You've Been Breading Chicken WrongSkills
It’s time to drop the three-part setup.
What's the Deal with Black Chickens?Skills
Have you ever seen a black chicken? We don’t mean a black-feathered chicken; we mean a Silkie chicken, which is black-pigmented right down to its bones. They aren’t commonly found in the grocery store, but you might see them in Asian groceries. What are black chickens, and do they taste different than the paler breed? Silkie chickens are a highly prized breed of chicken that has beautiful silky white plumage, and startlingly black skin.
Here's How Long Raw Chicken Will Stay Good in the Fridge Skills
This is crucial to remember before you start to cook.
The Secret to Better Roast Chicken? FetaSkills
I've made this too many times to count.
How to Cut Whole Chicken Wings into Flats and DrumettesSkills
Here’s how to separate wings into pieces with just a knife and a cutting board.
Here’s How Long to Thaw Frozen ChickenSkills
There are a couple of options depending on how many hours you've got until dinner.
I Made the Weeknight Chicken Dinner Readers Are Obsessed With. Here’s How It Went.Skills
Here's how we made it, and what we thought.
Oct 14, 2022
How to Cook Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs to Juicy, Golden PerfectionSkills
It's good enough for guests and easy enough for any weeknight.
Oct 12, 2022
We Tried 6 Methods for Defrosting Chicken and Found the Best Way
Skills Showdown
Because there's nothing worse than realizing you forgot to defrost the chicken for dinner.
Sep 26, 2022
How To Bake Crispy, Juicy Chicken in the OvenSkills
A winning chicken dinner for adults and kids alike.
Sep 12, 2022
5 Important Tips to Follow to Prevent Dry ChickenSkills
Never suffer through a dry piece of chicken again.
Aug 30, 2022
An Anatomical Guide to Chicken WingsSkills
My favorite part of a chicken is, hands down, the wing. Whether I’m nibbling on one as I carve up a whole roasted chicken, or feasting on a messy pile of saucy buffalo wings, they’re fun to eat and oh-so-satisfying to a dark-meat lover like me. If you look closely, whole chicken wings are actually composed of three parts. Do you know what they are called? I consider chicken wings a bit of a delicacy since there are only two per chicken, but they pack a ton of flavor.
Aug 28, 2022
How To Sear Meat ProperlySkills
Searing meat is 100% about building flavor. And oh, what flavor it is! When that meat hits a scorching hot pan, the surface instantly begins caramelizing. In your stew or braise or roast, this translates into the kind of deep, savory flavor that we crave on an almost a cellular level. This is the flavor that makes us want to lick our plates clean. No sear, no plate-licking good times. Here’s how to do it. Searing meat might seem like an unnecessary and time-consuming step in a recipe.
Aug 15, 2022
A First-Timer’s Guide to Buying Chicken ThighsSkills
You've got questions, and we've got answers.
Jul 24, 2022
When is Chicken Cooked Properly?Skills
Ever wonder when chicken is cooked all the way through? Wonder no more! Cook chicken until the juices run clear and the internal temperature is 165°F.
Jun 3, 2022
How to Tell When Chicken Has Gone BadSkills
Here's how to figure it out in four steps.
May 27, 2022
How To Cut Up a Chicken: 10 Knife Skills TutorialsSkills
As we dive into some fresh tutorials and videos for How To Month we’d like to first direct your attention to a few tutorials from our archives. These 10 tutorials are all on everyone’s most-requested topic: Knife skills!There are some basics here; we especially recommend the video on basic knife skills, which covers how to set up your cutting board, and how to hold your knife. Also, The Claw! makes an appearance.
May 12, 2022
The Best Way to Reheat Fried Chicken for Crispy Leftover PerfectionSkills
We got advice from Kiana Muschett-Owes, the owner and chef at Katie O’s Soul Food in Brooklyn.
May 4, 2022
How to Reheat Chicken Breasts Without Drying Them OutSkills
Nobody likes dry chicken — here's how to avoid it when reheating it.
Apr 4, 2022
We Tried 6 Methods for Breading Chicken and the Winner Was Crispy, Crunchy PerfectionSkills
Get ready for some crispy, crunchy, juicy pan-fried chicken!
Mar 25, 2022
We Tested 6 Method for Baking Chicken Thighs and Found a New Go-ToSkills
The winning method delivers juicy, flavorful meat and crispy skin — and it's easy!
Jan 14, 2022
Melissa Clark’s Leftover Chicken Thigh Soup Deserves a Spot in Your Comfort Food RotationSkills
It's a great way to reinvent leftovers.
Dec 14, 2021
How to Baste a Turkey or ChickenSkills
Basting is an easy way to add flavor and moisture — here's how to do it!
Nov 8, 2021
We Tried 6 Methods for Grilling Chicken and Found a New Favorite
Skills Showdown
The winner gives you tender, juicy perfection every time.
Aug 12, 2021
I Ate Chicken for a Whole Year and Wrote a Cookbook All About It. Here Are 10 (Sometimes Surprising!) Things I Learned.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
You always learn a lot while writing a cookbook. But I didn't realize that I’d learn quite as much as I did on this one.
Jun 21, 2021
Is Pink Chicken Meat Safe to Eat? The USDA Says Yes Skills
Undercooked chicken can pose some serious health risk, but pink chicken can still be safe to eat if it reaches the right temperature. Here's what you need to know.
Mar 8, 2021
We Tried 8 Methods for Crispy Baked Chicken Wings and Found Your Game-Day MVP
Skills Showdown
If you're missing the crispy, salty satisfaction of wings at your favorite bar, you're going to want to read this.
Feb 3, 2021
5 Essential Tips for How to Make Stock from Scratch (It's Worth It!)
Kitchn Cooking School
Stock is one of the kitchen's greatest magic tricks. Here are the five rules to this magic.
Oct 8, 2020
10+ Pro Tips on Cooking a Chicken
Kitchn Cooking School
Never overcook a chicken again!
Oct 19, 2020
The Ingredient That Makes Pan-Seared Chicken as Crispy as Nuggets
Tips from The Kitchn
No breading or deep-frying required.
Aug 6, 2020
This Is the One Thing I Always Do Before Freezing ChickenSkills
It's a game-changer for weeknight dinners.
Jul 13, 2020
The Short and Sweet on How Long to Grill Chicken Skills
Time, temperature, and a reliable thermometer will give you chicken from the grill that is stress-free and delicious.
May 19, 2020
How To Make Homemade Chicken Stock with Whatever Kitchen Scraps You HaveSkills
The rich, golden-hued liquid will upgrade your soups, risottos, sauces, and more.
May 15, 2020
This One-Ingredient Chicken Marinade is Basically FreeSkills
One unifying fact during this crisis is that we are all becoming more intimately connected to our pantries. From stress-baking banana bread to fueling our families with breakfast, lunch, and dinner (plus so many snacks), we’re looking to our pantries to nourish us in all the usual ways and a few new ones as we try to make food last even one more day before making another trip to the grocery store.
Mar 30, 2020
The One Ingredient that Makes Fried Chicken So Much Crispier
One-Ingredient Upgrade
You probably have it in your pantry.
Mar 3, 2020
One Thing You Should Do (& One You Shouldn't) for Perfect DumplingsSkills
Two simple tips will guarantee your dumplings are fluffy and tender.
Feb 27, 2020
The One Thing I Do with *Every* Rotisserie Chicken I BuySkills
Do you do this, too?
Feb 15, 2020
Here’s What Guy Fieri Cooks When He’s Feeling LazySkills
We all know what it’s like to come home hungry at the end of a long day and not want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. Instead, we’ll turn to our default dinners — the fast, familiar bites we can toss together with whatever’s in our fridge or pantry (with bonus points if the end result is quick, cheap, and, of course, delicious). And famous food figures — from chefs, to TV hosts, to bloggers — feel that way too.
Feb 13, 2020
How To Velvet Chicken for Stir-FrySkills
You can even use it with pork or steak.
Jan 29, 2020
What Is Meatless Gardein Chick’n and How Do You Cook It?Skills
Here's everything you need to know about cooking with this staple meat substitute.
Jan 21, 2020
We Tried 7 Methods of Making Chicken Breasts and Found a Clear WinnerSkills
A lot of the methods were great, but only one was a winner.
Jan 15, 2020
The Secret to the Very Best Boneless, Skinless Chicken ThighsSkills
You can have truly great chicken thighs every single time. But you have to be bold.
Jan 9, 2020
Rachael Ray’s Chicken Soup Delivers a Ton of Flavor in Just 30 MinutesSkills
This chicken soup had the most payoff for the time and effort involved.
Dec 11, 2019
Who Wins the Title of Best Chicken Pot Pie Ever?Skills
The final four: Carla, Ree, Joanna, and Deb.
Dec 11, 2019
This Glorious Ottolenghi Chicken Is Secretly the Easiest Sheet Pan Meal (But Fancy Enough for Any Occasion)Skills
In our Fancy Chicken bracket, here's the surprising dark horse.
Dec 11, 2019
7 Tips for Getting Fried Chicken Extra CrispySkills
Don’t be surprised if you end up with lots of hungry guests on your doorstep.
Dec 5, 2019
Tell Us: What Are Your Absolute Favorite Chicken Recipes?Skills
Chicken is the ultimate weeknight dinner staple — and you can never have too many recipes in your kitchen roster. But if you’re anything like us, you’ve got a few (or maybe a ton!) of chicken recipes you never get tired of, and that you keep coming back to again and again. These are the tried-and-true dishes that deliver on everything from taste, to texture, to time.
Dec 3, 2019
These 5 Slow Cooker Recipes Need Only 5 Ingredients and a GlanceSkills
Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn’s easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the before-and-after snapshot itself. If you’re on the market for a new winning chicken dinner, say hello to five brand-new contenders. These set-it-and-forget-it meals require just five ingredients, and the slow cooker basically does all the work for you. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Nov 21, 2019
The $3 Ingredient That Makes Baked Chicken Taste FriedSkills
Weird, but it works.
Nov 21, 2019
Why You Should *Never* Over-Marinate Meat
Why You Should Never
Meal prepping? You might be leaving it too long.
Oct 10, 2019
It’s Fine on Salad, but Italian Dressing Is Even Better as a Marinade
Tips from The Kitchn
This old-school method makes mouthwatering chicken and steak.
Sep 18, 2019
11 Ways to Turn Frozen Nuggets into DinnerSkills
A box of nuggets plus a few pantry staples equals your next miracle meal.
Jul 25, 2019
4 Common Grilled Chicken Mistakes (& How to Fix Them)Skills
Because you deserve better grilled chicken.
Jul 2, 2019
4 Reasons Why You Think You Hate Grilled Chicken (and Our Helpful Advice)Skills
Don't give up on it just yet.
Jun 10, 2019
How To Make Stir-Fry Freezer MealsSkills
I lived off packaged stir-fry dinners from the freezer section for the better part of my 20s. As easy as it is to throw together a spur of the moment stir-fry dinner, there were many nights when all I wanted to do was open a package, dump it in a pan, and have dinner ready — and let’s be honest, there are still plenty of nights like these.
Jun 8, 2019
Tender and Juicy: 3 Ways to Cook a Perfect Chicken BreastSkills
Boneless skinless chicken breasts are one of the quickest, easiest, and healthiest cuts of meat to prepare, which is why they’re featured in so many recipes for weeknight meals. But we’re also constantly frustrated when these easy-peasy chicken breasts turn out dry and tasteless. Here are three methods that can help!The reason chicken breasts often end up dry is actually one of the things we value about them: they have very little fat.
May 2, 2019
5 Easy Ways to Make Chicken Breast More InterestingSkills
Ah, boneless, skinless chicken breast — healthy eating that gets boring quickly. But think of chicken breast as a blank canvas that can be colored into something new just by changing what you season or serve it with. It doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming; you just have to make the choice to be adventurous. Here are five easy ideas to help make a quick meal of chicken breasts a lot more interesting.
May 1, 2019
5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Chicken Noodle SoupSkills
There are few foods as comforting as homemade chicken noodle soup. It’s the first thing I turn to when I’m sick. And once the winter chill sets in, I feel like I could eat this warming soup for lunch day after day. Homemade chicken noodle soup is an essential go-to recipe that every home cook should have in their back pocket. But, before you get your soup simmering, be sure you’re not making one of these five common mistakes.
May 1, 2019
3 Faster Ways to Cook a Chicken BreastSkills
Remember these tricks the next time you want to get dinner on the table quickly.
May 1, 2019
The Secret to Chick-fil-A’s Super-Juicy Chicken Is in Your PantrySkills
There’s a lot to love about chicken breast. The low fat content keeps it lean, nourishing, and nutritious. It’s easy to cook, and hugely versatile. But because this meat is so lean, on its own, it lacks in the flavor department. All it needs is a boost from the outside. One of the easiest way to pile on the flavor is with a single ingredient that’s sitting in your pantry or fridge. I hope you’re ready for juicy, flavorful chicken.
May 1, 2019
3 Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking CabbageSkills
If you prepare it the right way, cabbage is seriously delicious.
May 1, 2019
5 Tips for Turning Your Rotisserie Chicken into SoupSkills
A rotisserie chicken just may be the best grocery store shortcut on the planet. Pick one up and you’re looking at multiple stress-free dinners and lunches. When it comes to making a quick pot of soup, it’s a no brainer — having the meat already cooked means that you can have a slow-simmered taste in no time. Here are five tips to utilize rotisserie chicken in your weeknight soup routine.
May 1, 2019
Make Better Chicken in 15 Minutes, Thanks to Greek YogurtSkills
Together, yogurt and chicken just beg to make dinner easier.
May 1, 2019
Do This for Thicker, Richer Homemade Chicken StockSkills
You already have it in your kitchen, too.
May 1, 2019
5 Tips for Selecting the Best Package of ChickenSkills
Armed with a list after planning dinner, you hit the grocery store to pick up the ingredients. Yet despite knowing the specific cut of chicken you need to grab, you’re still a little confused. Of all the packs of thighs and breasts stacked in the meat case, how do you select the best package for your dinner? It’s a topic that crosses my mind almost every single time I buy chicken. Here are the tips that make deciding a whole lot easier.
May 1, 2019