10 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes
NDTV Food | Updated: December 03, 2017 00:10 IST, https://food.ndtv.com/lists/10...icken-recipes-715572
Chicken makes us go weak at the knees. Seared, sauteed, broiled, baked or fried - it rates high on both taste and nutrition making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Cooking chicken is easy. But cooking juicy, tender and moist chicken especially when you're short on time, have a few kitchen ingredients or are just a bit lazy isn't that easy. Cooking chicken requires skill, practice and good technique. So how do you master the art of cooking good chicken? You follow the great advice we have to offer. And our roundup of easy chicken recipes.
How to buy good chicken?
Be sure to check the date of package to ensure it's not too old. If there is a surprising volume of liquid in the pack, if the chicken seems sticky or if it smells suspicious then don't buy it. The colour of the chicken isn't an accurate indicator since the amount of skin on the chicken could vary.
How to prepare the chicken?
You can buy a whole chicken and take on the herculean task of breaking it down. Or you could just buy yourself some glorious wings, meaty legs, fleshy thighs, drumsticks and perfectly butterflied breasts. Some people place the chicken under running cold water till the residue washes off. Some home cooks suggest you rub a pinch of salt into the flesh and wash it off later. Another popular technique requires you to soak the chicken pieces in salt water, cayenne pepper and fresh rosemary. Keep it soaked for about 15 minutes, pull it out, dab it dry and you're done. This method is endorsed by some but there are others who believe that it drains the chicken of a lot of its moisture.
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