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How to Carve a Chicken With Jim Leiken, Formerly of Cafe Boulud (Photo)

Roast chicken is pretty high up there in popularity charts. It makes sense: with proper technique, it's fairly easy to make; it's healthy; satiating; and chicken is relatively inexpensive.

While it's one of the few dishes that is common in most American's cooking repertoire, serving it can be one heck of a mess.

Although it seems fairly self-explanatory, carving a chicken takes a certain amount of finesse. We've all seen a perfectly cooked birds that end up looking like they've been butchered by Edward Scissorhands.

To help you prevent poultry mutilation, Jim Leiken formerly of Cafe Boulud, has given us some step-by-step directions for properly carving a chicken -- or any big breasted bird, for that matter.

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Sara Ventiera