Inspiration for cooking chicken in a variety of ways! Learn how to achieve reliable results every time by using various cooking methods for different cuts of chicken.
Read on for advice on how to choose and cook different parts of chicken, as well as our favourite chicken recipes.
It’s no secret that chicken is affordable, very versatile, and therefore very popular meat of choice. It’s easy to cook and it doesn’t take all day. However, there are a few things that are important to keep in mind when dealing with poultry.
Our most popular chicken recipes
Best Chicken Marsala (Classic Recipe Made Easy)
Butter Chicken Curry (Takeaway Restaurant Style)
Chicken with Garlic Mushroom Sauce (VIDEO)
Creamy Chicken Stroganoff with Mushrooms (VIDEO)
Using Chicken Parts
Your cooking technique will vary depending on the cut of chicken you are using. For example skinless and boneless chicken breasts take almost no time to prepare and produce tender and juicy meat if cooked well. No wonder they are the most popular among our readers! If you are looking for a quick and easy recipe using chicken breasts, take a look at our reader favourite Chicken with Garlic Mushroom Sauce.
As quick and delicious chicken breasts are, they are also the most expensive parts of the chicken. So if you are staying on budget, we recommend give chicken thighs and legs a go. They are inexpensive, very flavourful and are also very quick to prepare! Take a look at our very popular Oven Baked Honey Soy Chicken Thighs for inspiration.
Despite the negative rep they get from those health and calorie conscious people, chicken thighs and drumsticks are only marginally higher in calories than chicken breasts. They are a perfectly good and wholesome option.
Popular recipes using chicken breasts and thighs
Oven Baked Honey Soy Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks (VIDEO)
Classic Coq Au Vin (Chicken in Red Wine)
French Chicken Casserole a la Normande (VIDEO)
Tuscan Chicken with Saffron Cream Sauce (Authentic Recipe)
Cooking Whole Chicken
Cooking a whole chicken is often reserved for a special occasions as a lengthy and complicated process is often associated with it.
Whoever, I’ve got a few kitchen hacks to shorten and simplify that. Are you interested.
- Spatchcocking or butterflying a whole chicken shortens the time in half and delivers a crispy skinned chicken with juicy meat. Try our Spatchcock Chicken in Spicy Yogurt Sauce or Spatchcock Roast Chicken in Breadcrumbs.
- Using modern appliances that make the whole process a snap! One of my favourite is this Air Fryer Greek Whole Chicken or Instant Pot Whole Chicken with Thai Glaze.
- There is also something extremely satisfying about roasting a whole chicken with golden potatoes the old fashioned way…in the oven. Our Rosemary and Thyme Roast Chicken and Potatoes is the recipe that gets the most hits during the holidays!
Whole chicken recipes
Instant Pot Whole Chicken
Spatchcock Chicken in Spicy Yogurt Sauce
Air Fryer Greek Whole Chicken
Rosemary and Thyme Roast Chicken and Potatoes