How to cook chicken and turkey
I received many requests for a page on how to cook chicken and turkey. But as poultry is so versatile, one page would never manage to cover all the things you can do with it!
So think of this page as your hub. I will add links to all the chicken recipes on the site.
Make the most of chicken
Chicken is a healthy alternative to red meat due to it's lower fat content. Recently it has become more popular than beef in the US. It's hard to believe that it was once a luxury food and reserved for special occasions!
The cheapest way to buy chicken is as a whole, frozen bird. You can roast it for one meal and then use the leftovers to stretch it for another day.
Don't forget the carcass makes great chicken stock, to use in other recipes too. Nothing need go to waste, ideal if you are cooking on a budget.
Names for chicken breast cuts:
A fillet of chicken has the bone removed, whereas a supreme has the wing still attached.
Chicken is also available as leg, thigh, drumstick, wing and breast (skinned and/or boneless) portions for convenience. Another option is minced or ground chicken meat. You can even buy pots of chicken livers which make a tasty, risotto or pate.
From a humble chicken bake, to tasty chicken Kiev, there is so much you can do with this bird. It is well worth learning how to cook chicken!
If you have a freezer, it makes sense to keep chicken portions or breasts on hand. But do make sure it is fully defrosted before cooking, to avoid any upset tummies.