18. Using Only Chicken Breasts

Chicken Breasts

Chicken breasts are easy to find and easy to cook, and have been dubbed one of the best ways to eat chicken. But by limiting yourself to cooking breasts every time you decide to eat chicken, you’re missing out on a world of culinary flavor. Don’t be scared to experiment with other chicken parts like wings or legs. However, if you decide to explore new flavors and cuts of meat, don’t assume they’re all the same. Cooking strategies vary depending on the cut you’re using.

17. Washing Chicken

Washing Chicken

While it may sound like a good idea to rinse off chicken before cooking it, you might want to think again, as food safety rules maintain that this spreads contamination. Washing chicken spreads harmful bacteria onto your sink and countertops, not to mention yourself!

16. Not Drying the Chicken

Paper Towel
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Washing the chicken might not be the best thing to do, but drying it is! To achieve a golden crisp chicken, you must first begin by drying it. For best results, let the meat air-dry for a few hours in the fridge after taking it out of the packaging. Then remove it from the fridge and pat it dry with a paper towel before cooking it.

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