How To Truss A Chicken

Time Needed - Approx. 1 minute
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Knowing how to truss a chicken is essential when it comes to making a roast or rotisserie chicken.

Trussing the bird before cooking helps it to maintain its shape, ensuring that the chicken cooks evenly, resulting in tender leg meat and juicy breast meat.

Trussing a chicken takes less than a minute and you can use the same trussing technique for all poultry and game birds.

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Ingredients

1 Chicken

Difficulty

Easy

Equipment

Butcher’s String

 

METHOD

Step 1.

  • Prepare the chicken for trussing by cutting off the feet and wing tips from the bird and remove the wishbone.
How To Truss A Chicken | Chef-Development

Step 2.

  • Pull the string underneath the chicken breast and down towards the wings
How To Truss A Chicken | Chef-Development

Step 3.

  • Turn over the chicken on to its front, tie the wings together nice and tight
How To Truss A Chicken | Chef-Development

Step 4.

  • Tuck the string underneath the wings and turn the chicken over onto its back again
How To Truss A Chicken | Chef-Development

Step 5.

  • Bring the string between the breasts and the legs and cross over, pulling tight.
How To Truss A Chicken | Chef-Development

Step 6.

  • Tuck the string under the drumsticks and tie them tightly together.
How To Truss A Chicken | Chef-Development
How To Truss A Chicken | Chef-Development

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