You want good stiff scissors for cutting up a chicken (especially for removing the backbone for spatchcock chicken), cutting through square pizza, for snipping herbs and butcher string, opening packages, and so many other tasks.
Get sturdy stainless blades so you can cut through the ribs of chickens. The best models come apart at the hinge so they can go in the dishwasher and you can get them really clean.
have never failed me.
OXO Good Grips Professional Poultry Shears
Where to buy (buying from this supplier supports this website):
Meathead, BBQ Hall of Famer - Founder and publisher of AmazingRibs.com, Meathead is known as the site's Hedonism Evangelist and BBQ Whisperer. He is also the author of the New York Times Best Seller "Meathead, The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", named one of the "100 Best Cookbooks of All Time" by Southern Living.