From whole and spatchcocked to boneless, skinless and poached, our how-to guides to chicken help deliver a perfectly cooked bird, each and every time.

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Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe | The Food Lab
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Cold-Start Your Way to the Tenderest Poached Chicken
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We Tested 12 Poultry Shears—Here Are the Best Ones
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Dry-Brining Is the Best Way to Brine Meat, Poultry, and More
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Why I Butcher Chicken with a Japanese Poultry Knife
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The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Sous Vide Chicken Breast
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The Best Frozen Chicken Nuggets | Taste Test
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What The Heck is Confit? | Ask The Food Lab
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How to Slice Chicken Breast for Stir-Fries | Knife Skills
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How to Debone a Chicken Thigh | Knife Skills
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How to Cut an Airline Chicken Breast | Knife Skills
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The Right Way to Use a Meat Thermometer
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The Best Fried Chicken on the Planet: An Opinionated World Tour
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What to Eat With Chicken? Depends How You're Cooking It
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Jamaica: Learning the Secrets of Authentic Jerk Chicken
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Ask a Sommelier: The Best Wine for Roast Chicken
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Chicken, Leek, and Mushroom Strata Recipe
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Snapshots from Bourg-en-Bresse: The Infamous Bresse Chicken
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Maftool
Taiwanese fried chicken on a blue plate
Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken With Furu (Fermented Bean Curd)
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Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Soup with Coconut and Galangal)
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Curry-Flavored Nigerian Stock
Hashweh with chicken served with a bowl of yogurt and farmers salad.
Hashweh
Chicken & rice soup in a white bowl.
Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice Soup
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Khua Kling Gai (Southern Thai Dry Curry With Minced Chicken) Recipe
Plated msakhan.
Msakhan (Palestinian Flatbreads With Onion, Sumac, and Spiced Roast Chicken)
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Lowcountry Stew Chicken
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Soy Sauce Chicken With Cola Recipe
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Butter Chicken Recipe
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Korean-Style Fire Chicken (Buldak) With Cheese Recipe
A platter of buttermilk-brined southern fried chicken.
The Best Buttermilk-Brined Southern Fried Chicken Recipe
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Extra-Crispy Fried Chicken With Caramelized Honey and Spice Recipe
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Braised Chicken Recipes
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Obe Ata (Nigerian Red Pepper Sauce) Recipe
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Deep-Fried Chicken Feet Recipe
22 Warming Chicken Soup Recipes
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Batter-Fried Chicken
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Sizzling Sisig (Filipino Crispy Pork with Eggs)
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Dirty Rice
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Schmaltz (Rendered Chicken Fat) Recipe
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Soup Dumplings (Xiao Long Bao) Recipe
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Pressure Cooker Chicken Stock Recipe
Layered dish of yellow mashed potatoes and tuna salad topped with diced tomatoes and avocados
Causa (Peruvian Cold Mashed Potato Casserole With Tuna or Chicken) Recipe
Crispy Deep-Fried Chicken Livers Recipe
A pan of grilled paella mixta on a table, with mussels, shrimp, chicken, and clams.
Grilled Paella Mixta (Mixed Paella With Chicken and Seafood) Recipe
Southern Fried Gizzards Recipe
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Basic Chicken Stock Recipe
Chinese hot pot filled with simmering broth, fish balls, tofu, and vegetables
Chinese-Style Hot Pot With Rich Broth, Shrimp Balls, and Dipping Sauces Recipe
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Chicken Pot Pie With Buttermilk Biscuit Topping Recipe
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Avgolemono Soup (Greek Lemon-Egg Chicken Soup) Recipe
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Classic Jewish Chopped Chicken Liver Recipe
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Fried Chicken Skin With Hot Sauce and Honey From 'Heritage'
Chinese Roast Chicken Buns with Scallions and Spicy Hoisin Sauce
Chinese Roast Chicken Buns with Scallions and Spicy Hoisin Sauce Recipe | Cook the Book
20-Minute Thai Red Curry Noodle Soup With Chicken Recipe
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Miso Tori Paitan Ramen (Creamy Chicken Broth Ramen) Recipe
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Vietnamese-Style Chicken Meatballs With Ginger and Mint Recipe
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Arroz Aguado (Nicaraguan Chicken and Rice Stew) Recipe
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Roasted Garlic and Feta Chicken Sausage Recipe