Anyone knows about chicken shoulder?

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by choya, May 30, 2014.

  1. choya

    choya Newbie

    Hi. I need your expertise on Chicken here. I am working for an F&B supplies company and I have a customer requesting for a specific part of the Chicken, that is the Chicken Shoulder Meat.

    It is supposed to be a small piece of meat from the shoulder that is very tender and it is especially liked by the Japanese. But I have no idea where exactly it is located at and the way to cut it. Someone told me it is near to the outer breast of each side.

    Does anyone knows where the chicken shoulder part is? And is there a specific way of cutting to derive the meat? Any diagrams or pictures would be great. I'm totally clueless. Any help, info or referral to anyone would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Never heard of it. Heard of the oyster you get from the thigh which is the best little piece on the whole chicken. That may be what he was referring to.

  3. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    i've been a meatcutter for a long time and i can honestly say i've never heard of it,like alelover said i've heard of the oyster,i would guess the shoulder is where the wing attaches to the breast, good luck
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The chicken shoulder is where the wing attaches to the backbone by the shoulder blades.  Often it is removed with the wing, but if you detach the wing close to the joint you will see it there.


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