Chicken is one of the traditional delicious dishes of culinary culture of the world
, it is very easy to prepare chicken, but can’t be arbitrary. Although many women have high cooking class but it is uncertain to prove that they understand how to process chicken to be tasty and beautiful, so are the women who are not good at cooking, especially when they must process chicken on important occasions such as the festivals, the chickens must be iridescent yellow entirely and beautifully, but can be shaped well. Here are some tips to process chicken that we would like to share with you.
1. Choosing to buy chickens
First, to cook the delicious chicken dishes, you need to know how to choose a good chicken. Therefore you should consult choosing to buy chickens to be able to buy delicious food to help the dish to be processed more attractively.
The younger chicken is, the softer chicken meat is. And the chicken is getting older; it means that its meat would be bolder.
2. Chicken preservation
Fresh chicken after buying should be only placed in a maximum of 2 days in the cooler of refrigerator. If you do not intend to eat within 2 days you should leave the packaging and put right the chicken into the freezer; when eating let’s take it out to defrost and clean. This way helps you to prevent bacteria from entering the chicken.
Marinated chicken if stored in the cooler of refrigerator can be kept in 3 days.
3. Defrost the chicken
The best way to defrost the chicken is putting them in a baking tray or a large bowl which placed in the cooler of refrigerator. In this way, you are not afraid of the water flowing from the chicken into the refrigerator that makes other foods in the refrigerator susceptible to infections.
If you want to defrost chicken fast, you keep entirely the chicken in the package and drop it into a large bowl of water.
Do not let raw chicken near the foods you will devour such as fruits, vegetables…
Wash the hands, cutting boards, knives and all utensils you used for pre-processing raw chicken before using them in any other way.
The best way to cut the chicken is using dedicated chicken cutting scissors, the meat and bone of the chicken will not be splashed around, help you to save cleaning time.
The chicken breast part (removed the bone) is usually quite hard and has uneven thickness; so before processing you should apply the oil on each piece of meat and then sandwich them between 2 layers of food covering membrane, then use the meat hammer to smash into the thickest part of the meat, both beat and spread until the meat has the even thickness, then you should do the next steps as marinating and processing.
5. Marinate the chicken
You must use reasonably the spices when marinating. When processing dishes from chicken, the important and needed spices are lemongrass and some young lemon leaves.
6. Boil the chicken to be yellow, delicious, and beautiful
Start boiling the chicken:
– Do not pour hot or boiling water into the chicken immediately. Many people have the habit of making the water really boils then put the chicken into pot, but doing that would cause peeling the skin of chicken, look so bad, so you had better get the cool water to pour flooding the chicken and then start to boil to make the chicken prettier.
– Depending on the chicken is small or big, fat or thin, young or old, the time to boil will be relatively different. However, averagely fast boiling takes you about 30 minutes.
– In the period of chicken boiling, it is best to turn the low heat, if the water boils so much, the chicken will be cooked fast but not soft, sweet and when the fire is too large, it will easily make the meat part of chicken thigh shrinks so bad, this is the taboo for boiled chickens to worship as required about good forms. When you see the water has boiled for 5 minutes you should turn down the flame and boil in additional 15 minutes, so the chicken can be cooked, yellow entirely and iridescent, you can use a small toothpick to pierce the chicken thighs, if you do not see the red water outflows that is cooked chicken. When turn off the stove, you should remain the shield onto the pot in about 20 minutes.
You see, with chicken processing tips to be yellow, delicious and beautiful, it is not too difficult right, now you have more tips for good cooking, be quick and try executing and decorating the plate of chicken very nice. Wish you success! Also remember that if a person is dieting to lose weight, you should remove all the skin when this eating helps you to lose by 50% of calories intake.