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ATK has you covered from the basic to the spectacular with 500 recipes that deliver low-key dinners, game-day favorites, simple sandwiches, special-occasion showstoppers, and beyond.
You can call chicken a lot of things. Blank canvas, weeknight go-to, lean protein, we’ve heard it all. But boring? That’s where we draw the line. Sure, it might have started to feel a bit redundant. But that’s not the chicken’s fault. ATK is here with the inspiration you need. It’s time those chicken pieces in your freezer got the respect they deserve.
Chicken is the go-anywhere, eat-with-anything, highly transformable crowd favorite that always fills the bill. Find exactly what you’re looking for (and more!) with a wide breadth of themed chapters, including Easy Dinners, Classic Braises, Breaded and Fried, Pasta and Noodles, Savory Pies and Casseroles, and appliance-specific recipes. There’s even a dedicated chapter of recipes for cooking for two. And with an introduction detailing how to prep any chicken part, from pounding breasts and preparing cutlets, to whole bird skills like butterflying or breaking down a chicken, you’ll be a poultry pro in no time. Cozy up to succulent roast chickens with sauces made from pan drippings, sink your teeth into the crispiest, crunchiest fried chicken you’ve ever had, try your hand at sous vide for unbelievably moist chicken, or fire up the grill for anything from kebabs to beer can chicken. Feel like wingin’ it? Us too. Our favorite is our game-changing Korean Fried Chicken Wings, double-fried so they stay extra-crispy under their blanket of spicy, salty, slightly-sweet sauce. With over 500 recipes, you could eat chicken every night and never tire of it. (And yes, that’s a challenge.)
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THE CHICKEN BIBLE
SAY GOODBYE TO BORING CHICKEN
If you’re cooking the same old chicken day after day, America’s Test Kitchen has the inspiration you need. From simple sheetpan suppers to weekend grilling, irresistible sandwiches and tacos to impressive dinner party fare, highly transformable chicken fills the bill every time.
Become a Poultry Pro
The only chicken resource you need.
Chicken is always there for you. You most likely have some kind of chicken in your refrigerator or freezer right now, waiting to fill almost any recipe need. If you’re wondering just what to do with it this time, you’ll find more than 500 answers in The Chicken Bible.
From time-honored classics to restaurant favorites, chicken is always in style
Do more than just roast your chicken—use your favorite appliance to mix it up!
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From the basic to the spectacular with 500 RECIPES that deliver low-key dinners, game-day favorites, special-occasion showstoppers, and beyond!
Chicken Breasts with Kale and Butternut Squash
For a hearty but not heavy autumnal dinner of roast chicken and vegetables, we departed from the standard starchy root vegetables by incorporating kale and butternut squash.
California Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
You can put avocado on just about any salad and call it “California.” We wanted our salad to earn the name with a healthy and hearty chicken salad that paid respect to the Golden State in every bite.
Hearty Chicken and Cabbage Soup
Assertive aromatics and herbs give cabbage an unexpected star quality in this satisfying chicken soup. It makes for a hearty meal thanks to the addition of creamy red potatoes, ground chicken, and bacon, which we crisped and reserved to use as a topping. Caraway seeds brought out the sweetness of the cabbage, and smoked paprika and fresh thyme added depth and complexity.
Skillet-Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters and Potatoes
This recipe delivers a chicken and potatoes dinner in just one skillet in just over an hour. Chicken leg quarters, which are underused (and therefore often priced less than other cuts), are substantial enough for one serving and offer plenty of crispy skin.
Breaded and Fried
Korean Fried Chicken Wings
A thin, crispy exterior and a spicy sweet-salty sauce are the hallmarks of Korean fried chicken. The biggest challenge is preventing the sauce from destroying the crust. Wings offer a high exterior-to-interior ratio for maximum crunch and also cook quickly, so we went with those
Instant Pot, Air Fryer, and Sous Vide
Air-Fryer Tandoori Chicken Thighs
Tandoori chicken depends on intense, dry heat (traditionally supplied by a superhot clay oven) to lightly char chicken pieces that have been marinated in yogurt and spices. While our bake-then-broil approach produces terrific results, we were impressed at how the air fryer produced good tandoori with fewer steps, ideal for a simple dinner for two
Slow-Cooker Sweet and Tangy Pulled Chicken
A simple spice mixture and a quick homemade barbecue sauce made it easy to turn slow-cooked bone-in chicken breasts into tangy, silky, shredded chicken— perfect for piling onto buns.
Cooking for Two
French-Style White Bean Stew for Two
Cassoulet, the revered stew from France, is typically composed of garlicky white beans and various meats, including garlic sausage, duck confit, pork shoulder or loin, and sometimes game. For this recipe, we looked to cassoulet as our inspiration for a stew that was both quick to make and perfectly sized for two.