If you like your poultry perky with spices, succulent and buttery in a pie or a pot, or creamy and fresh in a salad there is something for everyone in these classic British chicken recipes.
If possible, try to buy free-range chicken or even better, organic. If organic isn't available to you or it is out of your budget, you can look for a corn-fed bird. Birds raised in the fresh air with room to move and play make for meatier, more flavorful eating.
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Spring, summer, autumn or winter, there is always a good time for chicken soup! Chicken soup is nurturing and nourishing, and it is always a good idea to make a large pot whenever you can as it freezes really well. It is a testament to its popularity that most cultures have a chicken soup recipe.
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All that chicken soup-making means you may have carcasses left over. Don't throw them away—freeze them and when you have several, use them to make a stock (either the dark or easy version below). You can never have too much chicken stock -- perfect, of course, for making more soup!
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Roasting a chicken is one of the easiest yet tastiest dinners you can pull together. Lemon Roast Chicken will quickly become a favorite -- the chicken remains moist and succulent with soft flavors of lemon and garlic. It is simple to make and makes a great roast for a Sunday lunch served with Yorkshire Pudding or cold for a summer lunch or picnic.
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Chicken and spice work together so well. The soft flavor of chicken picks up the flavors and prickle of spice so well. They are perfect partners.
In British cooking, the two together are the main components of two of Britain's most favorite foods; Coronation Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala. In fact, Chicken Tikka Masala is so popular it is now considered one of the UK's national dishes.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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Fried chicken has grown enormously in popularity, not least because of the Super Bowl and the millions who watch it in the UK.
Fried chicken is a delicious way to eat chicken, and children especially love the crunch and bite of the coating which keeps the meat inside lovely and moist.
Here are a few classic fried (and oven-baked) chicken recipes enjoyed across the pond.
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There is something so comforting about a traditional chicken pie or casserole -- it evokes memories of school days and family lunches. These chicken pie and casserole recipes are easy to make especially if you are in a hurry. Using meat from the legs and thighs of the chicken for these recipes not only gives a richer flavor but are much cheaper to buy.
And if you don't like a pastry crust, try: