The chicken is the closest living relative to the fearsome Tyrannosaurus Rex. Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about baking, roasting, grilling, frying, and eating them. Chickens, I mean.
Chicken is immensely popular in the United States, so much so that chicken recently surpassed beef as our preferred protein source.
50 Wonderful, Foolproof Ways to Cook Chicken (slideshow)
And why, you ask? The answer is simple: Chicken is incredibly versatile, comparatively inexpensive, and a lean source of good protein.
The Daily Meal team has amassed 50 of our best chicken recipes, guaranteed to get you through the rest of the year in the most delicious ways possible. This lineup of recipes is meant to help you upgrade chicken with ease, drawing inspiration from different cultures and cuisines.
The majority of these recipes are geared towards convenience — using such labor-saving devices as your slow-cooker or your microwave, for instance — though some are a bit more sophisticated (meaning you might have to turn of the oven or stove). But they are all wonderful, foolproof recipes nonetheless.