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

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Correct oven temperature for chicken tikka at home

To make chicken tikka in oven, should I bake at 350c for about 40 min and then broil it on high for 2 min? I don't expect same taste as if it was a tandoor oven, but hoping for something close. ...
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What's a good cornstarch/flour to broth ratio for a chicken-broth gravy?

I have found that chicken broth or stock does not thicken as easily as beef broth or stock will. I often find myself adding too much flour or cornstarch, hoping the chicken broth will thicken, but in ...
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Cooking frozen chicken passed its expiry date [duplicate]

I have some Piri Piri chicken which I bought and froze prior to the Nov 2015 expiration date that I fully defrosted last week and cooked last night (June 23rd 2016). Is this safe to eat?
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How to prevent chicken from having a chalky texture?

Even after brining, filleting and cooking to perfect temperature (68 to 71 c) my chicken texture (whole and breast) sometimes comes chalky. Mind you, the chicken can still be juicy while being chalky. ...
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Is it possible to fry breaded or flour covered chicken with only butter?

I understand that I would be using a lot of butter, but my only concern would be burning the milk solids. So would clarifying the butter be key? Would it take better than using oil?
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Lunch meat is slimy on outside?

Sometimes when I buy lunch meat cuts, from the supermarket, they quickly get slimy on the outside. Regardless of the date which is indicated by the sticker. I perform taste, smell, and visual checks ...
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Flour Blend for Seoul Chicken?

The chef in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD97u0OUbBo uses a blend of tapioca starch, potato starch, and rice flour for his dredge. Any ideas what ratio would be optimal for getting a crispy wing?
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Chicken without all that fat?

Whenever I make chicken, I end up going through and trimming a ton of fat. I have heard that free-range chicken is leaner. Is this actually true? What, generally, is the best way to make sure you end ...
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Is rare duck breast safe?

Other forms of poultry are regarded as undercooked at the slightest sign of pink juices and yet it is common practice to cook duck so that it's medium rare. Is the risk of food poisoning significantly ...
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Is there supposed to be a difference between General Tso's and Sesame Chicken besides the seeds?

There are three very similar dishes I see on Chinese restaurant menus: Orange Chicken Sesame Chicken General Tso's Chicken I know Orange Chicken is at least a little bit different (it's typically ...
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Do some breeds of chicken have particularly red meat when cooked?

Tonight, my friend and I ordered a fried chicken special at a restaurant with a local food theme. It was a great dish. Both of us got very pink chicken. I am pretty sure that my plate had three ...
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How long do you need to cook chicken thigh? [duplicate]

How long do I need to bake a chicken leg (with thigh) and at what temperature in order to retain moisture but kill off dangerous bacteria?
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How to prevent the chicken breasts from drying out

One of the methods I use to cook chicken in general and especially chicken breast is as follows: put the chicken into a frying pan. Pour 1/2 a cup of water and let it cook on medium heat for as long ...
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Bottom part of Biryani got burnt , rice always gets sticky .how to prevent?

Bottom part of my Biryani always got burnt , rice always gets sticky.but i want each grain separated ? .how to prevent burning & stickiness of rice?
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What are Chicken Paws?

Although I haven't purchased them, I've recently noticed more than one supermarket chain selling packages of "Chicken Paws". To me, they look exactly like chicken feet, though I've never purchased ...
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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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Can I safely roast a chicken for 4 to 5 hours on a low heat?

Hard pressed office worker and cook here. If I go home at lunchtime and put in a medium sized chicken to roast in the oven can I ensure it's ready to eat when the family get in in the evening? I've ...
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Freezing Indian chicken curry---how to retain texture and flavor?

I am planning to cook an oil-rich, Indian style Chicken curry that will look something like this: or this: I am planning to cook a week ahead and freeze them, and my target is to keep the texture ...
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Roasted chicken ends up only salty outside

I tried to make roasted whole-chicken yesterday, by patting dry inside out with paper towel and salting it inside out followed by roasting for 1 hour at 465 F. It was nice overall except that it's ...
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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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How do I get breading to stick to pre-cooked chicken for pan frying?

I tried pan fried chicken and pre-cooked the chicken sous vide. This meant that the chicken just needed to be crisped once it went in the pan. I dredged in flour then egg and then panko (Japanese ...
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Why does meat in the crockpot always end up dry?

Just cooked some chicken breasts today. All day in the crockpot and when done the meat was horribly dry. I put chopped onions, carrots, spices, and coconut milk and 1/2 cup water and 4 chicken ...
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Should I continue to cook Chicken which has only started to cook briefly then cooled by mistake

I started to cook chicken casserole in the slow cooker, for about 20 minutes on high so that I could then turn it down to low and leave cooking. However, I accidently turned the slow cooker off and so ...
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Does a pressure cooker really cook food evenly?

My mother uses a 5 liter pressure cooker to cook chicken pieces. She heats it for 10 minutes, switches off the stove and waits for the steam pressure to go down before opening the lid. Even ...
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Is it safe to leave cooked poultry at room temperature overnight? [duplicate]

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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Where does scarface pasta get its name from?

I couldn't find anything within the first few pages of a Google search other than the fact that fettuccine al burro (it's original name) was named after it's creator Alfredo Di Lelio.
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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 sun-...
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What is the difference between a hen and a chicken? In terms of cooking, flavor, price, and anything else culinary related.

I have a recipe from James Peterson for chicken stock that asks for a chicken carcass and a stewing hen. So I'm wondering what the difference is. The problem is that my local grocery store only sells ...
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Making KFC-like chicken

I brine my chicken and use only salt, pepper and garlic powder in bleached flour to taste. I think this comes close to the Colonel's. Can anyone taste other spices in the original recipe?
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How do I tone down onion sharpness already in the chicken salad?

How do I tone down onion sharpness already in the chicken salad? It asked for red onion, which I didn't have so I used the only thing I had, shallot. I used far less than indicated. I have already ...
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What is a “soup chicken”

How is "soup chicken" different from "cooking chicken". Is it a different breed or just old chicken? Can I eat its meat? I have always made soup from the bones of boneless chicken I cook. Today I got ...
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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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Would raw soy sauce marinated chicken be more salty when cooked the next day?

If I had unused soy sauce marinated chicken, would it be more salty when cooked the next day?
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Questions on frying Chicken breasts

Is the oil temperature limited to 350 or 375. How do I Dry Brine chicken? Is there a rule of thumb for how much seasoning is used? Do I use more seasoning in the marinade than in the flour mixture?
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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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Crisping Chicken Without Skin

Most of the recipes that call for crispy chicken mention that you must leave the skin on. That's what crisps. Is it possible to make crispy chicken without skin?
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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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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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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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Is it necessary to only boil vegetables (or chicken) or can they be pressure cooked and later be boiled for the flavour to seep in?

I was following this recipe (I've pasted it at the bottom of the question) for which the cooking time mentioned is 30 min. Although for me, it took around 45 min for the vegetables to get cooked. ...
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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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why have the roast chicken pieces turned brown when put in a pot of boiling vegetables

Making soup from leftover roast chicken from the carcass. Has been refrigerated for two days after cooking. Boiled some veggies - potatoes, onions, carrots, leeks, swede, and then put in chicken that ...
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Should I BBQ chicken on foil?

My wife tells me I should be putting aluminum foil on the grill and BBQing the chicken kebob on that and not the naked flame. She cites that it won't get burnt, easy to clean the grill and the ...
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For patting dry meat, what is a substitute for paper towels?

Patting dry with paper towels is really wasteful. I would like to pat dry meat with something reusable like a kitchen towel, yet I fear some of the bacteria will remain on it and make it contaminated. ...
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How do you infuse the flavor of a sauce into chicken?

I have cooked some chicken in a pot with honey sauce. The sauce was very flavorful, and while the chicken had a great texture none of the sauce's flavor was in the chicken! It was almost flavorless. ...
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Will soaking chicken in milk hurt the chicken

I'm trying a new recipe and I was told to soak my boneless skinless chicken thighs in milk with a little spices. Let them soak for a while then take them out of the milk and then drop them in seasoned ...
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How do you prevent veggies from burning in dishes that take longer to cook?

I can handle mirepoix like flavor bases well when I make pasta sauces. But if I try something like making a flavor base for chicken pot roast the onions (which were sweated before adding the other ...
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Garam masala paste for butter chicken

I am trying to make butter chicken and most recipes call for adding garam masala powder to the mix. I could not find the powder and only found garam masala paste instead. Can i use the paste instead ...
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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 hypo-...
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Using dry or wet brined chicken the next day

Does brined chicken get more salty a day after it has been brined?