Martin Yan carves a chicken in 18 seconds! by Jaden | May 26, 2008 | Video | 23 comments Martin Yan carves a chicken in 18 seconds! from Jaden Hair on Vimeo. Come see his recipe, Pan Seared Steak Rolls 23 Comments ted on 7/30/09 at 2:47 pm I am also a Tampa Trib subscriber! Reply ted on 7/30/09 at 2:47 pm Martin Yan and Jaden have something in common. They both make a complex cuisine seem so easy for us at-home cooks. Thanks!!! Reply Lynne Webb on 6/14/08 at 10:13 am I was lucky enough to see Martin Yan at the Publix Cooking School in Sarasota a while back, where I bought a copy of his Quick and Easy cookbook. Such a great book for weeknight meals – out of the 100+ cookbooks I own, it’s the first one I grab when I’m stumped on what to make for dinner. Reply Nate on 6/9/08 at 3:43 pm Martin Yan is the reason I can cook today. He is a scholar and a gentleman! (not to mention one heck of a cook) Reply joanne on 6/3/08 at 8:03 pm I grew up watching him too. This clip reminds me of my dad. He can’t do it in 18 seconds, but you sure do get a great show watching my dad carve up a bird. My husband thinks it’s one of his best kitchen talents. When dad is done, there is barely any meat on the carcass. I’m not at the level he’s at yet, but hubby gets a bit nervous and avoids making me mad when I’m carving up a bird with my very sharp knives. Reply katie on 6/1/08 at 2:18 pm I love him! I used to watch him all the time when I lived in the U.S. Glad to see he’s still around. Reply Rich on 5/29/08 at 7:14 pm Last time I saw him, the best part of the show was the fifteen minute massage he gives the chicken so that it is relaxed enough to be boned in 18 seconds. Reply Zenchef on 5/28/08 at 11:18 pm Jaden, i always love a good challenge. I will carve a chicken in 17 seconds one of this days. 🙂 Reply Barbarainnc on 5/27/08 at 9:14 pm Thanks for the video, I’ve seen him do this on tv. Great to show my Foods I students!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Reply The Survival Gourmet on 5/27/08 at 9:43 am I could do that…of course there would be 4 or 5 fingers mixed up in there… Reply Sabine on 5/26/08 at 11:27 pm Jaden, daughter Jax approves of the fish. I added them to her Google page a few weeks ago, now she makes EVERYONE feed her babies. Frankly, I think she needs to cull their numbers… 😉 S. Reply Vicki on 5/26/08 at 7:44 pm Holy Jesus, I carved my first chicken yesterday in about 18 minutes! I’m so not worthy. Reply Kitt on 5/26/08 at 6:19 pm Fun! What a great showman he is. Reply nathan on 5/26/08 at 6:07 pm hehe, i thoroughly enjoyed that. yan CAN cook, and so can you. Reply argus on 5/26/08 at 5:46 pm He had me at ‘bone’ which I had to figure out from his charming ‘bon’ or ‘pone’. I blinked and missed how he produced the drumstick. Tch. Reply Artsygal on 5/26/08 at 5:41 pm Oh dear god. He’s become a staple for me to watch while I’m dyeing yarn as the channel one of his shows seems to constantly be on is the only one my TV w/o cable gets. The man’s knife skills are incredible. Me.. I have grated my own fingers more times than I can count. I now no longer own a grater. If I can’t microplane it, it doesn’t get grated. Reply mycookinghut on 5/26/08 at 4:42 pm It reminds me of watching him on the TV when I was really young! He is still one of the Chefs that I really admire this knife skills! Reply Lynn on 5/26/08 at 4:38 pm Wow, he’s incredible! Have you mastered the 18 seconds yet? Reply courtney on 5/26/08 at 4:35 pm One day I’ll attempt such a thing. Im a little scared.Love those little fishes on the side. Reply Mike on 5/26/08 at 4:29 pm Holy crap! lol, that’s all there is to say. Reply blondee47 on 5/26/08 at 4:19 pm I have been watching hin on Canadian television since I can remember…..I think he is out of Vancouver British Columbia but I am not sure…. where is the interview? Reply Dan on 5/26/08 at 3:17 pm I’m not even going to try. I’d start confusing chicken with fingers, and it would only be a matter of time before my head found itself removed and being sold for $4.95. Aside from that, I think Martin Yan is a robot. He doesn’t age, and he moves at some sort of superhuman speed. And, he always has the same great attitude. I couldn’t last five seconds if I tried to keep up with him. Reply velops on 5/26/08 at 3:02 pm Amazing! I loved the part where says $4.95 after cutting out the skinless chicken breast. It is a huge price markup in the markets for a simple thing you can learn to do quickly at home. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Recipe Rating Recipe Rating Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.