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 Stuff a Chicken Breast

I’m betting that you, like me, eat a fair about of chicken. And while, I think the legs, thighs, and wings of the bird are actually amongst the best parts, I’m betting that you, like me, also eat a lot of boneless skinless chicken breasts. They are easy, convenient, and readily available. But they...

How to Sear a Chicken Breast

One of the most important, yet mis-understood and poorly performed cooking techniques is searing, also called pan searing. When you sear meat, you create an intense layer of flavor where the proteins brown/caramelize, literally changing their chemical composition. The result, is the development of...

How to Brine a Chicken

In this cooking video, I show you how to brine a chicken. Why bring a chicken you ask? Well, the best reasons are flavor, and moisture…which, when it comes to chickens, are pretty darn important. While I don’t use the technique every time I roast a whole bird, I do try to do it whenever I have time...

How to Clean a Chicken

Here is a simple technique video where I show you how to clean a chicken. I end up cooking a whole roasted chicken at least once a month, and I gotta say, my least favorite part, every single time, is pulling that chicken out of the bag, getting the "parts" out of the cavity, and getting it clean...
Chicken Brine Recipe

Chicken Brine

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a brine that I use for chicken. While it's good for any piece of chicken, I almost always use it for whole roasted chickens, and for pieces still on the bone. The result? I get a more flavorful and juicier chicken. This brine, uses the standard...

How to Pound out a Chicken Breast

Now you may ask yourself (quite legitimately), why should I pound out a chicken breast? Well, in addition to the therapeutic benefits of taking out your frustration, several chicken dishes are actually improved by having a uniformly thick (or thin), flat piece of breast meat…which is not the...

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