Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken: Wing Breakdown

Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken: Wing Breakdown

Trade Chicken Descriptions: Wing Breakdown The whole wing consists of the drummette, the flat, and the tip. The V-Wing is the 1st and 2nd segments. 2-Joint Wing is the 2nd and 3rd segments. Wing Drummette is the part that contains the humerus that attaches the wing to the body. Wing Flats are the mid-joint pieces, the second segment of the wing containing the ulna and radius. Wing Tips are the third segments containing the metacarpals and phalanges. Images courtesy USDA. Renee Shelton’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. When she’s not tasting BBQ, she can be found at Pastry Sampler.   Renee Shelton Renee’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. Almost. Really, it’s a tough call here. When she’s not tasting BBQ and dipping in the sauce, Renee can be found at...
Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken Breasts: Quarter and Tenderloin

Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken Breasts: Quarter and Tenderloin

  Breast Quarter A breast quarter is produced by cutting the front half along the sternum and back into two equal portions, and consists of a half breast with the attached wing and a portion of the back. Tenderloin A tenderloin is made by separating the inner pectoral muscle from the breast and the sternum. It may or may not include the tendon. Images courtesy USDA. Renee Shelton’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. When she’s not tasting BBQ, she can be found at Pastry Sampler. Renee Shelton Renee’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. Almost. Really, it’s a tough call here. When she’s not tasting BBQ and dipping in the sauce, Renee can be found at...
Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken: Split and Quarters

Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken: Split and Quarters

Split Bird Splitting a whole bird, without giblets, end to end through the back and breast producing an approximate equal halves. Quarters A leg quarter is the drumstick and thigh, with adjoining portion of the back. It may or may not include the tail or abdominal fat. A ‘whole leg’ is simply the drumstick and thigh, with no backbone.   Images courtesy USDA. Renee Shelton’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. When she’s not tasting BBQ, she can be found at Pastry Sampler. Renee Shelton Renee’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. Almost. Really, it’s a tough call here. When she’s not tasting BBQ and dipping in the sauce, Renee can be found at...
Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken: 4-Piece, 6-Piece, and 8-Piece Cuts

Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken: 4-Piece, 6-Piece, and 8-Piece Cuts

Cut-Up Four-Piece: Cutting a whole chicken, without giblets, into two breast quarters with wings attached, and two leg quarters. Six-Piece Cut-Up This is produced by cutting up a whole bird, without giblets, into two split breasts (with back and rib portions), 2 drumsticks, and two thighs (with back portion). Tail may or may not be present. Eight-Piece Cut-Up This is produced by cutting up a whole bird, without giblets, into two split breasts (with back and rib portions), 2 drumsticks, 2 thighs (with back portions), and 2 wings. Tail may or may not present. Images courtesy USDA. Renee Shelton’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. When she’s not tasting BBQ, she can be found at Pastry Sampler. Renee Shelton Renee’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. Almost. Really, it’s a tough call here. When she’s not tasting BBQ and dipping in the sauce, Renee can be found at...
Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken: Whole Chicken

Trade Descriptions and Diagrams for Chicken: Whole Chicken

Whole Chicken with Giblets A whole, intact chicken carcass with the head and feet removed (tail may or may not be present). the gizzard, heart, liver, and neck are included, loose, inside bird, or wrapped in paper or plastic film and placed inside or alongside bird. Images courtesy USDA. Renee Shelton’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. When she’s not tasting BBQ, she can be found at Pastry Sampler. Renee Shelton Renee’s love for tri tip almost surpasses her love for cake. Almost. Really, it’s a tough call here. When she’s not tasting BBQ and dipping in the sauce, Renee can be found at...