Here's the how to.......
Start with the chicken breast-side up on your board and a sharp knife to hand. Cut the wings off just past the joint and set to one side for your stock.
Using a sharp knife cut through the skin around each leg. Turn the chicken over and bend each of the legs back to break the joints.
Slice down just to the side of the breast bone and follow down to cut off the breast. Do the same on the other side - it may help to turn the bird round so you can hold onto the bit you're cutting.
To make the chicken go further, you can cut it down more. Feel the joint between the thigh and drumstick with your finger. Cut where the join is - the knife should go through easily.
More information on jointing a chicken can be found on 4food - how to joint a chicken
Then we made a meal ......
Once this was done we cut up our vegetables and laid them to one side, whilst we fried our chicken untill it was sealed.
We then chopped a variety of vegetables and fried them to soften them.
and we added it all together into a casserole dish, with plum tomatoes, tomato paste, pearl barley, and we popped it in the oven for an hour, but you could cook it in a slow cooker too.
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