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20 of the Biggest Mistakes You're Making When Cooking Chicken

Eat This, Not That! Logo By April Benshosan of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 21: Chicken can get pretty boring fast. You might’ve tried every recipe under the sun, and yet, you’re stuck with rubbery, tasteless, boring meat. What gives? If you’re not prepping your chicken and cooking it correctly, you’re at risk of being left with a paltry protein—but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are some tricks you should always follow when preparing poultry—stick with these, and figuring out how to cook chicken will be way less of a mystery.To help you work on your kitchen skills and cook poultry perfectly, we’ve rounded up the 20 common mistakes people make when cooking chicken, so you know what to avoid once meal prep rolls around. And for plenty of chicken recipes to try out these techniques, check out our list of 53 Chicken Recipes You’ll Love!

20 of the Biggest Mistakes You're Making When Cooking Chicken

Chicken can get pretty boring fast. You might’ve tried every recipe under the sun, and yet, you’re stuck with rubbery, tasteless, boring meat. What gives? If you’re not prepping your chicken and cooking it correctly, you’re at risk of being left with a paltry protein—but it doesn’t have to be this way. There are some tricks you should always follow when preparing poultry—stick with these, and figuring out how to cook chicken will be way less of a mystery.

To help you work on your kitchen skills and cook poultry perfectly, we’ve rounded up the 20 common mistakes people make when cooking chicken, so you know what to avoid once meal prep rolls around. And for plenty of chicken recipes to try out these techniques, check out our list of 53 Chicken Recipes You’ll Love!

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