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Cooking Chicken & Poultry

Course Overview

Nothing symbolizes home cooking as much as a roast chicken. Roast chicken should be part of every cook’s repertoire, as it is one of the easiest dishes to prepare. Not only does roast chicken make for an incredibly satisfying meal, but any leftovers can be used to make a variety of quick and delicious dishes. The leftover bones can even be used to make a flavorful stock, utilizing every part of the bird.

In this course, you will learn how to roast a chicken with the least amount of fuss and clean up. You will learn what type of chicken to choose and how to prepare it for roasting, how to check it for doneness, rest it and carve it. No longer will you have to rely on those dry, pre-cooked, supermarket birds! You will learn how to prepare a delicious gravy and side dishes to accompany your chicken, and recipes that will demonstrate how to use leftover parts of the bird to make quick and delicious weeknight meals.

This course can be taken on demand, at your own pace. Once purchased, you have lifetime access to the course content.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course you'll be able to:
  • Learn the anatomy of a chicken and how to break it down into its parts
  • Learn how to roast and carve a chicken
  • Learn how to roast and carve a turkey
  • Become proficient at preparing an entire chicken dinner, including side dishes
  • Learn to make perfect gravy
  • Learn what to do with poultry leftovers and understand how poultry leftovers can make your weeknights easier
  • Plan a week's worth of meals using poultry as your protein base

Course Syllabus

Cooking Chicken & Poultry

This course introduces you to the basics of preparing poultry, including how to break down, roast, carve and then repurpose leftovers for other delicious week night meals. We’ve even included recipes for sumptuous side dishes that will accompany your roast chicken and help you create the iconic family sunday dinner classic meal.

Lesson 1
Course Orientation

4 tasks | 40 mins

This course introduces you to the basics of preparing poultry, including how to break down, roast, carve and then repurpose leftovers for other delicious week night meals. We've even included recipes for sumptuous side dishes that will accompany your roast chicken and help you create the iconic family sunday dinner classic meal.

Lesson 2
Poultry Fundamentals

7 tasks | 2 hrs 10 mins

In this lesson, you will learn the fundamentals of poultry and how to break down a chicken.

Lesson 3
Roasting Chicken & Turkey

4 tasks | 1 hr 10 mins

In this lesson, you will learn how to roast and carve a whole chicken and a whole turkey.

Lesson 4
Enhancing Basic Roast Chicken

3 tasks | 1 hr 25 mins

In this lesson you will learn how to use different spices and flavors to enhance a basic roasted chicken.

Lesson 5
Make a Chicken Dinner

3 tasks | 1 hr

This lesson will show you how to complete your chicken dinner with gravy and impressive side dishes.

Lesson 6
Leftovers are Delicious: Weeknight Meal Ideas

4 tasks | 1 hr 50 mins

Learn to make a week's worth of meals using leftover chicken and side dishes.

Lesson 7
Course Review & Final Assessment

2 tasks | 55 mins

Finish Line
9 hrs 10 mins Total Time

The Food You'll Make

Below is a snapshot of real student photos from the course. Once you learn the foundational techniques of cooking, you too can begin to create an endless number of delicious dishes!
Chia Spiced Rice Pudding with Orange Cardamom Roasted Pears

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by Meg R.
10
Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Raspberries

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by Susan P.
6
Vegan ChocoBeet Donut

This donut made from all purpose gluten free mix flour ( white sorghum flour, mocaf, banana flour and arrowroot flour), raw cacao po... View More

by Yoesi A.
4
Lavender-stevia and rosemary agar cubes

For my previous course I made mango-coconut agar cubes and, while they looked really pretty, I wasn't too impressed with the taste o... View More

by Jelena T.
3
by Susan P.
2
Triple-Layered Aloe w/fruit, Mango and Coconut Milk Gels

I'm so happy with how this turned out. I know it's a little more complicated than what was requested, but when I saw a photo of thi... View More

by Jane P.
1
Baked Alaska to die for!

I just had so much fun making and eating this indulgent desert. The base for this desert was a delicious vanilla cake (Fran's recip... View More

by Petra B.
1
by Liana M.
1
Pantry

This is a collage photo of my in-kitchen pantry and my back-up pantry. I keep extra supplies in the back-up pantry of those stock i... View More

by Jennifer H.
My favourite chocolate cake

I've always been a huge fan of chocolate cakes. When I decided to go vegan, I tried so many recipes searching for "the one" and afte... View More

by Luciana U.
10
Chocolate Pudding

My Go-To Dessert is a silken tofu based chocolate pudding. It's my go-to because it's so easy to make and I usually have the ingredi... View More

by Daneen A.
6
Classic Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are my go-to dessert. Honestly, I make them every week for my 6 & 9 year old (and my chocoh... View More

by Erika G.
4
Lemon Mini Bundt Cake

My go-to dessert is a beautiful and simple lemon mini bundt cake. I love this simple mini cakes since they have a lot of lemon flavo... View More

by Yahaira B.
2
Warm Apple Streusel Pie A La Mode

Apple Pie A La Mode has always been one of my favorite desserts, and I can't remember the last time I ate it...until now! For the... View More

by Kari R.
1
by Liana M.
1
Hibiscus Tea Agar Gel Cubes with Crystallized Ginger

These are the Hibiscus Tea gel cubes after they set. I decided to garnish them with a small piece of crystallized ginger to complime... View More

by Rose D.
1
by Eva A.
1
by Eva A.
1
by Sandra M.

Practice Recipes

A few of the practice recipes you'll learn in this course.

Students

2,618 students from beginner to advanced have completed this course from 76 countries.