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

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Is chicken with yellowish parts spoiled?

Moved to new place (Europe), no nice butchers around, only store found has chickens with yellowed parts like in the attachment. I never seen tint like that on a chicken and wondering what does it mean?...
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Conflicting advice on which knife to use when cutting up a chicken, which should I use?

I recently partook in a knife skills workshop and during part of that workshop we were taught how to cut up a whole chicken into different sections. I was expecting to use a boning knife for this task,...
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Should marination ingredients increase with more meat?

I love a recipe that I have tried which is for 500g of chicken but now I want to do it for 2kg which is an additional 1500g. My question is do we increase the marination ingredients according to the ...
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How do I make a chicken cheesesteak that isn't dry?

When I try to make chicken cheesesteaks, this is what I do: thinly slice some chicken breasts saute some chopped onions and green peppers put the meat in a frying pan with some olive oil add some ...
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What are the proportions of the parts in a broken down chicken?

I'm debating whether to start buying whole gizzard-less and organ-less chickens and breaking them down myself into parts. I would only do this if it was more cost effective than buying the parts ...
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If I grill a bacon-wrapped chicken skewer, does a significant amount of bacon fat seeps into the poultry?

Basically what the title says. I have cubes of chicken breast wrapped in bacon in a footlong bamboo skewer grilled in an electrical bbq grill. One of my guests said that if you remove the bacon and ...
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Frozen raw chicken in "warm" crockpot for 7 hours [duplicate]

I had frozen raw chicken breasts with salsa along with some other things (beans, etc) in a Food Saver so I could throw it in the crockpot when I wanted it. This morning, I put it in the crockpot (...
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What was McCormick Country Chicken Bag Seasoning? [closed]

My family loved McCormick Country Chicken Bag Seasoning. They would request it on the menu by name and there were rarely left overs. And I loved how simple it was to mix the seasonings with water and ...
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Does chicken need to be covered while cooking in the microwave?

The steam under a cover is a burn waiting to happen. Chicken cooked other ways isn't usually covered, so holding steam around chicken isn't a necessary part of cooking it, and I'm not trying to steam ...
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How do you soften pumpkin seeds for Chicken Mole?

I made chicken mole for the first time following this recipe. It was delicious, and I'm planning to make it again. However, the hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) didn't fully break down. So the sauce was ...
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Any way to keep a chicken baked in the oven dry?

My SO has a big thing with the textures of what she eats. And a 'moist' chicken is definitely something that is not on her OK list. So when baking a whole chicken in the oven, is there tips and tricks ...
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Is it ok to cook a whole roast chicken 4 hours early? [duplicate]

I'll be making a whole roast chicken tomorrow. But for certain reasons I have to finish cooking 4 hours before it'll be served. How can I reheat it before serving without sacrificing any (or the least)...
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How to know if chicken is properly cooked without a food thermometer? [duplicate]

While cooking chicken, I see it's done by cutting the bite sized chicken pieces in half. If it's white, then I remove it from heat. But lately, someone tasted my chicken and said it still had that ...
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Chicken Linear Dimensions

I just bought a 5 qt Lodge deep dutch oven and had luck roasting some vegetables in it on a grill, but now want to try a whole chicken. I am curious if anyone knows the rough linear dimensions of a ...
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How to remove that raw chicken taste while cooking chicken?

While frying chicken, with a basic marinate of eggs, salt, pepper and ginger-garlic paste overnight, I get a sort of raw taste of chicken, but when I eat the same fried chicken at the restaurant - ...
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Chicken soup has split. Can it be repaired

Today I made chicken soup. I roasted a chicken until cooked. I then removed the breast and leg meat, boiled the rest. I strained it, added a chicken stock Cube to adjust the flavour, added the saved ...
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Cooking liquid in oven turns crispy skin soggy

A few recipes I have tried calls for some liquid, typically a ladle of stock or broth, to be added to the baking tray before placing into the oven to finish the cooking process. (To assist in cooking ...
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Does store bought fully cooked rotisserie chicken need to be reheated to 165 degrees?

A little confusion on my part: I have a fully cooked whole rotisserie chicken which I put in the fridge. I read or google that when reheating to serve I should make sure it reaches 165 degrees. Since ...
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Reheating and Storing Chicken/Potato Soup For 10 Hours

I would like to reheat chicken/potato soup (heavy whipped cream, cooked chicken, flour, potato, cooked bacon, some salt, and vegetables to name a few ingredients) i.e. thick soup and store it in a ...
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For how long can marinated chicken breast be stored frozen? [duplicate]

After I marinate chicken breast in buttermilk for 50 min., for how long can it be frozen?
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Defrosting Waitrose Chilled Chicken Kiev [duplicate]

I had Essential Waitrose Chilled chicken Kiev’s in the freezer for three months and then defrosted them in 8 hours and cooked them. Is it safe to eat them after being defrosted and then cooked like ...
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Help identify a chicken peruvian (?) dish

In 2019 a dish was served to me (in the Iquitos area if it helps), which I can't find anywhere, since I don't know it's name. I only remember that it was chicken thighs (maybe also wings), in a brown ...
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Salty water in the pressure cooker?

I am following the Ninja Foodi recipe for cooking a whole chicken: Part of the instructions is to mix 2 tablespoons of kosher salt into the water base of the pressure cooker. I am wondering what the ...
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Will lemon in a cast-iron pan with roast chicken cause problems?

I have two chicken recipes that I've perfected over the years: Roasted spatchcock in the oven, in a pre-heated cast iron pan, using a rub with oil, paprika, and garlic Rotisserie on the grill, ...
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What relationship exists between a rooster and broken egg yolks?

I regularly purchase fresh chicken eggs from a small farm located inside Richmond, Virginia city limits, about three miles from the outdoor market where they are sold. These farmers are diligent and ...
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Can I roast a chicken over 2 time periods?

I currently work in home office but in the late afternoon I pick up my kids from school, we spend some time on the playground and usually only come home half an hour before dinner time. For soups I ...
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Need an information about more than 200 people for chicken curry [duplicate]

Need help... How much quantity and ingredients need to make a chicken curry for 200 people
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Why can't I keep chicken in the refrigerator for more than 2 days when the supermarkets can

So I have this raw chicken breast that I haven't opened (sealed shut in the original plastic container) in my refrigerator for 5 days now and there is still 2 days until the expiry date printed on the ...
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When to start the timer on crock pot chicken confit

The recipes I have read call for 3 hours on Low temp, then 1.5 - 2 hours on High. Do I start the timer as soon as I turn on the crockpot, or let the crockpot come up to temp before starting the timer?
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How long can chicken salad stay in fridge? [duplicate]

I made a chicken salad with chicken, veggies, pasta, etc., all mixed with some mayo. I ate some, put it in the fridge, and ate some the day after too. However there is still some left. There is mayo ...
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In what order should I put various "masalas" in chicken curry?

In what order, should I put the various masalas (en:spices) in my general Indian-style spicy chicken curry? I have the following: Chicken masala Garam masala Jeera masala Chilli powder Dhaniya masala ...
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Costco vacuum sealed pre-cooked rotisserie chicken [duplicate]

I purchased vacuum sealed pre-cooked rotisserie chicken at Costco. Once opened, how long is it safe in refrigerator
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Can I add lentils to a baked chicken-and-vegetable stew?

I plan to prepare healthy lunch quickly by having everything tossed in to oven together. I have even brought an IKEA tray (with grate) for this purpose - https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/koncis-ofenform-...
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Can I freeze pre-cooked chicken?

I am looking for a way to precook chicken and preserve it for later use. The idea being that I precook the chicken (1 hour at 150 C) then freeze it, then when I need it, defrost and pop onto the flame ...
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Is it safe to finish undercooked poached chicken on a skillet? [duplicate]

So here is a round-up: 1.Bought chicken breast today, it was fresh. Decided to poach it in multicooker, set timer for 30 minutes. Checking on the pot 25 mins in, realized that something gone awry ...
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What is white meat and dark meat in Canada KFC?

According to US KFC, a chicken is cut into 2 breasts, 2 wings, 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks. White meat is breasts and wings, dark meat is thighs and drumsticks. But on KFC Canada's website, the options ...
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How to properly clean raw chicken cut in pieces?

In the country where I live, whole chicken is the cheapest protein you can buy and I cook it every week at home. I always ask the butcher to cut it into pieces for me and I use it for stews, grilled, ...
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What to use to tame my chicken tikka masala?

I love chicken Tikka Masala but I’m afraid it doesn’t always like me. If I cut the masala portion in half what can I use in its place? Maybe double the yogurt? Note: The dinner is a meal kit with the ...
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Substitutes for beer... in beer cheese soup

Sounds odd I know, but some preservatives in beer can be an allergen... I found a beer cheese soup that I really really enjoyed. My question is, are there non-beer substitutes for "dark" ...
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What effect does closing a lid in some recipe do?

In cooking meat like chicken, I've noticed that recipes say to close the lid and wait for few minutes. I'm trying to figure what exactly the effect created by this is. Any insight will be appreciated.
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Measurement of water

I've been making chicken soup for decades, but today I'm in a little bind. I have two large enough chicken thighs with bone in. How much water and broth should I use?
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How much weight of a whole life chicken is a supermarket whole chicken?

If you buy a whole chicken in the supermarket it is defeathered, without head and feet and with the inner organs removed (sometimes you get some organs in a bag but I'm going to ignore that for this ...
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Capsaicin Measurements

I want to make a wicked spicy dish that involves Capsaicin, and regular chicken wings. I did the research to find two answers. "Capsaicin at the right amount can kill you" and "No ...
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Too much wine used in coq au vin

The NYT coq au vin recipe called for 3 1/2 cups red wine and marinate overnight, then reduce to make the sauce. Husband added an extra 2-3 cups of wine to the marinade. It is now the morning after. ...
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How long do I pre-heat a whole chicken for on the stove before placing it in the oven to roast?

I am attempting to recreate the roast chicken by Chef Giuliano Sperandino: Roasted Chicken in a 2 Michelin star french restaurant with Giuliano Sperandio - "Le Clarence" (turn on cc) I can ...
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If I cook chicken breasts in instant pot for a "longer time" would they come out super tender? I'm thinking 12 minutes or so

I would think pressure cooking chicken breasts in the instant pot for longer, and by that I mean 12 minutes or a little more, they would come out super tender. Am I wrong? Would the opposite happen? I ...
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Is this chicken fully cooked or raw? [duplicate]

I can never tell whether this color means the chicken needs another 30 seconds or a minute to finish or if it's properly cooked. I don't want to over-fry the chicken so that it doesn't end up dry. Is ...
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Why does inside of cooked canned chicken always taste cold?

Recently I’ve been getting canned chicken and then frying it, baking it etc. What I notice is that the chicken in general feels cold and the inside always feels colder. You might say that’s normal ...
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Pan fried chicken taste like pan?

I just got some canned chicken and fried it with a little water I.e. pan fried without oil and just adding little bits of water as I go. The chicken tasted like the metal pan itself if you know what I ...
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Concern over whether roast chicken is safe

I prepared a roast chicken for the first time today. The chicken weighed about 2 kilograms and I cooked it for about two hours at 190 degree Celsius. My concern is that the vegetables that I stuffed ...
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