In the villages, a hen can be seen in almost all the households. In 2011, there were over 19 billion chickens in the world. The primary purpose of keeping chicken is to get food in the form of meat and eggs. How was chicken known in ancient Egypt? It was called the “bird that gives birth daily”.
Studies suggest that the domestic chicken species – scientifically named as Gallus gallus domesticus – originated in the Indian subcontinent. By the fifth century BC, the domesticated chickens were imported from India to Lydia and Greece.
Depending on their mode of rearing, the chickens are of two types, free range or organic meat chickens and farmed or broiler chickens. A broiler chicken can reach the slaughter size in the period of less than six weeks. Do you know how long does a free-range chicken live? Well, it will naturally live for six or more years.
Chicken offers not only easily available and inexpensive meat, but also it is so easy to cook. Chefs worldwide have evolved different ways to prepare a savory dish of chicken. Only in the Indian subcontinent, you will come across hundreds of chicken recipes.
Baked Teriyaki Chicken, Chicken Marsala, Angel Chicken Pasta, Curried Coconut Chicken, Aussie Chicken, Garlic Cheddar Chicken, Chicken Florentine Pasta, Chicken Milano and Honey Baked Chicken are some of the popular chicken recipes.
There is a chicken dish called “Unbelievable Chicken”. Do you know how to cook it? In involves the unusual combination of common ingredients. Well, for cooking, take cider, lemon juice, lime juice, salt, pepper, brown sugar, garlic and mustard and mix them in a large glass bowl. Whisk the mixture in the olive oil. Add chicken and marinate it for eight hours or overnight.
Preheat your outdoor grill and oil it lightly. Put chicken on the grill and cook each side for six to eight minutes. You will see the juice running clear. Discard the marinate. Put the chicken pieces in a large dish and serve to guests or loved ones.