Home - Articles - How to Carve a Turkey

How to Carve a Turkey

It’s not Thanksgiving without the star of the show: golden-brown, delicious turkey. 

When it’s time to serve the bird, how you carve it is almost as important as how you cook it. Check out our simple, step-by-step tutorial on the best way to slice your turkey (or chicken) to get the most meat and a beautiful presentation every time.  

Step 1: Use kitchen shears to cut twine from legs. 

Step 2: Using a sharp kitchen knife, slice between the leg and body to remove the drumstick and thigh in a single piece. Repeat on the other side. 

Step 3: Remove each half of the breast in a single piece by guiding your knife along and around the breast bone. 

Step 4: Cut and remove the wing. Repeat on the other side. 

Step 5: Slice each leg to separate drumstick from thigh. 

Step 6: Slice the breast into approximately 1/2-inch slices. 

Step 7: Fan out slices on a platter and arrange with the rest of the turkey. 

Here are three Turkey recipes for you to try:  

Cider-Glazed Turkey and Gravy

Citrus-Herb Turkey

Maple-Thyme Dry-Brined Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Search and shop our 5,000+ recipes

Popular articles

Search and shop our 5,000+ recipes