Last May, I gave myself a deadline to learn how to debone a chicken. I asked help from family friends who arranged a demo for me at The Maya Kitchen. (Thanks, Tita Nining & Eric!)
When I spoke to Ms. Rory, she was a little bit in disbelief as to my interest in learning how to bone a chicken for "no reason". She suggested I bring along my cook. I didn't want to, but later changed my mind. I thought it would be a treat for my cook also to learn a new skill. I'd mentioned to her before that I might send her to some cooking classes and she was very excited about it.
So Flor and I went to Maya Kitchen where (oh no! I forgot her name) Evie (?) did a demo.
Start by letting the chicken "sit" and start working from the neck.
And this is how the stuffed chicken looks like right before it's cooked.
Oh boy. It's too much for me. I watched her do it and it was crazy and amazing.
Okay. I concede. Here in the Philippines, someone else could do almost anything for you and it won't cost you too much. ;p (Evie was offering her services. :p)
It wasn't a complete fail. Check out the drumstick I was able to debone (with much difficulty. ;p).