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

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How to smoke chicken without it coming out tough?

We bought a smoker and it has been fabulous for doing ribs. However, when we've tried to do chicken in it, it comes out "leathery" and tough. I have had smoked chicken at other people's homes that was ...
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Should chicken be cooked beforehand while making pizza?

I was just wondering if I can arrange raw chicken on the pizza base and cook everything along or if I should cook the chicken first separately.
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What food kids love to eat the most? [on hold]

Lately, my kids 4 and 7 have become very PICKY eaters and don't eat much. If they do eat, they eat prepacked food or anything deep fried like chicken in small amount or few bites. As result, my wife ...
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I have bought a very expensive Baccarat stainless steel wok followed instructions as told by shop assistant but my food still stuck to the wok

I have bought a very expensive Stainless Steel Baccarat Wok only last week followed instructions as told my shop assistant to wipe with a small amount of oil before I started to cook which I did, then ...
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How to get breading to stick to chicken?

I made a simple breaded chicken recipe last night (mixed butter, mustard & bread crumbs together), but the mixture wouldn't stick to the chicken - any tips?
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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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Seasoning, freezing, thawing and then deep frying chicken

I plan to season chicken parts (wings, legs), then freeze, then thaw them out to batter them, and then deep fry them. Will they keep their flavor? Is it safe to do this?
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can anyone tell me a very tasty, and i mean a very tasty batter to make for fried chicken, and other foods [closed]

can anyone tell me a really tasty, super tasty batter to make for: 1.fried chicken 2.fried vegetables like fried onions, fried tomatoes, fried potatoes, peppers and many more 3.and may be a batter ...
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Frozen and Unfrozen Chicken: what's the difference?

I see some chicken places advertising that their chicken has never been frozen. The suggestion, I suppose, is that never-been-frozen chicken is better. Is there any truth to this? References please.
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Do they count calories in fried chicken accurately?

Personally, I never eat my fried chicken to the bone. There is always the veins left as well as some meat and skin. In a frozen dinner, do they calculate the calories assuming the chicken was licked ...
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How do I keep a hot meal fresh for several hours?

In three days, I will be picking up two fully-prepared chicken dinners - with potatoes, cole slaw, and a pre-packaged dessert - from work to home for my wife and I. I've done this before and it came ...
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Is my chicken ruined?

I put 4 raw chicken breasts is a crock pot in the fridge last night around 9pm. This morning at 6:50, not thinking, I removed the crock pot from the fridge and put it into the cooker. I left it off ...
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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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Am I able to put uncooked chicken back in my fridge for a day? [duplicate]

I just took my chicken breast out of the packet and cut it up to make schnitzel then realised I had no oil. Is it safe to put it back in my fridge for a day?
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How can I cook more flavorful Chicken through and through?

When I cook chicken, the flavor seems to be concentrated in the skin. But when I get a rotisserie chicken from Costco, it seems to be very flavorful through and through, beyond just the skin. I've ...
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Is it safe to eat a chicken that leaked a ton of red fluid after roasting?

I just roasted a small chicken, and after taking it out of the oven after about 1 1/2 hours, a large amount of watery, red fluid leaked from the bird. Did I somehow mess up cooking the chicken? Is ...
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How can I make the most of this stewing hen?

For the longest time, I've been keeping my eyes open for a stewing hen. I make very good Chicken and Dumplings, and I've always heard that I could make it really great if I could just get my hands on ...
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Can I use diluted lemon juice in place of rice wine vinegar

I'm making some Korean chicken and am out of rice wine vinegar. Would a diluted lemon juice work The recipe only calls for a tablespoon of vinegar so it doesn't form a large part of the dish.
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Can I cook chicken in the over after leaving them sitting in the oven all night? [duplicate]

I put some wings in the oven last night and then forgot about them and my roommate turned the oven off. They weren't fully cooked but is it still okay to fully cook them now and eat them or would it ...
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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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Chicken Noodle Soup

I am under the weather, and I am longing for some delicious homemade chicken noodle soup. I have 6 bone-in chicken thighs in my freezer that I can use, as well as boneless chicken breast (But I read ...
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chicken texture after precooking starts to break

Sometimes when pre-cooking chicken for a curry week, the chicken cuts doesn't keep its shape. It starts to get a bit stringy and losing the "smooth" shape that it was cut with, what could I be doing ...
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What is hunter's chicken

My long held opinion of this was that Hunter's Chicken was chicken breast, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and, occasionally, with barbecue sauce over the top. Recipes like these seem to agree ...
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New to cooking - how long to cook chicken breast pieces in a wok? [duplicate]

just wondering, how long should I cook chicken breast pieces in a wok over medium heat for? They're around 1cm thick chicken breast pieces. I tried cooking them today and although they looked white, ...
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Why does my chicken go dry when I boil it?

This may seem a silly question, but it has always stricken me as odd that chicken should dry out when I boil it in water. Intuitively it just seems weird, but thinking about this a bit while cooking ...
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What does “until fork tender and the juices run clear” mean and how do I tell?

Many texts I see say that chicken is done when it is "fork tender and the juices run clear". What does that actually mean and how do I tell? I found Is "until juices run clear" a valid test ...
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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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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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Can you make jerky from stewing chickens?

Can you make jerky (for humans) with stewing chickens? Stewing chickens (older chickens) are supposed to be extra flavorful, and tough, but I don't know if the toughness matters for jerky, since jerky ...
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Help! Chicken and Wild rice soup needs some extra flavor [closed]

I made a creamy chicken and wild rice soup for the first time following a recipe I found online. However, now that it's finished, I think it needs more flavor. The only seasonings I used was a the ...
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Is there a difference between poached and steamed chicken?

I'm planning to make chicken sandwiches and was wondering what the difference is when chicken is steamed vs poached. I know the technique for both but was wondering if steaming was meant to leave the ...
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Is this chicken safe? silkie chicken edition

First off, I am a pastry chef, and my first thought is, when in doubt, toss it out. I have very little experience with chicken. I am also obsessed with trying new things, in this case silkie chicken. ...
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Fajitas: Marinade Vegetables With Chicken

My local grocery store prepares a chicken fajita blend that has the chicken, marinade, onions, and peppers all mixed together. It's simply for convenience. Buy x amount of the mixture, go home, ...
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Why is expired frozen chicken safe to eat?

It seems to be a widely held belief that that freezing chicken, and then defrosting, cooking, and eating it much later (well past the expiration date) is a perfectly fine thing to do. What makes it ...
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How do you fry chicken, so that oil doesn't explode on your shirt?

I love chicken, and I love to fry it. The problem is that the hot oil explodes, and it gets on my clothes. I already have a cover for my pan. The problem is that I need to turn chicken upside down ...
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Is spicy chicken by default buffalo chicken?

I visited a Pizza place(Pieology) that had "Spicy Chicken" on the menu as a topping. I figured it would be similar to spicy sausage and have some type of red pepper added for a bit of heat. Rather it ...
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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 Beer Can Chicken safe?

Some time ago I've read about Beer Can Chicken. I've never heard of this in my area, but it seems (and looks) tasty! So I would like to give it a try. There is just one thing that worries me: Is it ...
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How do I cut out the vein/tendon from a chicken breast tendorloin?

I like to cook grilled chicken sometimes to go in salads. The problem I always have is that in the chicken breast tendorloins I buy, there is always a tendon or vein or something. It's white when ...
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Cooking, freezing, recooking, and refreezing chicken

I boiled a whole chicken, then froze the cut up parts. I then cook different meals but want to know if I can refreeze the leftovers from the dinners.
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Refreezing cooked chicken [duplicate]

My cooked, prepared, and frozen chicken crepes thawed when the freezer door was not completely closed. I have refrozen them. Are they safe to serve?
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Cooking Large Quantity of Chicken Legs

When I roast or bake chicken legs (about 10) I roast them for about 2 hours on 350 wet so they never dry out. I am cooking today nearly 100 legs in 3 full size pans (32 legs each pan) for a buffet ...
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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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Chicken Tikka Masala tastes a bit off

I have made chicken tikka masala recently and it turned out alright. I got the texture and look properly, but, however, the taste seems a bit off. I have used the chicken tikka masala, onions, cihlli ...
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What are the correct simmering times for chicken/vegetable stock?

I recently read that cooking stock for more than about 2 hours negatively affects the flavor, and eventually vitiates the vitamins due to heat degradation. This seems to conflict with advice I've ...
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How Long Can I Store Seasoned, Vacuum Sealed Chicken [duplicate]

I'm trying to optimize making food for the week and one of the things I want to do is season chicken breast with salt/pepper/herbs/etc in advance and vacuum seal them individually so I can just drop ...
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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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Tips for cooked chicken to stay juicy half a day

A little background: I'm going to build a chicken congee business. In my country, generally, it's a coconut rice congee poured with turmeric chicken broth. (The chicken breast from the broth will be ...
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smoking chicken know how

I would like to make smoked chicken as it is not available here in UK - I used to be able to get it in S.A. and I think it is fab. I live in a small flat in cold, very cold UK. My question is; Can I ...