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Roasemary and Garlic Roast Chicken

 

The world is full of cooks with chicken anxiety. I have learned this from readers, students in my cooking classes, friends, relatives and strangers who overhear what I do for a living and ask me chicken questions. It actually happens a lot.

I get it: you want to be sure your chicken is cooked through to the point that it is safe; we all know undercooked chicken can make you horribly ill. But to be safe, cooks all across the country are cooking chicken long and hard—and turning innocent chicken breasts into menacing albino Gumbies. And really, no one wants to chew on Gumby.

Stop the madness! Chicken can be safe and juicy, tender and tasty. (Even boneless, skinless chicken breasts!) To prove it—and to save the universe from potential dry chicken devastation– I worked with the folks at Craftsy.com to create a video all about cooking chicken.

I spent a week in their studios in Denver, shooting lessons on how to:

  • roast a whole chicken
  •  cut up/carve a chicken
  • spatchcock a chicken for skillet or grill
  • quickly and easily pound boneless chicken breasts
  • sautee boneless breasts to tender, juicy perfection
  • stuff and bake bone-in breasts (with only 5 minutes prep time!)
  • braise drumsticks in classic Italian flavors

The crew at Craftsy was great. Some of us worked very hard preparing dish after dish on and off camera:

Getting ready for it's beauty shot

 

smiling through the madness

 

 

Surveying the day's work

 

While others were busy texting:

Craftsy Cameraman

(Okay, so maybe he was waiting for the chicken to come out of the oven. )

And still others were busy photobombing:

craftsy photobomb

 

Truth is, while we worked long, hard hours, we laughed a whole lot. Oh, and the crew ate rather well. There was:

Osso Bucco Drumsticks

Osso Bucco Drumsticks

Spatchcocked Oregano Chicken

Spatchcock Chicken (Skillet roasted)

 

 

 Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

 

And the crew favorite, Marge’s Very Special Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings (my way)

If you’d like to learn, once and for all, how to cook chicken to moist, tender, juicy perfection with confidence and ease, join my class. It’s interactive: if you have any questions or specific chicken issues, simply contact me on the Craftsy platform and I’ll try to solve all your chicken woes.

Note:  As a thank you to my readers, I have arranged a special discount of half off when you click here.

 

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