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How to Cut Up Chicken Wings

By Cook's Illustrated Published July 2016

Our recipe for Korean Fried Chicken Wings calls for cutting the wings into three parts. Here’s how to do it.

Our recipe for Korean Fried Chicken Wings calls for cutting the wings into three parts: drumettes, midsections, and wingtips. Here’s how to do it.

1. Using your fingertip, locate joint between wingtip and midsection. Place blade of chef’s knife on joint, between bones, and using palm of your nonknife hand, press down on blade to cut through skin and tendon, as shown.

2. Find joint between midsection and drumette and repeat process to cut through skin and joint. Discard wingtip.