Rounding Up: How Many Chicken Breasts in a Pound

The answer to how many chicken breasts in a pound is 2 to 3. I know that there are some chicken recipes that call for exact pieces or numbers instead of pounds. The following post will help you calculate how much you should buy and cook. In this post I will give you a rough […]

How Long Can Raw Chicken Sit Out? – Avoiding the Danger Zone

On average, raw chicken can sit out for about two hours at room temperature, but less if the temperature is warmer. In culinary school, food safety is one of the main things that they drill into you. After all, get it wrong and people end up sick! So, if you are curious about how long […]

The Cold, Hard Truth: Can You Grill Frozen Chicken?

Technically you can grill frozen chicken without thawing, but this is rarely advisable. As someone who has been in the restaurant industry for a while, I’m my friends first call when they are staring at a rock solid bird wondering, “can you grill frozen chicken”? So, I’ve had a fair amount of practice breaking down […]

Getting It Just Right: Chicken Thighs Temperature

Chicken thighs should be cooked to at least 165 degrees to be considered safe to eat, but this isn’t the full story. It was only once I entered culinary school that I learned to turn out the perfect chicken thighs each and every time. This was when I learned the proper chicken thighs temperature for […]

Left Chicken Out Overnight: Is It Safe to Eat?

If you have left chicken out overnight, it is no longer safe for consumption. Sorry. Toss that bird in the trash. That chicken has been sitting in “The Danger Zone” (more on that in a bit) for far too long, letting bacteria multiply and create toxins. No bueno! As a chef, food safety is as […]

Why is My Chicken Rubbery? (Answering the Age Old Question)

Chicken can be rubbery because of how it is raised as well as how you cook the meat. Many years before I even thought of becoming a chef I had a couple of meltdowns after meal preparation wondering why is my chicken rubbery? After pinpointing the causes though, I now make wonderful chicken each and […]

Crunching the Numbers: How Long Can Cooked Chicken Sit Out?

As a general rule, you can leave a cooked chicken out for a maximum of two hours and still consider it safe to eat. I’ve worked as a chef for over a decade now, and one of our biggest concerns in commercial kitchens is the freshness of chicken and other meats. This is why I […]

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