One of my most useful kitchen tools is a good quality pair of kitchen shears. Essential for cutting chicken, they can also be used for cutting the string on a turkey breast or roast, cutting chicken breasts into strips, cutting up brisket for hash and a myriad of other tasks. In a pinch, they can even be used to help open that parcel that just arrived at the door for you! However I wouldn’t do that too often as it may dull the blade. One of my favorite brands the sturdy but reasonably priced Wusthof Kitchen Shears available www.cooking.com.