"What's for chicken?" is a humourous twist on "What's for dinner?" where you will find recipes, tips and inspiration to create meals for your family and friends that impress and satisfy a wide range of tastes.

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What’s beyond the chicken coop?

This is the part where I write about Travel, or maybe food and travel… is there a better combination? More to follow. I have a few articles pending publication which I believe you will find of interest. Stand by, more to comeContinue Reading

Chicken Cuts

Chicken Cuts

Chicken is often cut into parts, packaged and sold fresh or frozen. Some of the cuts available include: • Halves or splits are the two sides of a broiler-fryer cut in half; the breasts, the legs and wings. • Breasts are all white meat and available bone-in, boneless, with skin or skinless. • The legContinue Reading

Chicken Nutrition & More

Chicken is high in protein, low in fat and low in cholesterol, making it a good selection for a healthy diet. Our bodies require a certain amount of protein daily and the body does not store protein so we need to replenish it each day. A 3-ounce portion of chicken provides a large amount ofContinue Reading

Chicken Safety and Handling

Salmonella Salmonella are a group of bacteria that is commonly found in the intestines of animals and birds. The bacteria can be transmitted to people when they eat foods contaminated with animal feces. Often, contaminated foods are of animal origin, such as poultry, beef, milk or eggs; however, all foods, including fruits and vegetables, canContinue Reading

Cooking Tips

• When adding chicken to a recipe that calls for a measured amount, determine how much chicken is needed by following a standard of one pound of boneless chicken equals approximately 3 cups of cubed chicken. • When roasting a chicken, an untrussed chicken will cook faster and more evenly than a trussed chicken. •Continue Reading

Barbecued Chicken

Barbecued chicken is about as classic as it gets when it comes time for grilling. Chicken takes longer to cook than steaks, hot dogs or hamburgers, and loves lower cooking temperatures. The trick to good barbecued chicken is patience. It will take at least an hour, and even up to 2 hours. Remember that barbecueContinue Reading

Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means hunter in Italian. Chasseur means hunter in French. Chicken “Hunter Style” has as many versions as there are cultures and regions. The Spanish version utilizes olives, the Polish version utilizes cabbage. Chicken Cacciatore consists of whatever the hunters could forage. Typically it was made with wild fowl, rabbit or pigeon, mushrooms, onions, wineContinue Reading

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Another dish prepared in my Culinary Arts class at George Brown. Very fancy and served in many high end restaurants but an absolute snap to make. This dish is delicious and the presentation is impressive. Chef Ian one of our instructors is an absolute hoot and an awesome chef. This is his version of theContinue Reading

Chicken Fajitas

I just love serving this dish for casual get-togethers with lots of toppings and pitchers of white sangria. Somehow it is just so festive, super easy to make, and everyone loves dressing their own fajita with their favourite toppings. My Mexican friend Jesus, taught me how to make these authentic Chicken Fajitas. This recipe canContinue Reading

Chicken Stock

The Ingredients • 4 litres Water • 4 pieces Chicken thighs or legs • 1 med Carrot, medium dice • 1 med Cooking onion, medium dice • 1 rib Celery, medium dice • 1/2 Leek, medium dice • 3 sprigs Thyme, rub to bruise • 2 dry Bay Leaf • 6 sprigs Parsley w/stems •Continue Reading