I really hate to handle raw chicken. And it's not just a pregnancy thing.
Am I the only one?!
I actually *semi-dread* cooking it if it's on the menu that night. I mean, I think about it throughout the day and just wish it would somehow cook itself. My friend Kathryn is a cooking queen and says it's important to pound chicken breasts before cooking them because it not only tenderizes them, but also helps them cook more evenly. So, I now pound them before I cook them. An additional touching-the-chicken step in the cooking process, and I get why it's beneficial, but still dislike the extra time I have to touch them.
Yet, when said chicken dish is cooked and plated, it's good and healthy and I'm glad I made it.
Probably my favorite chicken recipe is Ina Garten's Parmesan Chicken. It's so easy and has a good flavor and the chicken is usually really moist. Served up like the picture with greens and a light citrus dressing on top is perfect. Maybe that's my problem. I don't have dozens of chicken recipes I like. So, I'm in need of new recipes. Please, share!
Randomness, I know.