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How to Cook Chicken The Healthy Way

A lot of people know that chicken are delicious only when it’s fried. Given one has to acknowledge that it really does taste great when cooked like that, only is it healthy? And if it is not good for you, is there another way to cook chicken quick and easy which not only taste great but also offer a much healthier option for those on a diet or who simply wish to eat healthy.

By these simple instructions you are on your way to a healthy and tasty meal.

To bake chicken we need either a whole chicken or six chicken breast pieces. Wash the dressed chicken thoroughly and coat with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. If we want, we may put some marinade mix, like a concoction of rosemary herbs, thyme or oregano, dried or fresh. As we’re doing these, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Here’s the steps:

1. Put the chicken on the baking dish. Then place it in the oven and make sure it is uncovered.
2. Bake chicken for an hour in 350 degrees till we see the chicken skin turn into golden brown.
3. Place inside a meaty part of the chicken a meat thermometer to check if the meat temperature has reached 170 degrees. If it has then we’re ready to take it out of the oven. To bake chicken thighs we need the meat temperature to reach 180 degrees. These standard meat temperatures make sure we bake chicken well with all parts cooked.
4. Then we cut the fleshy part of the meat deep. This should reveal white meat inside instead of pink and clear lip-smacking juice, not reddish. To bake chicken correctly all these tests should be satisfied. If not, we bake the chicken some more. Then we’re ready to serve tender and juicy baked chicken, in all its yummy goodness.

When we bake chicken we can have a healthy and tastier chicken than when we fry it. Deep frying may be a good idea. But baked chicken is still many times better. When re-heating left-overs through the oven chicken often comes out tasting better than if we re-fry left-over chicken.

When we bake chicken we can mix it with things like potatoes, or garlic and onions. By adding these things will decrease the chances of burning the meat or ruining the skin cover. Lots of times, we need breading to fry chicken–that’s added cholesterol.

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