21 Ways To Cook A Whole Chicken

So many ways to cook the bird, but so little time. Make space in your oven. Get a 20-gallon pot. Go vegan. Do whatever you need to do to prepare yourself. posted on

1. Boiled Chicken

This is, by far, the hardest method to pull off because a watched pot NEVER boils. But for those who want the challenge, recipe here.

2. Momofuku-style Whole Deep Fried Chicken

Please be careful. A watched pot of oil will definitely boil…to around 350°F. Recipe here.

3. Steamed Chicken

You’ll never look at a sauna the same way again. Recipe here.

4. Whole Chicken in Red Curry Sauce

…or mud baths at the sauna above. Recipe here.

5. Peanut Butter Slathered Chicken

And the holistic nut job spa therapist will do this to you if you like. Explanation here.

6. Rosemary Garlic Roasted Chicken

Tie her up and put her in the oven. Recipe here.

7. Grilled Chicken

Throw her on the grill. Grilling tips here.

8. Chicken Under a Brick with Lemon, Garlic, and Rosemary

Got a brick? Put it on your chicken. The chicken that’s on the grill. Procedure here.

9. Smoked Chicken

If you can bear to wait for an extra 3 to 5 hours longer while grilling, move the bird to an area of indirect heat and wait. Recipe here.

10. Whole Rotisserie Chicken

Do you have one of these at home? I don’t, but if you do, find the recipe here.

11. Butterflied Chicken with BBQ Sauce

Slather on the sauce. Recipe here.

12. Coq au Vin

When else can you shower a chicken in cognac, strike a match, and watch it go up in flames? Julia Child’s recipe here.

13. Sun-Cooked Chicken

Harness the POWER OF THE SUN with the Tulsi Hybrid Solar Oven. Special Bonus: Fun House Mirrors.

14. Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can in the…so yummy! Methodology and philosophy here.

15. Chicken Tagine

A little-clay-hut-final-resting-place. It’s cute. Recipe here.

16. Braised Chicken aka Hurt Locker Chicken

Is that a detcord coming out of there?! Learn about the warhead here. Recipe here.

17. Clay (Beggar’s Chicken)

There’s some story about muddy chickens being cooked whole. Who cares, it’s time to break out the Play-Doh! Recipe here.

18. Bread (Beggar’s Chicken)

A whole new meaning to “breaded chicken”. Recipe here.

19. Pit Chicken

Trust me, it’s down in there somewhere. Preparation and instructions here.

20. Turduken

I see her in there. Do you see her in there? Are you bold enough to try the recipe here?

21. Hell

And if all else fails, I hear if you sell your soul to the Devil, he’ll cook a whole chicken for you.

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