5 years ago

The best way to carve a turkey

Want to carve your Thanksgiving turkey like a pro? It’s actually quite easy! Check it out:

What You Need

  • A large space to work
  • One sharp chef’s knife (about 8 inches)
  • Two cutting boards, one with groove
  • Tray or baking sheet
  • Kitchen towel, to prevent the turkey from sliding
  • A large platter
  • Herbs for platter (optional)


  1. Prepare turkey according to directions on packaging.
  2. Once fully cooked to an internal temperature of at least 165 F, allow turkey to rest until cool enough to touch.
  3. Remove right leg and thigh, set aside on second board/tray
  4. Remove left leg and thigh, set aside on second board/tray
  5. Remove right breast, set aside
  6. Remove left breast, set aside
  7. Remove wings, arrange on platter
  8. Slice breast, arrange on platter
  9. Separate leg from thigh, arrange on platter
  10. Remove bone from thigh, slice thigh, arrange on platter
  11. Add herbs to platter