Friday, July 25, 2008

Cooking Question


So I recently found some fantastic deals on whole chickens, which means I have something like five chickens in my freezer. The problem with all that overstocked poultry goodness? I know only one way to cook a whole chicken and that entails tossing it into the crockpot, dumping some spices in there, and hoping for the best.

And so I implore you, dearest readers, give my family a break from the monotony of fragrant chicken and give me some awesome recipes!

7 comments:

Brandy said...

Check out this website:
http://www.fabulousfoods.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&category_id=127&article=18257

Although, we prefer to use a can of coke because it makes the chicken sweeter, you can use anything you want.

LeeAnn said...

My latest use for a whole chicken is to take the skin off, shake some Mrs. Dash on it, and stick it in the oven for an hour or so until done. Then I let it cool and take the meat off the bone. Freeze it in 1 or 2 cup portions and use it for chicken pie, enchiladas, etc. Makes cooking evenings meals much quicker!

April Spicer said...

Dude! Beer can chicken!! Where have you been? This would be Dave's dream meal. Get cookin'! Click here:

http://frugalupstate.blogspot.com/2008/07/beer-butt-chicken-recipe.html

The Rhodes' said...

I agree with the beer can chicken. Good stuff But also you can boil it, pick it off the bone and make soup, chicken spaghetti, enchilades..loads of stuff!Let me know what time we should be over for dinner ;)

Linda said...

pick it off the bone and make chicken n dumplins...need the recipe? Let me know!

J. Canterbury said...

While boiling chicken has been the way of many over the years, that is the best way to maintain the bland taste. For the love of all things holy, when the recipe says boil, roast or pan sear your chicken instead. The flavor improves ten fold plus you have drippings for a stock or gravy if you so desire.

My favorite homemade chicken dish is probably chicken pot pie. Nothing says comfort food, other than mashed potatoes, like chicken pot pie.

Good luck!

Amy Lu said...

J Cant...I whole heartedly agree!!!! Boiled chicken is the worst! I'm all for pan searing in some EVOO and sea salt.