Chicken Cuts

Chicken, being one of the most consumed and versatile meats globally, offers a wide array of cuts, each with its unique characteristics and culinary applications.

Mastering the art of cooking chicken involves understanding these various cuts, their textures, flavors, and the best-suited cooking methods for each.

Whole Chicken

A whole chicken comprises all parts of the bird—breast, thighs, wings, legs, and occasionally giblets. In Singapore, it is commonly used in dishes such as Hainanese Chicken Rice, Chicken Curry, Herbal Chicken Soup, Roast Chicken, Chicken Stew, Chicken Congee, Steamed Chicken, and Grilled or Barbecued Chicken.

Whole Leg

The whole leg includes both the thigh and drumstick. This cut is preferred for its combination of dark meat and bones, providing depth of flavor when used in roasting, braising, or grilling.

Whole Leg Cube

These small cubes are obtained by dicing the whole leg and are ideal for recipes like stews, curries, or skewers, combining dark meat and bone-in portions for enhanced taste and texture.

Chicken Breast

The chicken breast is the lean white meat from the chest area. It's versatile and suitable for grilling, baking, or as the primary protein in various dishes due to its mild flavor and tenderness.

Boneless Leg

The boneless leg refers to the thigh portion with the bone removed. It's a versatile cut suitable for grilling, roasting, or being used in casseroles, stir-fries, and more


The drumstick is the lower portion of the leg, primarily dark meat with the bone intact. It's commonly enjoyed fried, grilled, or baked, offering a flavorful and convenient eating experience.

3 Joint Wing

Comprising the drumette, mid-section, and tip, this cut provides three distinct parts of the wing, often used in specialized recipes that require specific wing sections.

Mid-Joint Wing

These wings contain the mid-section with two connected segments, frequently used in dishes like buffalo wings or as appetizers due to their balance of meat and skin.

Chicken Minced

Chicken mince consists of finely ground chicken meat made by grinding various parts of the bird. It's versatile and used in dishes such as burgers, meatballs, or as a base for various recipes.

Chicken Sliced

Thin slices of chicken meat, are perfect for quick-cooking methods like stir-frying, salads, sandwiches, or hot pots, providing convenience and shorter cooking times.

Chicken Feet

Considered a delicacy in some cuisines, chicken feet are used to add a gelatinous texture to soups, stews, or to enhance the flavor of various dishes

Understanding the diversity of chicken cuts allows for better meal planning and utilization of different textures and flavors in various recipes. Each cut offers unique characteristics, enhancing culinary experiences and allowing for creativity in the kitchen.


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