Many home cooks struggle to cook duck breast because they cook it as they would chicken. But not all poultry is created equal, and duck is definitely unlike chicken. For starters, the breast of the duck is a rich, dark meat, and the cut is covered by a thick slab of fat. When ...more
Frozen meat is a saving grace for weeknight meals. Whenever I crave a certain protein, all I need to do is defrost it. Sometimes, I don't even need to defrost it in order to use it. But every once in a while, I would pull a frozen chicken breast out of my freezer only to see ...more
Chicken breasts have gotten a bad rap. Dry, flavorless, boring... poor white meat gets no love, and dark meat gets all of the credit for being sinfully flavorful and delicious. But the truth is, even though chicken breasts are lower in fat and calories, they can also be incred ...more
To truss a chicken without using any strings, wires or skewers, hold the chicken up by the wings and let all the fluids drain out into a bowl or sink or any container. Next, use a knive or a sharp object and cut open a slit at the fat flaps just outside the bottom cavity. The ...more
My kitchen isn't nearly as well-stocked as I'd prefer, and I often come across recipes that call for odd tools and appliances I don't have. Let's just say I've resorted to some unconventional methods to get the job done without them. But that's the thing—there are few things ...more
I'm no coupon-cutter (I just don't have the patience for it, sadly), but I do love buying things in bulk to save a buck or two. And one of the staples on my bulk-buy list is chicken; I cook with chicken so often that trying to save money on it is a no-brainer. Since I'm only ...more
"The best season for food is the worst season for cooking." These words, spoken by food blogger Dave Klopfenstein of Dave's Kitchen, couldn't be more true. As spring turns into summer, farmer's markets and grocery stores are loaded with fresh, juicy fruits and vegetables—but ...more
One of the best things about cold weather is soup, and there's nothing more comforting than a great chicken noodle soup. But I've often grabbed a can from the grocery store and found the chicken dried out and over-processed... and the noodles soggy and tasteless. What's worse: ...more
It goes without saying that a pizza stone is one of the keys to making a perfect pizza. The science behind pizza stones is relatively simple: the stone conducts and holds heat, which keeps the oven temperature steady even when a cold ingredient (such as an uncooked pizza) is i ...more
In this video, we learn how to cook a whole chicken in the oven. First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Now, take your chicken out of the package and rinse it off in the sink, removing the insides. Now, pat dry the chicken and put on a roasting pan. Add pepper, garlic salt, p ...more
Here's a not-so-well-kept secret about the food industry: retailers love to take your money. And one of the ways they do that is by dividing food into smaller sizes and charging more. Have you ever noticed that a container of precut, washed broccoli costs more than a head of b ...more
If you love grilling chicken, buying a whole one and cutting it on your own will save you money. Watch this video on how to properly cut up a whole chicken and grill the perfect classic BBQ chicken.
Tired of having plain old roast chicken the way mom used to make it? Bobby Flay has the solution that is sure to get you excited about chicken all over again. This recipe for a grilled whole chicken will bring great new flavor to your bird. Don't forget to flatten it out first ...more
Even those of us most comfortable in the kitchen can be daunted by the idea of cooking for a whole houseful of people. Whether you have a large, well-equipped kitchen or a small one with just the essentials, it can prove to be quite a task to prepare food for a dozen or so peo ...more
This how-to video will show you how to cook a succulent roasted chicken dinner in less than an hour. It is a quick and inexpensive dinner to cook for any day of the week. Serve the roasted chicken with gravy and red rooster potatoes. For this roasted chicken dinner you will n ...more
The gold standard of great foods on a stick is reserved for honey battered corn dogs and shish kabob (which is surprisingly spelled just like it sounds). But when I saw this absolutely amazing concoction of breakfast food combined with the queen of meats, I fell in love. Now, ...more
Lemon peels have long been known for their ability to be home remedies for cleaning and medicinal needs. In the kitchen, they are equally as useful and can transform many common dishes and drinks into more memorable ones with just a hint of citrus. To give you some ideas, belo ...more
Want to roast a whole bird? Well Chef Will is going to guide you through it with little hassle. Making a roasted chicken with the directions from the Two Minute Chefs is very easy. All you will need for the roasted chicken recipe is: a whole chicken, lemon, garlic, olive oil, ...more
Watch this cooking how-to video as Tracy cooks some authentic Jamaican curry chicken. Jamaican curry is full of spices with added spicy kick. Follow along with this Jamaican cooking lesson to learn how too make Jamaican curry chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (about 2.5lb ...more
Place the whole chicken on the cutting board breast side up with the wings facing away from you. You will need a sharp heavy chef's knife to cut up the chicken because you will be cutting through bones. Start by finding a joint in the wing and cut off the wing at that joint. T ...more
Upon reading the title for this article, I bet you secretly thought to yourself, "Yeah, I've got the perfect way to 'make' roast chicken: I go to the store, and I buy one!" Well, there's no question that there are some really tasty, convenient rotisserie chickens out there, al ...more
Dinner is meant to be enjoyed after a long day away from home—it shouldn't cause stress or fuss. But for many, that's exactly what a home-cooked meal represents, especially on a work night. The prep work, the steps involved in following the recipe, the numerous amount of bowls ...more
It is usually less expensive and fresher to purchase a whole chicken as opposed to pieces. In this two part tutorial, learn how to cut up a whole chicken for cooking with Rob Hinsley, head of Hospitality & Catering at Stoke on Trent College in the UK. Part 1 of 2 - How to Cut ...more
Learn to cook like a professional chef. Watch as Emeril Lagasse shows us the proper way of deboning a whole chicken. Debone a chicken with Emeril Lagasse. Click through to watch this video on emerils.com
When roast chicken is concerned, perfection is hard to attain. The reason for this is surprisingly simple: the light meat and the dark meat should be cooked to different temperatures. Ideally, chicken legs should be cooked to at least 170°F, while breasts should be cooked to ...more
Chris Lilly grills chicken in this video. First, grab your whole chicken and brush olive oil onto the entire chicken. Now, place a dry rub of different spices onto the outside of the chicken as well as on the inside. When you are finished seasoning, grill the chicken at 300 de ...more
If the only chicken nuggets you know are the ones that have a "Mc" attached to the front of them, then you're not eating the real thing. Literally. Last we heard, seaweed extract and ground chicken bits (claws, beaks, etc.) were not chicken. But these icky ingredients are what ...more
Jerking is a Jamaican method of marinating meat. Here is a very helpful and detailed how to video on how to make Jamaican jerk chicken. We are sure your whole family will enjoy this chicken recipe. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Ingredients: 1 scotch bonnet 4 scallions, chopped 3 garl ...more
Cut up a whole chicken at home and save money. All you need to cut up your poultry is kitchen shears and a chefs knife. Begin by butterfling the chicken and then proceed to cut the whole chicken into eight pieces.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." We've all seen the quote, attributed to Benjamin Franklin, on numerous shirts, glasses, and bar signs. It's a good, if overused slogan. It makes one clear, indisputable point: beer is great, and life is better with it ...more
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be very expensive at the super market. The funny thing is they are so easy to cut out from a whole chicken. CHOW contributor Daniel Duane makes the case for skipping packaged boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Follow along and learn how ...more
We used to saunter into the grocery store and gaze longingly at the pre-made roasted chickens, wistfully thinking of things we could do with the golden fowl if only we didn't already have dinner plans. You see, we used to grab them only if we were having company or knew we wo ...more
Homemade chicken and dumplings will bring warmth and comfort to your family. You Will Need * 1 whole chicken * 2 celery stalks * 1 onion * 1 garlic clove * 1 bay leaf * 4 parsley sprigs * Poultry seasoning * 1 10 3/4-ounce can cream of chicken soup * 2 c. flour * 1 tbsp. baki ...more
Brining chicken in salty marinade makes juicy, flavorful poultry. Cutting a whole chicken, marinating it in a brine recipe of salt and other seasonings, and cooking it brings out the flavor. When you are done roasting or grilling a brined bird, you’ll have tasty chicken breast ...more
Looking for a few new April Fool’s Day pranks? You’ll be sure to get a startled look on friends faces when you catch them off guard with some unexpected alterations to their favorite foods. Just remember that what goes around comes around. Watch what you eat – this is a day p ...more
Cutting up a chicken shouldn't be intimidating. Watch this how to video to learn how to cut up some poultry into eight pieces. Cutting whole chickens at home is also a great way to save money.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make Dutch oven chicken. Ingredients are: 1 whole chicken, 1 chopped onion, 3 tbsp garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning, and 28 oz diced tomatoes. First, melt some butter in a pot and then throw in your chopped onio ...more
Dave is cooking the whole bird on the grill. Watch this video and learn how to rotisserie a whole chicken on the grill.
This recipe comes to us from Mario Schembri, head chef at Ta´Frenc on the island of Gozo. Watch this how-to video cooking lesson to learn how to make stuffed Maltese chicken breasts. Serve the stuffed chicken breasts with a button mushroom sauce and a side of vegetables. Ingr ...more
In order to make Oven Roasted Chicken, you will need the following ingredients: a whole chicken, butter or oil, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, and garlic. First, remove the wishbone. Cut it away with a knife and pull it away with your fingers. Cut away the wing tips. Season i ...more
In this video, Khan teaches us how to make Biryani. The ingredients you will need for this recipe are: 1 whole chicken, 1 tsp chili powder, 3/4 tsp salt, a pinch of turmeric, garam masala powder, coriander powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, lemon/lime juice, 1 tbsp oil, 1/2 b ...more
In this tutorial, professional chef Jason Hill shows you how to cut up a chicken into eight parts and get more bang for your buck. Follow along as Jason shows you exactly where to cut and pull for any recipe. To cut whole chicken, you'll need a good pair of kitchen shears and ...more
If you're a fan of chicken fillets and drumsticks, you may find yourself spending more money than you'd hope at the grocery store, picking up prepackaged and sliced portions of meat. But sometimes, the cheapest way to eat is to do the hard work yourself. This video will concen ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to cut up a raw chicken. First, start with a very sharp knife and a complete whole chicken. First, cut the legs from the chicken by pulling the skin taut at first between the drumstick and the breast. Next, remove the wings by holding the chicken ...more
To add flavor and moisture to your chicken, beer can chicken can allow you to cook a whole chicken on the grill. This tutorial outlines how you can do it to get moist, flavorful chicken. It also ensures that your meat cooks evenly. To begin, combine 1 teaspoon of sugar and sal ...more
To make barbecue brick chicken, start with a whole chicken. Remove the spine. After that, spread the bird apart and flatten with your hands. Then put it in a plastic bag and add any citric juice and marinate for 4-24 hours. After that, put in a baking dish and apply a wet rub. ...more
This video shows you how to prepare Chicken and Pears. For this recipe, you will need: one whole chicken, a stand to roast chicken on, a toothpick, salt, pepper, and pears. Clean the chicken well, rinsing it in cold water. Remove the packets inside of the chicken and reserve t ...more
Lucinda Scala Quinn, a host of the PBS series Everyday Food, shares her recipe for Jamaican jerk chicken. Ingredients you will need are scallions, garlic cloves, Scotch bonnet peppers, fresh thyme, ground allspice, freshly ground pepper, course salt and a whole chicken with th ...more
To butterfly a whole chicken means to remove the chickens' backbone so you can open the chicken like a book, or a butterfly, and lay it flat. This easy technique, requiring only a set of poultry shears and about a minute of time, gives you a chicken that cooks faster and more ...more
This recipe has few ingredients, but quite a lot of flavor as the garlic and honey work together to make a sweet/savory delight. To make this, you will need: 1 whole chicken, broken into 8 pieces, garlic powder, paprika, honey, 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs, salt and pepper. Make ...more
This is another one pot dish that's great for the whole family. For this recipe, you will need: 4 pounds whole chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, olive oil, 3/4 cup seasonal baby vegetables, 1-2 garlic cloves, 2 cups chicken stock, 1/2 pound unsalted butter, ...more
Butterfly a chicken to help it cook more evenly. This how to video tutorial shows you how to butterfly (or spatchcock) a whole chicken for smoking in the smokey mountain cooker. Always start by removing the backbone for easier cutting.
This video shows how to crave a whole chicken. You will need a sharp chefs knife. Cut off the legs of the chicken. Slice them where the thigh meets the chicken breast. As you look at the chicken breast you should notice that there is a large breastbone that travels the length ...more
In this video Nicko teaches us how to roast a chicken for Christmas dinner. You will need: 1 large whole chicken, 2 lemons, seasons, paprika, chicken spice, chicken spice, cayenne pepper, bbq seasoning, salt, and pepper. The optional vegetables you can use are: baby potatoes a ...more
Learn how to cook a Beer Butt chicken on a gas grill. A great simple way to cook a whole chicken on the grill.
If you are new to cooking or are looking for a quick way to make a chicken, try the lazy mans way! All you need is a whole chicken, some sea salt and a lemon. No seriously, that's it! In this great video you will learn how to make a lazy mans chicken and then for a side dish y ...more
This is a tutorial about cooking chicken in a oven Portuguese style,that is chicken a Moda do Alentejo.You require 1 whole chicken cleaned and cut to pieces,1 1/2 kg potatoes sliced,1 large green pepper sliced,crushed chillies or ginger,2 onions with the skin sliced,20 garlic ...more
Love chicken? Learn how to quarter a whole chicken with Outpost Natural Foods. It's a thrifty, fun and delicious way to enjoy your bird.
What do you get if you mix beer, a whole chicken and a BBQ? Quite possibly the greatest recipe ever invented! Watch this video and learn how to make barbecue beer can chicken.
In this video, we learn how to carve a whole chicken. Start off by removing the wings from the chicken with a sharp knife. Go around the bones and let them guide you where to go. Next, remove the legs of the chicken, cutting again with a sharp knife. When finished, lay your ch ...more