The Chicken Bible from America’s Test Kitchen – Cookbook Review

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I purchased my copy of this cookbook. If you looked at my cookbook library you would find several copies of books from America’s Test Kitchen within it. I find them very good and full of good recipes.

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About The Chicken Bible:

Poultry enthusiasts unite!

ATK has you covered from the basic to the spectacular with 500 recipes that deliver low-key dinners, game-day favorites, simple sandwiches, special-occasion showstoppers, and beyond.


You can call chicken a lot of things. Blank canvas, weeknight go-to, lean protein, we’ve heard it all. But boring? That’s where we draw the line. Sure, it might have started to feel a bit redundant. But that’s not the chicken’s fault. ATK is here with the inspiration you need. It’s time those chicken pieces in your freezer got the respect they deserve.

Chicken is the go-anywhere, eat-with-anything, highly transformable crowd favorite that always fills the bill. Find exactly what you’re looking for (and more!) with a wide breadth of themed chapters, including Easy Dinners, Classic Braises, Breaded and Fried, Pasta and Noodles, Savory Pies and Casseroles, and appliance-specific recipes. There’s even a dedicated chapter of recipes for cooking for two.

And with an introduction detailing how to prep any chicken part, from pounding breasts and preparing cutlets, to whole bird skills like butterflying or breaking down a chicken, you’ll be a poultry pro in no time.

Cozy up to succulent roast chickens with sauces made from pan drippings, sink your teeth into the crispiest, crunchiest fried chicken you’ve ever had, try your hand at sous vide for unbelievably moist chicken, or fire up the grill for anything from kebabs to beer can chicken.

Feel like wingin’ it? Us too. Our favorite is our game-changing Korean Fried Chicken Wings, double-fried so they stay extra-crispy under their blanket of spicy, salty, slightly-sweet sauce. With over 500 recipes, you could eat chicken every night and never tire of it. (And yes, that’s a challenge.)

About the Author:

Our mission at America’s Test Kitchen is to inspire confidence, community and creativity in the kitchen. We are a digital broadcast company which publishes award-winning cookbooks along with Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines. Our television shows, America’s Test Kitchen TV and Cook’s Country TV, are the longest running culinary shows in the US and we enjoy wide home cook appeal as the #1 and #2 shows on PBS.

You can also watch our TV shows and original programming on ATK’s YouTube and a wide variety of OTT channels. We have a unique creative process with over 50 professional cooks in our 15k square foot kitchen in Boston, MA and are rigorous in our quest to create the best recipes to exceed expectations every time.

My Opinion:

Short opinion – I love this cookbook! I refer to it quite often as we eat a fair amount of chicken around here and when your proteins are limited – we really don’t eat beef at all any more and pork only infrequently – chicken appears quite frequently.

The book offers a myriad of ways of cooking chicken and teaches you the basics from breaking one down to how to use all parts of the bird. There are recipes for ethnic dishes as well as tried and true favorites.

I have shared a variation or two on the blog including Pan Fried Chicken with Dried Tomatoes on Penne. Other times I might mash two recipes together.

All in all a book I highly recommend for any cookbook library.

You can purchase The Chicken Bible on Amazon.com

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