Chicken is the most popular meat in the United States and one of the most universally ubiquitous foods of the modern era. With its succulent texture and mild flavor, it provides a blank canvas for a wide array of recipes and lends well to all kinds of herbs, spices, seasonings and ingredients. Almost every country in the world has its own unique chicken recipe and the enduring popularity of international fast food chains like KFC demonstrate how much people love chicken.
While fried chicken is probably the most common and all-time favorite way of preparing and eating healthy chicken recipes, there are countless of chicken recipes that people can’t get enough of. In India, chicken Tandoori and chicken Curry made with Indian herbs and spices are staples and are fast gaining popularity in the Western world. Other popular chicken dishes from around the world include chicken Kiev from Russia, chicken cacciatore from Italy, piri-piri chicken from Portugal, chicken pie from England, chicken teriyaki and yakitori from Japan, rosemary and lemon chicken from the Mediterranean, chicken Marengo and coq a vin from France, and Hainanese chicken from China.
Other top chicken dishes loved all over the world are Chicken a’ la King, roast chicken, baked chicken, stuffed chicken, grilled chicken, chicken barbecue, chicken kebabs, chicken booyah, chicken Divan, chicken fried steak, chicken casserole, chicken Rochambeau, chicken Tetrazzini, chicken salad, chicken sandwich, chicken burger, Country Captain chicken, General Tso’s chicken, orange chicken, lemon chicken,chicken stir-fry, chicken noodle, chicken soup, and Turducken.
Chicken is widely available, relatively affordable, and so adaptable and versatile that many families include it in their weekly menu. The number of ways that chicken can be prepared makes it less likely to wear out people’s tastes. Cooked and served in a certain way, chicken can also be healthy and be made part of a low-fat and low-cholesterol diet.Every part of the chicken can be used for culinary purposes. The bones can be made into a flavorful stock and the liver and innards including the heart, liver and gizzards can be sautéed in garlic and butter, or made into gravy, such as in France. In China and other parts of the world, the chicken heads, necks, feet, and even the testicles areconsidered a yummy delicacy.