How I Like My Chicken

My chicken

Isn’t it funny how a lot of people are finicky about how they like their chicken. For some people, as long as there’s an “obstacle” in the food, they are fine! Although my unpopular opinion is that Chicken is just turkey with a large self-esteem, I somehow attach different levels of importance to different ways in which chicken is prepared. In Nigeria, most people go with fried, boiled, and grilled/barbeque chicken, although there are some other ways of preparing chicken like baking, sautéing or roasting.

My chicken

Let’s start with my least favorite, fried chicken. At this point I would like to ask why some people fry their chicken till even the bones are crispy fried. Are you trying to kill the chicken’s soul? Why? I like my chicken pan fried; light brown on the outside and still juicy on the inside. I also don’t mind deep fried chicken as long as it’s not over-fried.

My chicken

Moving on, boiled chicken sits quite comfortably in the second position. I especially like it because of how it stays very juicy and absorbs the taste of the stew. Growing up, “stealing” freshly boiled chicken was always a scene in a James Bond movie. My favorite parts are the toes and wings; I’ll leave you to imagine why. Boiling chicken is also way easier than the other methods; all you have to do is season it correctly.

My chicken

I know a lot of people do not know the difference between grilled chicken and barbeque chicken, but let’s not get into that right now (I get confused too sometimes). When grilled right, chicken is perfectly tender and nicely charred. Imagine grilling that chicken breast with the right seasoning and marinade (whistles! you can’t tell me that is not what heaven feels like)! You know how they say the Lion is the king of the jungle? Yeah, that’s how I feel about grilled chicken.

To round this post off, I would say different strokes for different folks, but if I visited your house and you served me really crispy chicken, let’s just say you’d have drawn the battle line. Just kidding… or am I? *winks*


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Alexandria is a Digital Marketer and fashion enthusiast when she’s not busy saving the world at night. She loves fiction, and sappy stories do (not) make her cry.

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