When thinking of easy and delicious meals to cook for the family, dishes that include chicken are pretty high on the list. You can bake it, grill it, pan-fry it, and deep fry it. What’s not to love? You may think that all chicken is created equal and that this meat is simple to prepare without a thought. While chicken certainly can be a quick and easy meal, there are a few things you need to know before diving in the deep end. When it comes to chicken, there’s more than “meats” the eye. (Get it?) Check out our list below for some tips and tricks to make sure you are getting the most out of your chicken!
Picking The Right Kind Of Chicken
A lot of people are concerned with the kind of beef they buy, spending time assessing it and inspecting it. The same care should be given to picking out the right chicken as well. For starters, the chicken should be pink all over. The flesh should be firm, but not stiff. Lastly, there should be no blood visible on the chicken.
Only Using Chicken Breasts
Chicken breasts are definitely the most popular choice when it comes to the cut of meat. However, don’t be so quick to overlook other parts of the chicken – especially the thighs! The meat found in chicken thighs is actually much easier to cook, is juicier, and arguably tastier than the meat found in chicken breasts. Find a good recipe and give it a try!