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Chicken Recipes, How to Cook Chicken, Baked Chicken Recipes, Grilled Chicken Recipes, Chicken Breast Recipes


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The Fall is a great time for foodies…and in my opinion the season with the strongest “food profile”.  Sage & brown butter, caramelized apples, sage, cinnamon…and of course, Thanksgiving, the mother of all food holidays, make the season a great time to be cooking…and eating.

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Americans eat a lot of chicken. In fact, chicken is probably the most common meat on the dinner table. Actually the lunch table too. And throw in egg consumption...probably the breakfast table too. With all that chicken getting eating, it pays to know the best ways to cook chicken. There are thousands of chicken recipes, all of which combine different flavors and ingredients. But the greatest recipe, will only be as good as the techniques used to cook the bird. Here, you're going to find hundreds of chicken recipes that will blow you away. But you'll also find the detailed tips and tricks that you need to make sure those recipes come out as well as they can! Learn how to roast, bake, fry, grill, sear and even poach your chicken so its flavorful, tender and juicy. You'll also learn how to cook breasts, thighs, legs, wings, and even the whole bird...with the bone and without. Cooking chicken right, isn't hard, it just takes a bit of knowledge and practice!


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    Chicken & Sausage Stew

    Today our never ending quest for new and great chicken recipes bring us to the world of stews. Not only are stews generally simple, one pot recipes, but they can also be made with a vast variety of ingredients…including of course the humble chicken.

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    Five Perfect Summer Recipes

    There's something special about Summer. The air smells cleaner, the wine tastes better, and grass (really is) greener. Why not make sure you've got some great food to celebrate the great weather. Here are five of my favorite summer time dishes!

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    Coq Au Vin

    Coq Au Vin sounds pretty intimidating, until you realized it’s just Chicken In Wine…how hard that can be?  I’ll tell ya, it’s not hard at all, but it tastes so yummy and complex, you’ll be completely blown away!  Traditionally, coq au vin was made with old, tough chickens (that couldn’t lay eggs anymore) that needed to be braised a long time to make them tender.

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    Chicken Alfredo

    One way to jazz up a boring chicken breast is with a great sauce, which is exactly what I do with this Chicken Alfredo.  Alfredo sauce is very simple to make, with just a few ingredients and it’s a perfect match for chicken.  The cream in the sauce provides a bit of fat, that the lean chicken doesn’t have, and of course the flavor of alfredo sauce is almost magical.  Just a little bit on the pl

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    How to Brine

    Learning how to brine will benefit you not just for the Thanksgiving Turkey, but throughout the year.  And fortunately, it is so simple, that with a quick read, and a view my “How to Brine” video, you’ll have it mastered in no time.  With a good brine your recipe (whether it be pork, chicken or seafood) will turn out more tender, more juicy and more flavorful.  So...why not start brining?

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    Chicken Penne Pesto

    I love a good chicken pasta recipe.  Both ingredients are easy to cook, and are great blank canvases that work with all kinds of other flavors.  Here I show you a recipe for Chicken Penne Pesto, which has become a staple in my house.  Pesto sauce is one of my favorite pasta sauces, for it’s great basil/garlic flavor, it’s texture, and of course the vibrant green color.  I show you how to make a

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    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    I never get tired of making soups, because frankly, there is a different, easy and very tasty soup recipe you can make very day.  Even  even the most tried and true soup recipes, are generally flexible enough for you to add seasonal ingredients or other twists to keep them interesting.  Here, I’ve got a great, simple, Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe, that’s for some reason seems common enough in d

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    Chicken Penne with Chroizo and Peas

    Chicken and Pasta Recipes are pretty common fair.  And while the combination is usually good, it can also be pretty boring if you are not mixing up the recipes and supporting ingredients.  Fortunately, both chicken and  pasta are the masters of mixing and matching and with a few core cooking techniques we can have a different and exciting Chicken and Pasta dish every night of the week.  In this

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    Chicken Lettuce Cups

    It was years and years ago that I had my first lettuce cup in a Thai restaurant.  My first thought was "cool, Asian Taco”.  My second thought was, "...damn this is good".  I started making a version of chicken lettuce cups about 10 years ago, and every time I make them for friends and family they are a smash hit.  It’s a dish that hits on so many different senses; the meat packs a ton of flavor

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    Spaghetti with Chicken and Fava Beans

    As I’ve said before, pasta recipes are among my favorites because there are so many options, with so many ingredients.  I love the rich heavy sauces, that simmer on the stove and perfume the entire house (if not neighborhood), and I also love the light quick dishes that take 20 minutes to make, but are still packed with flavor and bite.  In this recipe video, I show you one of those 20 minute p

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Chicken Recipes, How to Cook Chicken, Baked Chicken Recipes, Grilled Chicken Recipes, Chicken Breast Recipes

According to some sources, there are more than 9 Billion (that's Billion with a B) Chickens in the United States!  That means the US has more chickens than the world has people!  Even, if that estimate is grossly exaggerated and it's actually half, that is still an insane amount chickens. Now many of those chickens are for Egg production, but not suprisingly, chicken also makes up a huge component of our meat consumption. The average American eats north of 90 lbs per year, far more than both beef & pork.

These facts lead to the obvious question; which came first, the chicken or the chicken recipe?

All all things at NoRecipeRequired, I think cooking chicken came long before detailed chicken recipes, and so we're focus all our "how to cook chicken" and yes "chicken recipes" on the fundamental techniques that are going to help you make sure you cook your chicken perfect everytime.

Chicken Breasts are probably the most common cut consumed in the US, so you'll find a ton of posts on how to cook the perfect chicken breasts. Whethere, grilled, baked, roasted, pan seared, or something else, you'll find the 411 on how to make sure yours turn out juicy, tender and flavorfull. Visit my chicken breast category for all the key posts.

A favoriate of mine is whole roasted chicken. No other cooking technique captures the full flavor profile, texture, tenderness, and all around wonderfull-ness of roast chicken. Like chicken breasts there are just a few core techniques to follow to ensure your roast chicken comes out perfect. I'll show you those techniques in my simple roast chicken recipes, as well several other recipes/flavor combinations in my roast chicken section.

Baking Chicken is one  of the most common meals in the American kitchen. Sadly, the way most people bake chicken, leaves dry, tough, overly flabby or overly cooked brick like blobs of....something. Rather than treating your chicken like a tray of brownies, and baking at 350 degrees for an hour, I'll show you some high heat methods, that will get you an all around better piece of chicken - but will take about a third of the time. Check out my Baked Chicken section here.

Finally, no collection of chicken recipes & cooking techniques is complete without covering grilled chicken. The grill adds awesome flavor to just about any meat, and the mild flavor of chicken, picks it up especially well. You can browse through my grilled chicken recipes, and more important learn the cool grilling techniques (like how to get those cool grill marks) in my Grilled Chicken section.