You Need This: Poultry Shears

 
 

Everyone needs a good pair of kitchen shears. From cutting twine, to trimming herbs, opening difficult packaging, and sizing pastry; good shears are never left in your drawer for long.

However, if you are a self-proclaimed germaphobe (like me!), then you might want more than one pair of shears. I have a generic set for non-food kitchen items, shears specifically for herb cuttings from my garden, shears for raw meat, shears for cooked meat, and even a set for vegetables from the store. (If you think that's bad, wait 'til you hear about my multiple cutting boards).

You don't have to be as crazy or task specific as I am however, at the very least you need a pair of dedicated poultry shears. These shears are typically spring loaded and much, much sharper than others. They have to be in order to cut through bones without you needing to exert too much pressure (or frustration) on your end.

And why, you might ask, do you need to be removing bones from poultry? Well, because if you remove some of the bones, you can cook an entire chicken in 30-45 minutes, without losing flavor, and gaining valuable time in the process.  It's called spatchcocking, and it's amazing. If you don't believe me, check out my recipe and try it for yourself. Not that it's the ONLY reason you should have poultry shears in your kitchen but really, you don't need any others.

Trust me.