- Series: Betty Crocker Cooking
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Betty Crocker; 1 edition (June 14, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0028631552
- ISBN-13: 978-0028631554
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #885,833 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook (Betty Crocker Cooking) Hardcover – June 28, 1999
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Betty Crocker doesn't believe in waste, and that includes space. Just look inside the front cover of her Best Chicken Cookbook. There you'll find 10 "Fast and Easy" chicken dinner entrées and five "Quick Main Dish Chicken Salads." You start with four boneless, skinless chicken breasts that you then flatten, and 20 minutes later you serve something along the lines of Pesto Chicken, Pecan Maple Chicken, or Fajita Chicken. Or Oriental Chicken Salad. Or Raspberry Chicken Salad. Inside the back cover, you'll find eight Moist Poultry Secrets (wrap tightly during storage; don't undercook chicken--it's tough and rubbery) and a table of nutrition facts.
The seven chapters of Best Chicken Cookbook are "Super Express ... Thirty Minutes or Less"; "Stir-Fries and Skillet Meals"; "Baked and Roasted Chicken"; "Great Chicken Classics"; "Fire Up the Grill"; "Salads, Sandwiches, and Pizza"; and "Soups, Chilies, and Chowders." The "All About Chicken" section that introduces the book is just that: everything. Learn safe handling, boning, cutting up, flattening, the different types of chicken, stuffing, thermometers, etc. There are roasting timetables and microwave tables and tips on carving.
Every recipe is a textbook example of brevity. Betty Crocker believes in the sanctity of the 3 x 5 recipe card. Both prep and cooking times are listed, as well as the number of servings you can expect. The nutrition breakdown for a single serving completes each recipe so you know exactly what the calories and the fat numbers are like. And every recipe is faced by a full-page color photo of what the finished dish looks like.
Anyone--good cook and new cook alike--can pick up a copy of Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook and, with the right ingredients on hand, put a flavorful, nutritious meal on the table in a half-hour in most cases. This book will be a place to start for some cooks. More experienced cooks will find ways to trim time from their cooking chores. --Schuyler Ingle
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Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook Dreaming of a variety of delicious recipes you can make any day of the week? Searching for a collection of meals that everyone in your family will love? Well, look no further because with Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook, you'll always know what to cook for dinner! We've packed this cookbook full of wonderful dishes you'll love to makewith more than 130 recipes to tempt youand every recipe is photographed, so you'll see exactly what's for dinner. There's so much to choose fromwhether you like your chicken broiled, poached, stir-fried or roastedwe've included main dish recipes to suit any suppertime need and leave you and your family satisfied. Plans for the evening and you need dinner fast? Whip up dinner in a snap with any one of recipes from the Super Express chapterfrom start to finish, it will take 30 minutes or less to make dinner! Chicken and the grill go hand-in-hand, so we have dedicated an entire chapter to flavorful grilled recipes. Try out Chicken and Summer Fruit Kabobs, Firecracker Chicken Wings, succulent Chicken with Peppers and Artichokes or spicy Chili-Rubbed Chicken. Did we hear you say you wanted variety? Then you'll love the wonderfully tempting array of chicken recipes for salads, sandwiches and pizzas. Your family will give the thumbs-up to Quick Chicken Caesar Salad, Chicken Pesto Pizza and delicious Honey-Mustard Chicken Sandwiches. Make poultry part of your soups, stews and chilies with Lemony Chicken-Lentil Soup, Spicy Chicken Chili, Chicken Cheese Chowder and, of course, everyone's favorite, Chicken Noodle Soup. But that's not all! Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook also includes everything you've wanted to know about poultry from safe handling to carving a cooked turkey. Bone up on the different varieties of chicken available, what to look for when choosing fresh poultry and even information on boning a whole chicken! Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook is the place to find the best recipes for America's favorite meat! Visit Betty Crocker online at www.bettycrocker.com and Macmillan at www.mgr.com
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We tried about half a dozen recipes and were not impressed with any of them. In fact, my husband asked for me NOT to prepare those recipes again. It takes a lot to get a thumbs down from my husband because he generally eats anything! I wouldn't buy this book again nor would I recommend it to a friend. In fact, my copy is headed to the Goodwill.