Fried chicken might be the favorite fast food of all time! So take time to get to know this popular meat. Chicken is the most common type of poultry and a versatile meat that can be prepared and cooked in many variety ways, unique in each region and culture. It can be made into sausages, skewered, grilled for salads and tacos, breaded and deep-fried, or in curries. The usual cooking methods for this meat are roasting, baking, broasting, and frying. Worldwide fast food restaurants frequently cooked chicken by deep frying to make our favorite fried chicken, nuggets, lollipops or buffalo wings. Chicken bones are popular in Asian regions for making stocks and soups. They can be slowly boiled with herbs and vegetables for hours or days to create chicken stock. But when eaten, one should be careful as the bones will break into sharp splinters when chewed.
It must be cooked appropriately and not eaten raw because it contains Salmonella that cause illness like typhoid fever. The recommended temperature to cook whole chicken is 165°F as gauged in the thigh by a food thermometer. So never semi-cook chicken then refrigerate and finish cooking later as any bacteria present won’t be destroyed. But it is safe though to partially pre-cook like boiling it or microwave it then transfer to the hot grill or deep fried to finish cooking. Looking for fresh new ideas to enjoy this meat? Give our chicken recipes a try for a wonderful treat!