Chicken is the most common and most widely eaten bird in the world. There are many different types of meat chickens. Fryers are only 6 weeks old and weigh at least 2.2-2.5 kilos at that age. A French label rouge is 11.5 weeks old and weighs 1-1.6 kilos. It is important to prepare and store chicken correctly in order to prevent infections. Chicken is prepared in a variety of ways around the world, from saté ajam (ajam means chicken) in Indonesia to fricassee in France.
Basic techniques: boiling, roasting, grilling, poaching, barbecuing, confiting, marinating, deep-frying.
Taste combinations: chilli, almond, blue cheese, lime, onion, coriander, chestnut, saffron, tomato, truffle, watercress, walnut.