Chicken Breast - Whether stuffed, crumbed, stir fried or baked, chicken breast makes a delicious inclusion in so many meals. There are unlimited new techniques and recipes for creating something delicious with this most versatile ingredient. Be careful not to overcook as the meat can become dry. If you are baking, a good way to monitor the chicken is to measure the temperature with a thermometer. It will be perfectly cooked at 72 degrees. The oven will only need to be on between 180 and 190 degrees for chicken breasts.
Chicken Drumsticks are a great bony piece of chicken meat that are inexpensive, easy to cook and easy to eat. As chicken is so versatile, there are endless ways to enjoy your chicken drumsticks. A favourite is to marinade (or season) and bake in the oven for about 40 minutes on 180 - 190 degrees. So easy and a definite crowd pleaser! Alternatively, these can be barbecued, slow cooked, braised or pan fried, it's completely up to you.
Thighs and drumsticks are both great for slow cooking, while baking will only take 40 minutes to perfect.
Nothing beats a full roast chicken, a long time family favourite. Pre heat the oven to 220 degrees and roast for one hour, or until the juices run clear when spiked with a skewer. It's also best to season with chicken salt or stock and brush with oil before roasting.
Chicken Marylands (chicken drumsticks with thigh attached) are also great in the slow cooker; or for your favourite casserole - simply add some stock and your favourite vegetables.