The ways in which a chicken can be cooked are numerous; in fact, too many to be listed. Some may be approved of and others may not be approved of. Cooking of this bird in its different forms bring out the best of every flavor. The recipes of the cooking of this type of bird are also numerous and in regards to the chicken having a low fat content, preparation for the chicken is easy.
Keep the chicken refrigerated to maintain its temperature in the range of 40C and 600C. It is kept cool because the bacteria in meat replicates faster in high temperatures. Put the chicken in water that has salt in the ratio of 3 tablespoons for four glasses of water. The chicken should remain in the water for about an hour and longer if it happens to be frozen. In this way, the chicken will be tender and juicy and will be able to cook faster.
This chicken should be enclosed in several ways. The first option is to cover it with a foil bag to grill it with marinade or brushing the surface of the chicken with either light coat of cooking oil or thick marinade sauce. This covering of the chicken is to stop the meal from drying up. Pound this chicken especially the thighs as well as the breast to achieve the same thickness. Cooking of the chicken will be even in this manner.
The heat should then be adjusted according to the method of cooking. If one is using the dry heat method, this include the roasting, baking, deep frying, sauting, and grilling, high heat should be used and the cooking should take very little time, e.g. 8-10 minutes grilling chicken breasts. The moist heat methods, steaming, poaching, slow cooking, and baking in parchment, should use low heat and should be cooked for a long period of time, e.g. 15 minutes for poaching chicken breasts.
Checking the chicken to establish that it is completely cooked is very important. Chicken differs from steak which may be prepared either rare or medium rare and should be cooked completely. To establish that it is done, pierce the thick part in the chicken to know if it is around 73.80C. It should not also be overcooked as it will then be dry. This chicken should be left to rest for the redistribution of juices. Before it is well done, it should be left for about 5 to 10 minutes for the juice redistribution process to finalize.
Julep Derby Brunch
Join us for our First Annual Julep Derby Brunch. This brunch was created as a charity fundraising event in order to bring women together for empowerment, networking and the celebration of womanhood! We will also have a jewelry vendor for a little shopping. The event theme pays homage to the style of Derby season. Attire: Derby Chic in the following colors Green, Yellow, and/or White. It is not mandatory you wear a hat. If you choose to wear a hat we will have a contest for the Best Dressed, Best Hat, and Most Unique Hat. The regular brunch menu ranges in price from $8-$15 and $5 Mimosas and Bloody Mary's. Bring a friend! We will be collecting items and donations for the Britepaths Food4Thought program!!! This program provides healthy meals, drinks and snacks over the weekend to children who receive free or reduced-price meals during school days. For many of these children, school meals might be the only ones they receive. It is our goal to make 50 snack packs to deliver in June. Bring at least 2 items off this list to help us make 50 snack packs: Chef Boyardee or Hormel individual-sized heat-and-eat meals with meat (i.e. SpaghettiOs) Individual mac & cheese packs Tuna or chicken and cracker snack packs (i.e. Bumble Bee or Starkist); consider that the larger meal packs can be large for the packs. Shelf-stable individual milk packs (i.e. Horizon or Hershey’s; Please no Yoo-Hoo) Juice boxes (100% juice) Oatmeal packets Individual-sized cereal packs Individual fruit cups or apple sauce cups (i.e. Dole, Motts, Del Monte, Musselman’s) A small snack item, such as cracker packs or granola bars