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

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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 keep ground turkey or chicken from clumping when I cook it?

When I sautee ground turkey or chicken for tacos or sloppy joes, I want the chunks of meat to be smaller and more like ground beef which breaks up easily. But the ground turkey or chicken tends to ...
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Is free-range chicken more flavourful?

Free range chicken is generally a lot more expensive than battery farm chicken, but it's often claimed it is better tasting. I'm curious if restaurants stick to this mantra and use free-range ...
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How to quickly and safely defrost chicken?

What is the safest, quick way to defrost chicken? Microwave? Running water over it?
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What's the point of “draining” yogurt?

new to the site so go easy on me. Just a quick question-- I'm making a recipe for tandoori chicken, and it told me to "drain" 1 cup plain yogurt "for 15 minutes in a fine sieve or cheesecloth." I did ...
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How to achieve a good char on cooked and shredded chicken?

I happened to be at the grocery store just as they marked down that day's rotisserie chicken. I planned to use chicken breasts for tomorrow's Sesame Noodles with Shredded Chicken, but at that price it ...
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Saving seasoned flour used for dredging chicken

I love to make (and eat) buttermilk fried chicken but I always get carried away with the amount of flour I use. I am fully aware of contamination due to raw chicken, but is it safe to keep the excess ...
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Can I cook 2 very different things at same time in the oven?

I want to bake Chicken and Chocolate Chip Muffins in an overlapping time period, at the same temperature, in separate pans, of course. I think it saves time, oven energy, and just is more convenient ...
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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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Does a mechanical meat tenderiser denature chicken so that it will absorb more salt water?

Does a mechanical meat tenderiser denature chicken to the point it will absorb more salt water in a soup? If I use a £20-£40 meat tenderiser on chicken and thereafter make chicken soup(with more ...
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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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How do I pound chicken (or other meat) without making a mess?

Despite my best efforts, my kitchen (and sometimes the chicken) always looks like a war zone after pounding 8 or 10 breasts. Maybe this is just a messy job, but I think there must be something I'm ...
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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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Can I use a yoghurt marinade in sous-vide cooking?

I want to cook a Indian-inspired chicken dish. The recipe calls for yoghurt in a marinade for the chicken. I am fine with the marinade, but I also want to cook the chicken sous-vide. I now wonder ...
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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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Soy chicken on a backpacking trip

I'm planning a long distance hike and I would like to add some variety to my meal planning. Does soy chicken need refrigeration? Does it keep for a couple days?
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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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What makes cooked chicken chewy?

Fresh bought chicken, marinated for about 3-4 hours in fresh cream and spices when baked in the oven comes out as chewy at times. We have also tried marinating using yoghurt and changing the cooking ...
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What are East Coast Chinese Chicken Wings marinated in?

Does anyone know what the Chinese Restaurants on the East Coast (in the US) use to marinate their chicken wings? I was told by one owner that they use 10 different ingredients but she wouldn't tell me ...
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How to cook chicken legs more evenly?

I have had a look at lots of recipes for yoghurt and spice based marinated chicken legs. They are almost all similar with little variations. I skin, slit and marinate the chicken overnight and cook it ...
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How do I cook a chicken to make it really really really soft?

I ate a dinner one time, and this guy cooked the chicken so soft it almost melted in my mouth. Now I want to know how to make that kind of chicken. Because when you cook the chicken regularly it ...
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Pre-Cooked Meat [duplicate]

I have an idea to pre-cook chicken, sauces, in spices etc and then freeze in batches. I can then use the precooked chicken to whip up quick dishes for dinner. My question is: if I have leftovers ...
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What is the easiest way to shred chicken?

Usually I will just cook it and then tear it to pieces using two forks, but this is still pretty time consuming. Are there any secret ways to easily do this?
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Is it safe to leave cooked poultry at room temperature overnight?

Assuming that I've already cooked the poultry (or eggs) to recommended temperatures - does it need to be refrigerated immediately, or is it safe to eat if it's been left at room temperature overnight? ...
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Problem cooking chicken wings with a bbq marinade

I've cooked chicken wings in a bbq marinade before and the results were disastrous, I put them in a pre-heated oven that was heated to 200 degrees celsius however as the marinade contains sugar the ...
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How would I quickly defrost chicken if it's going to be cooked in a crock pot?

I've read that it is O.K. to defrost chicken via the microwave or in a sink of cold water, but only if you're planning to cook the chicken right away. (How to quickly and safely defrost chicken?) I'm ...
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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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Will store bought chicken eggs hatch?

I'm a bit scared to try it, because I'm not sure what would be worse--cracking open a rotten egg, or having to figure out what to do with a chick. So how about it? If I leave chicken eggs out, will ...
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Chicken stock quantity to substitute for 1 stock cube (knorr)?

How much homemade chicken stock should I substitute when recipe calls for a stock cube? I added 5 litres of water to cover carcass. Anything else I can do with simmered chicken & veg. It seems ...
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How to imitate commercial fried chicken?

I'm trying to develop my own "secret" fried recipe, something that is similar to Popeye's or Church's. I'm a LONG ways from getting there. Here's what I did in my last experiment: Chicken was ...
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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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How do you make General Tso's chicken as generally found in the Eastern USA?

I realize this is a recipe request, but I'm hoping that the supplemental information will be enough to let it through. I also realize it's rather localized and apologize to all of those who don't know ...
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Can you reuse marinade used with raw chicken?

I marinated chicken a couple weeks ago, and stored the marinade afterwards in a jar. Can it be reused, or is that dangerous? I've been told conflicting stories here. The marinade is mostly teriyaki if ...
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Cooked whole chicken has congealed blood around joints and bones, should I worry?

So I just roasted a whole chicken and finished carving/cleaning the carcass today. I discovered a great deal of congealed red matter surrounding many of the joints and bones. Looks like congealed ...
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How do I make the panko bread stick to my egg-coated chicken?

I am trying to do a pan-fried schnitzel with chicken breast coated in a mix of eggs, salt, pepper, some ketchup, a bit of olive-oil and sweet paprika. Once I coat the chicken in the egg mix, I try to ...
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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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If you brine a chicken and then boil it in soup, how much salt, if any, will come out and go into the liquid?

Suppose you brine a chicken in a heavy solution e.g. 10% saline. Suppose you now boil this chicken in water which does not contain salt or contains a little salt e.g. 5g. How much of the salt, if ...
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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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How many calories does 8oz of de-fatted homemade chicken broth contain?

Does anybody know how many calories are in 8oz of chicken broth if I skim the fat during production? I made my broth with a whole chicken, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, bay leaf, turnips, and ...
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Pre-pounding chicken

I usually buy chicken about 1.2 kilograms at a time. I eat half of that in a day. I store the rest in the refrigerator. The usual recipe is breaded chicken and as such, requires pounding the chicken. ...
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Mystery “organ” on the underside of chicken thighs?

There is a small, round, black "organ" under chicken thighs, and some people like to eat it. Identifying this seems to be quite the lingering Internet mystery. They are there on prepared fried ...
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Heston Blumenthal roast chicken

I just watched Heston Blumenthal - Perfect Roast Chicken where he does a few thing unconventionally. He roasts the chicken at approximately 200 F and stops the roasting process when the internal ...
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Any tested recipes for Peruvian chicken / El Pollo Rico chicken? [closed]

I tried several recipes posted on youtube and various recipes websites. I followed the directions pretty closely and what I got was... chicken. It didn't resemble Peruvian-style chicken at all. ...
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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 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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Unsightly chicken soup

The chicken in my chicken soup turns into little stringy pieces--i.e. it doesn't stay in nice bite-sized pieces. It happens in chicken/rice and chicken/noodle recipes. Is there a way of avoiding ...
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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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What would cooking chicken at 140 degrees F for a prolonged period do?

A couple of times I've cooked chicken at 140F in the oven (i.e. with the oven temperature set to 140 degrees). Both times I've followed the advice to cease cooking when an internal temperature of 140 ...
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Substituting Chicken Breast for Chicken Legs in Korma [closed]

I am looking at Madhur Jaffrey's Chicken Korma recipe as given at http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/creamychickenkormawi_90196; however I only have chicken breasts. In what manner should I modify the ...
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Why use 2 types of flour in this Hooters Hot Wings copycat recipe?

SEE: http://www.copykat.com/2009/02/02/hooters-hot-wings/ I'm wondering what the purpose is of using whole wheat flour and all purpose flour in the breading recipe. Is there a benefit to this? Does ...