Saturday, March 11, 2006

I'm no Chicken....

Cook, that is. I have such a hard time cooking chicken?! I don't get it?! For some reason I always seem to either end up with "blackened" chicken or it's just not quite done. UGH! I really enjoy eating it, I just don't know why I can't seem to find a good way to make it. Steak I can do, veggies, bread made from scratch...I've got it down. Chicken, however, seems to be the bane of my cooking life.

I was making it last night and ended up with a smokey house. So, I invite everyone, if you have some good ones, please share your chicken cooking tips with me. Poor Fred can't take much more of it! =)


Pat said...

Oh Sarah! I can't believe you can't do chicken. It is SO easy!
1. pick the kind you want...BBQ, Lemon, plain roasted, fried

2. Go to Walmart SuperCenter for the BBQ or the lemon. It is usually right up by the front deli section (usually can pick up some warm french bread at the same time)

or...if you want fried..head over to KFC!


Earle-girl said...

How is your oven temperature? That might be one consideration.

Okay - Baked Chicken:
Rub a rimmed cookie sheet with butter
Heat oven to 375
Get some chicken legs and thighs
Put a mixture of wheat flour, a tsp of garlic salt and a tsp of paprika into a bag. Put you rinsed chocken in the bag and shake.
Place pieces on sheet, bake 20 min. Flip pieces over (mine always stick a little, but not a big deal)
Cook 15-20 more minutes.

Kristen said...

I have never bought or cooked a whole chicken in my life.

I always buy frozen chicken breasts or "tenders" (genetically altered though they may be) and keep 'em in the freezer.

You can defrost and/or cook them easily in the microwave.

Or, you can throw them, still frozen, in a 13"x9" glass pan and put some sauce over it--I've been using "Italian" style canned diced tomatoes. Add a little olive oil, too, and cook at 375 degrees for about 50 minutes with foil over the top. comes out nice and tender and yummy!

Good luck, and thanks for your honesty!

Sarah said...

Thanks for all the good ideas girls! I am going to try them all out and hopefully I become a better chicken chef!!!!!