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

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Why do US chicken taste “gamey”/rancid in no time despite proper storage?

I am a new member. We are relatively new to the US, moved here 8 years ago, originally from Asia. I've purchased the chicken brands Foster Farms, Costco/Kirkland, Save Mart, Safeway, and more, but no ...
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When to use chicken thigh versus breast?

The America's Test Kitchen recipe for Chinese Orange Chicken calls for chicken thigh, explaining that it has a better taste and texture for the recipe. It does not explain why, however. So that has ...
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Save meat from chicken broth?

I made a chicken stock/broth with chicken parts including two chicken legs. After cooking the broth for three hours, is the meat in the pot considered edible? Should you save it and use it for ...
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In what way is kosher chicken different from brined chicken in terms of salt absorbtion?

Ideally I want all parts of my chicken to absorb a good amount of salt. I think brining is best but somebody has suggested kosher chicken. How is kosher salted differently and will all parts of ...
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Vinegar and battered chicken?

I made a recipe for crispy shallow-fried battered chicken. The recipe called for a little vinegar to be added to the chicken after drying and seasoning. This dish did not work, the batter (just flour ...
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What can I do with white rice to go with fried chicken? [closed]

I have friend chicken, and I have white rice. I have no idea as to what my options are for cooking the rice in regards to making it go with the chicken. I'm new to this, so I'd like to keep it ...
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Easy way to trim raw chicken thighs

Since I love so much chicken bone broth, I avoid buying always plain chicken breast. Instead I buy the whole thigh because I want to collect the bones. My only problem is finding a good way to ...
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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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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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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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How old is a chicken when it's time to be cooked?

How old is a chicken usually allowed to grow before it's ready to be used for cooking?
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What temperature should I use for sous-vide chicken breasts?

I'm finally going to advance my sous vide repertoire from just steaks to poultry. I know the safety issues and am familiar with the salmonella death rate chart. What I'm wondering about is the ...
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Can I grill a chicken/turkey breast in the night and eat it 12:00 and 18:00?

First of all, I'm sorry for my English, I'm not fluent. I'm on a diet where I can eat only chicken breast and ground muscle (don't know the right word for this but I tried) as the meat (and fish, but ...
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Why do whole chicken recipes advise rinsing the chicken? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does meat need to be washed before preparation? I'm roasting a whole chicken for dinner tonight and the recipe told me to rinse the bird under cold water and pat it dry ...
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How to stew chicken properly

I have a recipe where I cut chicken breasts into 0.5" cubes and cook them on a medium low gas flame for 15-20 minutes in a stew. When I cook the chicken, it comes out a bit tough and chewy. So I was ...
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What is the 'Steam-Chill-Bake' method of making hot wings?

This question had a response mentioning the 'Steam-Chill-Bake' method. What is that? Why would someone cook wings this way?
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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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Marinating Chicken before stewing it. Will there be a significant difference in the flavour?

I plan to cook some curry chicken and some Jamaican style brown stewed chicken. The chicken is cut up into small pieces. Normally I would season the chicken have it sit for a couple of hours in the ...
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Cooking a chicken and peppers in a crockpot instead of sauteeing, how much water should I add?

My father shared a recipe with me and my mother "gently corrected" some of the details, but it sounded good, and I wanted to replicate it, but cook a little more to have some leftover for later. The ...
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How can I make the crust of my chicken pot pie crunchy?

I was wondering how to make the breading/crust on the top of a chicken pot pie really crunchy, not flaky, but crunchy and crispy. I know all the ingredients to make the topping in the first place. I ...
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Pan frying chicken breasts?

I've got these nice chicken breasts, pre-marinated, from the supermarket meat counter. There was a little sign on 'em that said "Great for pan searing!" (Is that different from frying, really?) How ...
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What is “rendered chicken fat”?

I know it's completely basic, but I've been reading up on alternative ways to make chicken wings (admittedly because I've been trying to find a similar recipe to Korean soy garlic chicken) and I came ...
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Any tips for ways to cook chicken breast for recipes that call for shredded chicken?

I've got several recipes that call for shredded chicken, so any help would be appreciated.
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What to do with chicken scraps [closed]

I just bought and cooked a whole chicken in the oven and I'm wondering if there is anything I can do with the scraps left over from slicing up most of the meat. Thank you!
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Why does my chicken get dry skin in the freezer?

Sorry guys, but I suspect I have a bit of a newbie question here. When I buy raw chicken breast, I like to open up the package immediately and separate it out into 3 portions because that's roughly ...
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Traveling with chicken

In a few days I'll be cooking for my grand parents. Now I want to make it special so I decided to brine some pieces of chicken fillet before going there. But they live an hour traveling by bus from ...
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What are some seasonings that can spice up a bland frozen chicken alfredo?

Tonight, the main course is: Red Baron's Chicken Alfredo. The problem is that it's a little bland so I'm trying to figure out what the best seasonings will give it more spice, or at least a more ...
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How can I filter out unwanted particles in my chicken broth?

I often like to cook an entire chicken in water in a crockpot. After the chicken is done cooking, I remove all the meat and then throw the bones & organs back in, pour some extra water in, and let ...
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Substitution for beef (veal) in a stew

I have a recipe for an Italian stew that is pretty much just caramelized onions and juice from tomatoes plus veal. My partner does not eat veal so we've substituted stewing beef to good effect, ...
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How to make chicken absorb more salt when cooking a soup?

This is a really important question for me, it can actually make the difference between me recovering from a chronic illness or not. Basically I have been cooking a basic soup : 1kg chicken: 1.5 ...
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Can I use a regular pan instead of a cast iron skillet?

I am cooking chicken tonight and the recipe says to cook the chicken in a cast iron skillet, well I don't have one, will just a ordinary pan work? I am just learning how to cook, so I don't know to ...
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How did inventor Robert C. Baker bind breading to chicken?

I read on Wikipedia that Robert C. Baker invented a revolutionary new way to bind breading to chicken, which also sticks on the chicken after it was frozen and heated again. I can't find what this ...
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cooking time for chicken-pesto in the oven

I love to make chicken stuffed with pesto. I cut the chicken breast in half, and then fill them with pesto and make a roll of it. I first bake the chicken in a frying pan to give them a nice color, ...
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Substitute for rooster

There's a Greek dish - kokoras krasatos - that I love and want to make for guests, but I can't for the life of me figure out where to find a rooster. Is anyone able to, short of pointing me in the ...
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Using Chicken Broth bones for chicken stock?

I am planning on using a whole chicken to make a batch of chicken broth, which as I understand is made using the meat as well as bones and vegetables and various seasoning's. From that, I will take ...
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Whole chicken roasting time

I have a 1.2kg whole chicken that I wish to roast, on the packet it says it'll take 1h 28m at 200°C. The New Best Recipe book recommends cooking a 1.8kg chicken for just 60m, with temperature of ...
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To refreeze or to refrigerate?

Due to my busy schedule, I've started preparing all my meals on Sunday and cooking one a day for the rest of the week. It's generally defrosted chicken or meat. Is it better for me to refreeze the ...
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Can I use duck feet to make duck stock

I had my first crack at making chicken stock the other day and now I would like to try duck stock. One of the posts I read when learning how to make chicken stock was about using chicken feet. It ...
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Kabobs to Fajitas - how to make the meat tender

I made a bunch of kabobs. Now I want to turn the leftovers into fajitas. How can I keep the meet tender for the second dish? I'm using beef and chicken. The kabobs were (slightly over) cooked on a ...
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I would like to hear any techniques involved in making Turducken for Thanksgiving

A Turducken is a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which then is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. I would like to try this but would first like to hear from anyone else that has made this ...
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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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Chicken in Tin Foil in the Oven: Any tips or advices on spices or wrapping?

[I'm an amateur that experiments.] I recently realized I like chicken wrapped in tin foil after using salt, pepper and oregano on it, in 250C for up to 2 hours. Also, I used sliced lemon on parts of ...
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What can I do with chicken rib meat?

When I buy packaged chicken breast at the grocery, I get the untrimmed ones because they're significantly cheaper, and trimming fat isn't a problem for me. But the rib meat that comes attached is ...
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How to cut a cooked chicken, including the bones, with a cleaver?

I'm interested to know the proper way to cut a chicken into pieces using a cleaver, without cutting around the bone. When I go to Chinese restaurants, they often serve chicken neatly cut with a ...
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How to cook extremely soft chicken?

I had this chicken that was extremely soft at a thai restaurant in Portland, Or. The cashew nut chicken dish had small strips of extremely soft chicken. ...
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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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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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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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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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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)?