I get the feeling most people under-appreciate chicken salad. As a kid, my grandmother used to make tuna and chicken salad as dips for every party. With just a few ingredients, a flavorful dish can be made in advance and enjoyed all week long. Although I grew up on chicken salad, at some point, I started to shy away from all things mayo. I appreciate how the flavor and texture of mayonnaise can enhance a dish, but can’t stand when the flavor is overpowering. For years, I have preferred most salads (pasta, potato, etc.) with a light dressing instead of mayo. The neighborhood deli makes a chicken salad with dried cranberries and celery that my husband loves. Then my world changed when I spotted Good Foods cranberry almond chicken salad in individual serving cups at Costco! These little cups use Greek yogurt and poppy seed dressing. Can you tell I am already hooked? They have me rethinking my chicken salad boycott and searching for more little-to-no-mayo chicken salad recipes.
Stuffed chicken breast is one of my favorite things to cook.As the chicken cooks, its juices enhance the flavors of whatever it’s been stuffed with, so that each and every bite bursts with flavor. Don’t be intimidated! Stuffed chicken breasts look fancy, taste yummy, and are idiot proof, seriously. Click for eight unique stuffed chicken breasts recipes…
I appreciate what PETA does, but when they take it too far, they really take it too far. They recently sent a letter to the founder of the National Buffalo Wing Festival warning them that they should ban pregnant women from eating wings because scientific evidence suggests that the sons of pregnant women who consume chicken are more likely to have significantly smaller penises. The culprit? Chemical compounds called phthalates, which are found in poultry. Keep reading »
It’s really crazy what they’re doing with chicken these days. I mean, does this new Rip’n Chick’n from Popeyes look even remotely like something that came from a living creature? These look like bizarre fried finger tentacles of chicken, just waiting to brush your leg or arm. Which is to say, they are disgusting, and will probably be very popular. [Popeyes]
On the season finale of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” Alana was briefly reunited with her former pet pig Glitzy, which was sadsies because we knew the petite pig wasn’t going home with her. Looks like Alana has moved on. She has a new bestie — a pet chicken named Nugget. Clever!
According to Honey Boo Boo’s official Facebook page, “her and nugget have [become] very attached this weekend … and it [is in] the house but has a outside house too but Alana refuses to let her sleep outside lol she sleeps inside at night in her inside cage.” I hope this best friend lasts. But I’m doubtful that Nugget will like wearing dresses as much as Glitzy. [People]
It’s imperative that your chicken be relaxed before you cook it. So you may want to consider giving it a massage with olive oil or butter before before you put in in the pan. Above is a series of chicken massage techniques designed for maximum relaxation and suppleness of your bird. Wrap a washcloth or paper towel around its bottom for modesty and add hot stones if you have them handy. Proceed with long strokes across its breast, and deeper, targeted pressure on the wings, thighs and drumsticks. You can watch a full-length chicken massage performed by a professional here. You’re welcome. [Dlisted]