"picking" a chicken just means removing the meat from the bones and tearing or chopping the meat - just what you need for soup, chicken salad or casseroles. While you're at it, separate the larger bones for chicken stock.
This is just an exercise in patience - it doesn't take special tools or skill.
I normally use a plastic bag to catch the refuse - the chicken skin, the small bones, and cartlidge.
The large bones go in the crockpot to make stock. (more on that later this week)
The meat, both light and dark, get ripped into small bits.
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