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Here’s Why Chefs Never Order These 7 Foods in Restaurants

Reader's Digest Logo By Corey Whelan of Reader's Digest | Slide 2 of 7: If you're the type who bastes your roasting chicken every 15 minutes, you probably won't enjoy eating it out in restaurants. 'I will order almost anything when I go out—but never chicken because it tends to be overcooked at most restaurants,' confides Ryan Ososky, executive chef of the modern American cuisine restaurant <a href='http://www.thechurchkeyla.com/#lets-eat'>The Church Key</a>, in West Hollywood. Ososky is not alone in his no-to-chicken stance. According to the <a href='http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/25-things-chefs-never-tell-you.html'>Food Network's website</a>, chefs avoid ordering chicken in restaurants for many reasons, including overinflated price and lack of originality. Chicken is one of <a href='http://www.rd.com/food/fun/surprising-things-chefs-cook-or-dont-at-home/'>many foods chefs prefer cooked at home</a>. Pasta and comfort foods such as grilled cheese also top the list.

Say no to chicken

If you're the type who bastes your roasting chicken every 15 minutes, you probably won't enjoy eating it out in restaurants. 'I will order almost anything when I go out—but never chicken because it tends to be overcooked at most restaurants,' confides Ryan Ososky, executive chef of the modern American cuisine restaurant The Church Key, in West Hollywood. Ososky is not alone in his no-to-chicken stance. According to the Food Network's website, chefs avoid ordering chicken in restaurants for many reasons, including overinflated price and lack of originality. Chicken is one of many foods chefs prefer cooked at home. Pasta and comfort foods such as grilled cheese also top the list.
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