Questions about handling, preparing, or cooking chicken, either whole or parts.

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How to cook chicken cutlets in a cast-iron skillet

We want to cook healthy chicken cutlets and were wondering if the best is to use our cast-iron pan rather than a regular pan. Any advice on best practices for chicken cutlets cooked in cast-iron? ...
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How deeply will the flavors in a brine penetrate chicken? (experiment results)

I'm not asking about salt or "juiciness". I think there is enough evidence here and elsewhere to answer that question with "pretty deep, or all the way to the bone". My question concerns spices and ...
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Will boiling raw chicken that sat out all night kill bacteria? [duplicate]

I want to boil chicken legs that I accidentally left out all night. This will be for a broth that I make for my dogs. I boil and then simmer the broth for about 12 hours. It sits out overnight and ...
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I want to cook chicken legs, but will be out of house for 2.5 hours at what temp do I need to cook it at so it's not over or under cooked

I want to cook chicken legs, but will be out of house for 2.5 hours at what temp do I need to cook it at so it's not over or under cooked? I have just a basic oven, so I can't set a timer.
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What is soy chicken and how is it prepared?

In many places in the US, I have eaten something called Soy Chicken varieties. I would like to know how this is prepared. Does anyone have any idea?
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Letting Chicken thaw in fridge? [duplicate]

So here's the scenario: Bought chicken and put immediately in the freezer like 3-4 weeks ago. I pulled the chicken out yesterday afternoon and put it in the fridge to let it thaw to let it cook for ...
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better to marinate in vacuum?

I am going to marinate some chicken for an Indian dish. I will cook it sous vide. now I wonder whether I should vacuum seal chicken with marinade, or marinate and then vacuum seal? what is preferable ...
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Aromatics from roasted chicken and sauce

I have been making tandoori chicken, and made it with the following marinade. I place the chicken on top of aromatics consisting of carrots, celery, onions and yams. When the chicken has been ...
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Why stuff a roast chicken with lemon, onion, and thyme?

I just made a classic roast chicken and the recipe called for stuffing a lemon, thyme, and onion inside the cavity of the chicken. Why eve both stuffing the cavity with anything? What does it ...
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What's the most cost effective way to make chicken bone broth?

I would like to start consuming chicken bone broth for health reasons, but there are some difficulties with this plan I'd like to resolve. Where is the best place to get bulk chicken bones (I live ...
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Why does freshly slaughtered chicken needs to be cooled down before cooking?

Today I bought a chicken that was slaughtered less than an hour before, so it was still warm. The shopkeeper said it needs to stay in the freezer for a couple of hours to cool off before I proceeded ...
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Where do all the tough old birds go?

The first comment or answer that says "Alaska" will be promptly downvoted. Seriously though, I keep hearing about the superiority of "stewing hens" for stocks and soups, and I'd really like to get my ...
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Why does the fat on my chicken broth sometimes solidify, sometimes not?

I've been making chicken broth pretty much the same way for decades. I cut up a whole chicken, cutting through the bones of all but the breast and thighs (to release marrow). I pretty deeply brown the ...
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What is the best way to thaw chicken for use tonight?

I bought some frozen, boneless chicken breasts that I wanted to cook tonight. Should I leave in the package and immerse it in hot water, or should I thaw it in the microwave (in or out of the ...
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Can I defrost and refreeze chicken?

I've been told that there are dangers in refreezing defrosted chicken as well as that it changes the taste and texture of the chicken. Is this the case? I cook for myself but buy bulk - thus I often ...
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Is marinade safe if it has had incidental contact with meat?

I just made a batch of soy based marinade, I then used a spoon to pour said marinade over some chicken, swirled it about, and mistakenly double dipped (put it back in the marinade). The marinade was ...
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Why is my chicken all rubbery?

I'm an (very) amateur chef who's just started cooking chicken. I've tried cooking chicken by boiling and frying it. I've managed to cook it right by boiling. The chicken is soft and tender. But no ...
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Why did my organic chicken come out like rubber after roasting?

I had two chicken halves that were frozen. I thawed them out most of the way. I put olive oil and rosemary and sage on them, placed them into a dutch oven with the lid off and a bit of chicken stock ...
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What should I use to marinate chicken with a lime seasoning?

I'm trying to marinate chicken with lime for a party. I know I can't use metal as a marinating dish otherwise it corrodes. Is wooden okay to use? I need an answer hopefully within the hour because of ...
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How to do a beer-butt chicken?

A friend of mine told me how great Beer-Butt Chicken is. Apparently you take a chicken and beer flavors it in well, the butt. How can I cook the chicken like that while keeping the beer in the ...
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Egg replacement for fried chicken

I often make fried chicken fingers the traditional way with an egg and milk covered cutlet dredged in seasoned flour, however my girlfriend is now on not only a gluten-free diet, but also a ...
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How can I make my dish less sour?

I use peri peri sauce for grilling chicken, but it's coming out to be too sour. How can I neutralize the sauce?
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How do I tell the freshness of raw chicken?

I just bought some fresh cut meat from the local market. I've cleaned it and put it for brining. The chicken is smelly and has a yellowish color. I also got a lot more fat than usual while cleaning ...
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Brining before dehydrating?

I dehydrate my own pressure cooked chicken for camping trips where I add them soups and stews. I cook the chicken in a pressure cooker (rather than baking it or poaching it) to make it more tender and ...
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Chicken fat solidifies on hot broth

I am really curious about the behavior of chicken fat in soup. Why does the top layer of fat (in contact with the air) on hot broth form a thin skin that can be lifted off the surface of the soup? ...
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Can you refreeze chicken after it has been cooked from frozen

I buy chicken breasts already frozen from my local supermarket. I want to let them defrost naturally (IE leave the breasts out until thawed at room temperate) and then cook them in a fruit sauce. At ...
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Which ingredient gives Chicken Pate its flavor?

I just made my first Chicken Pate using the Old-school chicken liver parfait recipe. It tastes amazing just as I was hoping. My question is, where does the unique Pate flavor come from? I find the ...
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How do I baste barbecue chicken while grilling?

I am going to barbecue 1/2 chicken on a gas grill. I want to use a water mixture with cider vinegar and salt, to baste while grilling. Can you give me any tips as I do this, like time and temperature? ...
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raw chicken in an “off” crockpot

I put chicken in a crock pot and thought it was on low. It was off. It's been two hours. Do I need to throw out the chicken? It was fairly cold because it was mixed with a cold teriyaki sauce among ...
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What is Italian Herb Seasoning and what can I use as a substitute in this recipe? [closed]

Is Italian Herb seasoning a specific type of seasoning and can I buy it premade at my local grocery store? Also, I am cooking a recipe that calls for: 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves ...
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Does a long marinade time matter for chicken, shrimp, etc?

I have no doubt that a long marinade makes a difference for coarsely striated meats like beef, pork, lamb and some fish. But I've got my doubts that marinating, say, chicken or (peeled) shrimp for ...
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What are possible substitutes for pineapple in sweet and sour pork/chicken?

Most recipes for sweet and sour pork/chicken I see include pineapple example. But what if someone does not like pineapple? What are candidate substitutes? Do they necessarily need to be fruits? ...
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How long to store slow-cooked chicken in liquid in fridge?

I cooked some chicken in the slow cooker and stored the leftovers in the fridge. I put it all into a sealed tupperware container, but I put the chicken in with the liquid. It just occurred to me that ...
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How to make fried chicken tender and juicy?

I prepare fried chicken (imitating broasted chicken) at home. Normally to make it tender and juicy I will add baking soda (gives unpleasant flavor) or glutamate, but it doesn't make it that tender. ...
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Cause of foam in fried chicken pan?

I made chicken katsu tonight following this recipe. I added peanut oil to the pan, let it get hot, then threw in my semi-frozen breaded chicken thighs. As you can see, I cooked them longer than called ...
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How do I accurately take a chicken thigh's temprature?

I tried to bake chicken thighs the other day and I used my Probe Thermometer to tell me when they were done. Well it seems that I did something wrong when inserting the thermometer because the thighs ...
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Help freezing chicken breasts

I buy a huge bag of chicken breasts at Costco (great deal...nice portions), but they come in this huge zip-top bag that was meant for food service. Each breast is individually frozen, just not ...
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chef knives and cutting surfaces

I recently acquired a chef knife. Alton Brown says I should never use a glass surface to cut, but when I need to cut chicken I don't want to use the wood block because it will be contaminated. how ...
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Lifespan of chicken stock in fridge

I boiled some chicken last week, and saved the stock for future use. But, as I don't have enough freezer space, I just put it in the fridge, so it has been liquid. Since, it has been a week, is it ...
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Flattened chicken breast returns to original size when frying

I like to fry chicken breast whole -- I always flatten the meat with a meat hammer first, to make it an even thickness throughout. A few minutes into frying, the meat returns to almost the identical ...
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Chicken Juice in eye? [closed]

So I was washing a frozen chicken, dethawing it. and a piece of chicken dropped in the sink and the water I was washing the chicken with got in my eye. Can salmonella actually affect the eyes? or if ...
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How long does it take to smoke a chicken?

I have tried to smoke chicken twice now and both times have taken at least 6 hours. I put the chicken (about 6 lbs) in my smoker with about 40 coals and add some wood. I also periodically add coals ...
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Is it safe to cook chicken soup if the water doesn't quite cover it?

So, being dumb, I got my chicken all thawed out before I remembered that my friend still has my soup pot. I got the chicken crammed into a smaller pot, but I can't get the water to quite cover it. I ...
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Cast Iron to Fridge?

More of a safety question, but im a beginner cook and I made Chicken and Potatoes n Such in a Cast Iron Dutch Oven.....Let it sit for about 30 minutes and then put it in the fridge. Is this unsafe? ...
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Is a partially frozen chicken safe if not immediately cooked at the proper temperature?

I put a partially frozen (inside) chicken in my convection oven, set it to what I thought was 400ºF (200ºC) and left the room with a timer on. An hour later it was discovered the temperature was only ...
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What is the percentage by weight of meat in a split chicken breast?

We are planning on canning chicken breast and wondered what percentage of raw bone-in "split chicken breast" is meat (versus non-meat like bone and skin)?
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Are there different grades of chicken in the US?

I don't know how much the grocery store is doing marketing and how much difference there is between different packages of chicken on their shelves. Locally, two of our best known grocery stores ...
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How long does the cream in a freshly baked chicken pie last for?

I am planning on baking a chicken pie that contains double cream tonight and serving it two days later. How long does the cream in the freshly baked pie last for? Do you think it will be still okay ...
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How long will sealed chicken keep?

For example if I seal chicken in the morning by cooking it on just the outside, is it safe to cook that night all the way through if kept refrigerated during the day?
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How to ensure that the chicken meat is not over cooked or under cooked?

I am cooking the chicken breast (together with bones and cut into 4 main pieces) in a soup. (The soup was cooked with some other ingredients first and then the chicken was pieces was thrown after 1 ...