Select Ingredients: Chicken

From casual to celebration

Today, planet earth is the home for about 25 billion chickens, four times more than human beings. For many years, chickens can proudly claim to be the most eaten meat in the world, available almost everywhere throughout the year.

Poultry have some advantages over beef, pork, or other sources of animal protein, as you can't do much wrong with it. Chicken always get tender and never really chewy, as often happens with beef.

And so easy to prepare. That's why chickens simplify imaginative cooking. Look and you'll find lots of tasty recipes that fit even into the tightest timetables.

Mix for success

Roasted, broiled, grilled, poached, boiled for soup - you can produce something overwhelming as long as you concentrate your attention on the added taste, which is in most cases a question of the gravy or the marinade. Again, it's not difficult.

With the help of your Braun Multiquick 5 hand blender - whisk, chopper or blender - the stirring is done within 30 seconds. Just decide on the direction you are heading.

Typical ingredients you might choose from are soy sauce, juice of lemon, orange, or pineapple, garlic, salt, pepper, vinegar, mustard, olive oil, onions, parsley, Tobasco ... well, just find some recipe and add your own kitchen secret.

Are you ready for the truth?

Here it is: All meats have about the same amount of cholesterol. So chicken isn't any better than "red meat"? Well, it's better because, like fish, it has significantly less saturated fat. And that's the point.

Actually, studies indicate that eating white meat considerably lowers the risk of heart attacks and other coronary syndromes. But if you want to feel really safe, then you should avoid chicken skin because it has twice as much saturated fat as the flesh.

Handle with care

Raw chicken has to be handled with some caution to avoid bacterial infection. It should not come in contact with foods that will be served uncooked. Since marinating can last for many hours you must do it in the fridge. Sweep away the used marinade.