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The Fall is a great time for foodies…and in my opinion the season with the strongest “food profile”.  Sage & brown butter, caramelized apples, sage, cinnamon…and of course, Thanksgiving, the mother of all food holidays, make the season a great time to be cooking…and eating.

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In this recipe video, I take an ordinary chicken breast and make it extraordinary, with the use of......BACON! Chicken breast, can be a bit boring, but not this dish. I've stuffed the chicken with a combination of spinach and cheese, and then wrap the whole thing is bacon.Continue Reading...

How to Cook Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs might be my favorite cut of the chicken - other than perhaps the skins - if that counts as a cut! They are really very versatile, and work wonderfully with all kinds of cuisines and food styles.Continue Reading...
Are you cooking chicken breasts or thighs? Are they bone in or bone out? What's the benefit of brining chicken? What's the best way to cook chicken legs? Grilling? Baking? Pan Searing? Chicken is insanely common. It's likely the most common protein on the American table, with many families eating chicken several times a week. And there is no shortage of fantastic chicken recipes...you'll find several right here. But more important than any chicken recipe, is knowing How to Cook Chicken! You can read a recipe for roast chicken...but dose that tell you how to brine? or why? You can read a recipe for chicken piccata, but does it really explain how to pound out the chicken breast and sear it off, so the chicken is not over or under cooked. Here you'll find the the tips and tricks that will show you how best to cook different cuts of chicken using different cooking methods. Because once you know the fundamentals of say, roasting a bone-in chicken breast, you can add literally hundreds of spices, flavors and marinades, and cook it perfectly every time. Browse around, read, watch the videos, and most importantly practice cooking...and you'll quickly learn the best ways to cook chicken.

How to Cook Chicken

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    How to Cook a Whole Chicken

    Everyone should know how to cook a whole chicken, for two reasons. First, and quite simply, it’s a great meal. You get the benefits of both light and dark meat. Done right, the chicken is more moist and tender than cooking pieces separately. And it’s super impressive to your guests, so you look like an all-star.

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    8 Simple, Delicious Must-Make Fall Recipes

    The Fall is a great time for foodies…and in my opinion the season with the strongest “food profile”.  Sage & brown butter, caramelized apples, sage, cinnamon…and of course, Thanksgiving, the mother of all food holidays, make the season a great time to be cooking…and eating.

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    Fried Chicken Sandwich

    The past several years has seen the explosion of the fried chicken sandwich.  It’s become a stable on fast food menu…restaurants like Chick-Fil-A built a whole business around it. And even fine dining restaurants are putting up some insanely creative fried chicken sandwiches with sauces and flavors from all over the world.

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    The Fastest Way to Roast a Whole Chicken

    Perhaps my all time favorite way to cook chicken is simply whole roasted. The different cuts provide different flavors and textures, from the salty, fatty skin, to the tender juicy white meat of the breast, to the “tear flesh off the bone” wings and legs…there is something for everyone.  And roasting a whole chicken is actually pretty easy (at least with the right techniques and practice).

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    The Secrets to UN-Sucky Chicken Breasts

    Let’s face it, boneless skinless chicken breasts, perhaps single most common meat on the American dinner plate, often taste like crap. They can dry out easily. They can be tough. Or if they aren’t tough, they’re often flappy and chewy.  And they can taste like cardboard.

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    Grilled Chicken Under a Brick

    There is something special about cooking a whole chicken. The flavors develop so well, the presentation looks fantastic, and it’s actually easier to keep the meat tender and juicy. I love roasting them whole in the oven, but (especially in summer), you may not want to fire up the oven for a couple hours. That’s when this grilled, Chicken Under a “Brick” recipe comes in so handy.

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    How to Grill Chicken Thighs

    Chicken thighs are perhaps, the most under-appreciated cut of the whole bird. Understandably, chicken breasts are the goto for the majority of people, but they are actually much harder to cook well. Thighs have more natural flavor to them, and are more “forgiving” for the home cook. They are less likely to dry out and become tough.

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    How to Grill Chicken Breasts

    Grilling season for me, starts when the outside thermometer reads about 40 degrees. And chicken is often the most frequent grilling choice.  Not only does the grill give chicken breasts a great flavor (and very cool grill marks if you follow my technique), but the it makes kitchen clean up so much easier…and as a lazy man at heart, I appreciate that more than anything.

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    Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    I love stuffed chicken breast for its simplicity and step up from the ordinary chicken meal. But lovingly cradle-wrapping the stuffed chicken in bacon adds another level of excitement. Who doesn’t love bacon? I’m going to show you how to make a stuffing out of cheese and spinach, compose the layers into a roll with the bacon, poach it and finish it off on the stove.

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    How to Cook Chicken Thighs

    Sometimes, in my more reflective moments, I feel a bit bad for the humble chicken thigh.  The thigh is one of the most flavorful, tender, and juicy parts of the chicken, but damn if those breasts don’t get all the love.  Now, I’ll say up front, I’ve got nothing against the breast.

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