WHAT IS A CHICKEN?
A member of the bird family, it’s different from most of their relatives due to having a wattle (red skin under the chin) and comb. They’re one of the most widespread creatures on the planet due to their deliciousness. Omnivores, they’ll eat a seed or a snake with equal glee. The term chicken actually refers to the domesticated bird while fowl refers to both (wild and farm-raised). A cock or rooster is a male over 1 year of age and younger is a cockerel. Castrated roosters are called capons while females are hens (over a year) and pullets (younger). And finally babies are often referred to as chicks.
HOW DO I CUT A CHICKEN?
There are many different cuts possible on a whole chicken. To see just a few of them, check out our videos on how to:
- Lollipop (debone) a chicken leg – click here!
- Debone a chicken thigh – click here!
- Ballotine a whole chicken – click here!
- Spatchcock a whole chicken – click here!
- French Statler – click here!
WHAT IS AN ENGAGEMENT CHICKEN?
This lemon and herb roasted chicken recipe was invented in the early 1980s. Remember this was the birth of a decade of excess that gave us movies like Wall Street, Rambo 2 and wild hair. Kim Bonnell gave the recipe to several female friends at Glamour magazine, and after cooking it all supposedly got engaged. There have been multiple versions since, but to see the classic recipe click here!
HOW LONG DO I COOK A SKIRT STEAK FOR?
|HOW LONG DO I COOK SKIRT STEAK FOR IT TO BE:|
|Rare||Only in Japan|
|Medium||160 F / 70 C|
|Medium-Well||165 F / 74 C|
|Well Done||175 F / 79 C|
Note: Over 165 F / 70 C is recommended as the minimum safe core temperature when cooking chicken. However there is a common misconception that chicken is dry because of overcooking. This can also occur if you don’t REST YOUR CHICKEN AFTER COOKING!!!! To be safe, rest for half the cooking time, then warm it up a bit and serve for a much choicer bird.