A Variety of Options with Chicken
Variety, enjoyment and flavor are key components to healthful meals. When you think chicken, how does it measure up?
Chicken offers tremendous versatility due to its very mild taste. Chicken can be roasted, baked, oven fried, grilled, stewed or even microwaved. For variety, season chicken with different herbs such as tarragon, chives, or basil, try teriyaki, parmesan, lemon, cajun, or BBQ.
Boneless chicken breast cooks quickly and makes a great addition to salads, pasta, stir-fried vegetables, or mixed with fruit for chicken salad.
To enjoy chicken safely, cook until it reaches 160 degrees farenheit or until juices run clear. If there are leftovers, wrap them tightly and store in the refrigerator for no longer than three to four days or in the freezer for up to four months.
If you are tired of plain chicken, experiment with new seasonings or use the many different summer vegetables to flavor-up chicken.