How to properly and quickly cook the chicken.
Frozen chicken should be defrosted. So the meat will cook more evenly and faster.
If the time for no defrosting, put the frozen meat in cold water. Cooking time after boiling the water will have to increase for 10-20 minutes depending on size of chicken.
Before cooking the meat should be a good wash under cold running water.
If you need a rich chicken broth, put the meat in cold water. It will give her the taste and aroma. But if you want the chicken turned out juicy and tasty, put it in boiling water.
For a tasty broth, add salt at the end of cooking, and for a tasty meat — in the beginning.
The water should completely cover the chicken. If you cook it whole, take the pot more.
To cook the chicken you need on medium heat without a lid. In the process of cooking is necessary to remove the resulting foam.
You can make the meat more fragrant, adding water onion, Bay leaf, ground black pepper, or other seasonings. They should add when the water with chicken to boil.
Old meat is cooked longer than indicated in the recommendations below. To speed up the process, cook an old chicken is not whole, but only parts. And that the meat was softer, pre-marinade it in lemon juice for about an hour.
Sskolko cooking chicken whole and in parts
Cooking time is counted after boiling water with the chicken.
To make sure the chicken is cooked, pierce it with a knife or fork. Devices should be easy to get into the meat because it is soft.
How to cook a whole chicken
Average whole carcass is cooked about 1 hour. If the chicken is large, the time will have to increase to 20-30 minutes.
How to cook chicken Breasts
Breast without bones and skin will be ready in about 15-20 minutes. Thus it is better to cut fillet in half or in big pieces. Breast on the bone and with skin cooked a bit longer — about 30 minutes.
How to cook chicken legs
Whole chicken legs need to cook about 40 minutes. Thighs on the bone and with skin boil for about 40 minutes, and the shins — about 30 minutes. Fillet for 10-15 minutes less.
How to cook chicken wings
Cooking wings will take 30-35 minutes.
How to cook chicken giblets
Chicken liver is cooked quickly — about 15 minutes. Hearts should cook for about 40 minutes, but until then they should be left in milk or salted cold water for 40-60 minutes.
Stomachs stew 1-1,5 hours. Note that, unlike other parts of the chicken, stomachs have to lay in cold water. If you omit them in boiling water, they will become hard.