Living: Cooking and Bake Chicken Essay

Submitted By kingtom10
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March 20, 2013
Process Essay – How to Bake Chicken
How to Bake Chicken

Cooking is very essential in life, instead of buying a lot of fast food, the healthier way to eat is by making it on your own. Cooking on your own allow you to save more money as well as learn how to be independent will help you in the long run when you are on your own. For college students such as me, you should be able to prepare a meal for yourself because you will not always have someone around to make it for you. I cook very regularly and one of the things I like to make is baked chicken. Baking chicken is one of the easiest meals to make; you can have anything as a side dish to make is a full course meal. This is a way anyone wanting to make bake chicken.
First, defrost the chicken, move the package from the freezer to the refrigerator for a few hours before cooking. Take the pieces out of the bag into a bowl of cold water for two hours. If you try to microwave to defrost it, it may leave the chicken with a bad taste when eating. Rinse the chicken under cold water and clean or trim off excess fat from it if necessary.
Then, marinate the chicken; you can customize your own solutions to fit how you normally eat your food using seasoning such as sazon and adobo would enhance the flavor to your chicken, A healthy way to bake your chicken would be to marinate the chicken is using a cup or Italian or balsamic vinaigrette in a mixing bowl with the chicken. To give it more flavors add salt, pepper, lime or lemon juice and herbs such as oregano.
Next, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 177 degrees Celsius depending on the type of stove you have in your home. You want to do this so that the chicken is able to bake fully and quicker to make the chicken dry. Preparing a baking dish is also important because you do not want the chicken to be burnt or sticking to the dish. So to avoid that from happening you may line the baking dish with aluminum foil and coat the foil with non-sticking cooking spray.
After you have finished preparing the dish and the oven has been preheated, place the dish