The 17 Essential Methods for Cooking Chicken — Tips from The Kitchn

If you really want to up your skills when it comes to making chicken dinners, I firmly believe in learning basic cooking methods rather than stocking up on recipes. You see, a recipe will give you a single meal — but get the foundation of a few cooking techniques down, then add a little inspiration, and your dinner possibilities are nearly endless.

Consider this your cheat sheet for all the essential ways to cook chicken. Whether you want to cook chicken breasts or thighs, or you want to use a slow cooker or Instant Pot, we’ve got everything you need here.