Chicken is one of the most popular meats globally, but it’s also one that people are often unsure about preparing. It can be hard to cook the chicken to taste good and have a satisfying texture. Thankfully, there are lots of different ways to prepare your chicken. Read on to learn about other ways you can have delicious chicken every day.
Marinating in Spices Before Grilling/Roasting
Marinating chicken in spices like mustard, ginger-garlic paste, soy sauce, and honey before roasting or grilling is an excellent idea. The spices give the chicken a nice flavor and tenderize it well over time, making it perfect for grilling/roasting.
Cooking chicken in a slow cooker is a great way to make sure the chicken is tender and delicious. Some people like to use the recipe for slow cooker whole chicken, while others prefer pieces or boneless breasts for their recipe. The choice is yours.
There is a big difference between cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker and using pieces. First, you need to make sure the skin stays moist with an entire bird by covering it with foil or adding some liquid to your recipe. You can also add vegetables beneath the chicken, so they cook in all of that delicious juice. This gives you a bonus of healthy vegetables cooked with all the vitamins, minerals, and flavor they can absorb.
Stir-Frying With Different Veggies
Stir-Frying with different veggies is a great way to prepare your favorite meat and add an exciting twist to its flavor. For example, you can stir fry it with carrots and cilantro or even broccoli and soy sauce for added zest in flavors. While the cooking process may take some time, this dish will surely be a great addition to your appetizer or the meal’s main course.
Be creative and stir fry your chicken with different veggies. You can do this by chopping the meat into small chunks and placing it in a wok or frying pan as you stir fry each ingredient before adding more ingredients to mix until everything gets fully cooked.
Baking chicken can be a great way to prepare it. The oven is the best choice if you want your chicken to retain its moisture and flavor without too much fat dripping off of it. This method requires little fussing over because there’s no need for monitoring or stirring during cooking time.
You pop that bad boy in the oven and let it cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can also choose to grill your chicken if you’re feeling outdoorsy and adventurous at the same time. This technique is excellent for indoor and outdoor grills, but be careful not to overcook or undercook your pieces. You’ll want them to reach an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Another option is to pan-sear your chicken before baking or to grill it. This technique will give you a crispy outer texture and juicy, flavorful bites every time. The key here is not overcrowding the pan, so this method works best if you’re cooking just four pieces at once in a pan with an oven-safe handle.
Glazing While Roasting
Glazing chicken while roasting is a simple technique that helps to preserve moisture and flavor. If you are looking for new ways to prepare this poultry, glazing might be the right choice. To glaze chicken while roasting, you will need:
A baking pan;
Olive oil and salt (optional).
To glaze the chicken, before putting it in the oven, you need to prepare a glaze. There are many recipes for making a quick and straightforward glazing sauce that you can use to cook chicken.
Mix olive oil with salt (optional);
Add garlic powder or fresh garlic;
Pour lemon juice over all ingredients;
Add some chopped fresh parsley;
Mix it well.
After you prepare the sauce, spread it all over the chicken and cook as usual. The result is crispy skin with moist meat that tastes great. If you want to try something different when making your favorite dish, glazing might be precisely what you need.
Pressure cooking is a different way of cooking your chicken. You are not pressure cooking the meat, but you are putting it in low heat instead for more extended periods. Many people will say that this is just braising their food, but there is still no doubt that there are several ways to prepare your protein using this method. If you have ever seen your mom braise chicken, you know it is not the same as pressure cooking. This method takes low heat and extended periods to cook things on a stovetop or in an oven instead of using steam within a sealed container like most people do when pressure cooking.
There are many different ways to prepare your chicken. Some of these methods require planning, while you can do others with very little preparation. However, all of these methods will result in a flavorful and nutritious meal that everyone enjoys. It just depends on what you’re looking for.
This is a contributed post