How to Carve a Turkey, Step-by-Step

Food Network Magazine shows you how to carve a turkey in 4 easy steps.

Step 1

Place the bird breast-side up. Slice the skin between the legs and body; using a fork, pull the legs away from the body until the joints pop. Cut the joints to remove each leg.

Step 2

Separate the drumsticks from the thighs: Locate the joint in the middle of each leg and cut through it.

Step 3

Pull the wings away from the body and cut through the joint to remove the wings.

Step 4

Remove each side of breast meat by slicing downward along the top breastbone, following the curve of the body. Place each breast on a cutting board and slice against the grain.