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Category Archives: About Chicken

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

Roast Chicken as Celebrated in Cookbooks

At the turn of the century and for a considerable time afterward, chicken was an expensive treat, saved and served only for special occasions. Today chicken is easily available and has become an international favorite. Each nation has learned to cook chicken in a manner distinctively their own. Cookbooks from around the globe have countlessContinue Reading