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Poultry

Cooking is an art and nothing is exact, so feel free to experiment and try things.  When honed, your intuition is your best tool.  Below are some compiled cooking methods we have used or found.

CHICKEN BREAST / LEMON PEPPER CHICKEN BREAST & KABOBS:

[Editor's Choice] Air Fry - Cook in air fryer at 390°F for 10-20 minutes or until fully cooked. Cut up, season, and enjoy!
Grill - Season chicken with favorite spices and place on hot grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes before flipping and repeat until fully cooked.
Bake - Thaw for best results. Preheat oven to 350°F and roast for 20-30 minutes or until fully cooked.
NOTE: Thaw in refrigerator overnight (best), quick thaw by leaving in item packaging and submerging it in a bowl of cold water, or defrost by removing item from packaging and microwaving.

BREADED CHICKEN TENDERS:

[Editor's Choice] Air Fryer - Cook in air fryer at 400°F for 20 minutes or until fully cooked. Flip every 10 minutes.

Bake - Place tenders on baking sheet separated from each other. Preheat oven to 400°F and bake for 20-30 minutes or until fully cooked. Flip every 10 minutes.

Microwave - Heat for 90 seconds. Then flip and set for another 30 seconds. Continue flipping and setting for another 30 seconds until fully cooked.

UNBREADED CHICKEN TENDERS:

Bake - Thaw for best results. Place tenders on baking sheet separated from each other. Preheat oven to 400°F and bake for 20-30 minutes or until fully cooked. Flip every 10 minutes.

Grill - Season chicken with favorite spices and place on hot grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes before flipping and repeat until fully cooked.

NOTE: Thaw in refrigerator overnight (best), quick thaw by leaving in item packaging and submerging it in a bowl of cold water, or defrost by removing item from packaging and microwaving.

 

DRUMSTICKS / PLAIN & SPICY WINGS:

Air Fryer - Cook in air fryer at 390°F for 5-15 minutes or until fully cooked.

Bake - Place drumsticks on baking sheet separated from each other. Preheat oven to 375°F and bake for 15-20 minutes or until fully cooked.

BONELESS & BONE-IN THIGHS: 

[Editor's Choice] Air Fry - Cook in air fryer at 390°F for 5-15 minutes or until fully cooked.

Bake - Thaw for best results. Preheat oven to 350°F and roast for 20-30 minutes or until fully cooked.

NOTE: Thaw in refrigerator overnight (best), quick thaw by leaving in item packaging and submerging it in a bowl of cold water, or defrost by removing item from packaging and microwaving.

 

FAJITA STRIPS:

Cold - Defrost and serve over salad.

Bake - Place fajitas in one layer on baking sheet on the middle rack. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 8-10 minutes or until desired serving temperature achieved.

Microwave - Heat for 2 minutes. Setting for longer seconds as needed.

NOTE: The fajitas are precooked and just need to be heated up.

GROUND CHICKEN & TURKEY:

[Editor’s Choice] Pan Fry - Pour enough oil to cover the majority of the the pan with a thin layer. Add thawed ground chicken/turkey and turn heat to medium. Break up ground meat into preferred chunk size as it cooks, salt and pepper once, and continuously mix until fully cooked.

NOTE: It is a Federal law that all restaurants must cook ground meat to well done. We suggest you follow the same guidelines.

TURKEY BURGERS:

[Editor’s Choice] Pan Fry - Place burgers from frozen onto pan on medium heat.  Salt and pepper the top, flip after three minutes and salt and pepper the top.  Flip every three minutes until cooked to preferred rarity.

Grill - Adjust grill so that burger surfaces are 6 to 8 inches from coals. This gives even heat without too much intensity. If food gets too hot, raise grill away from heat.

Broil - Preheat broiler then place surface of burger 3 inches from heat. Cook roughly for 8 minutes for rate, 12 minutes for medium and 20 minutes or so for well done.

Smother - Dust each side with flour, salt and pepper. Brown in small amount of vegetable oil. Add chopped yellow onions, canned whole tomatoes and Italian seasonings to taste. Simmer 30 minutes.

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