If the chicken knew how tasty it was, it would probably be walking around with an arrogant swagger saved for royalty. Chickens would also probably be savoring each second that they have on this earth. Whether you want to roast, grill, barbecue or fry this fowl creature you know that you are going to get a delightful meal for your efforts. But what are the best ways to cook the different parts of the chicken? Here is your definitive guide to getting the best from your bird.

Whole Chicken


There is nothing better in this world than roasting a full chicken and devouring it over several days. If you cook this bird right, you get a tasty and moist dish, plus it is one of the easiest ways to make a family dinner. Make sure you have all the trimmings including Yorkshire puddings, mashed potato and a whole load of gravy.

Chicken Breasts


Probably the most popular part of the chicken, the breast can be cooked in a variety of ways with different seasoning and sauces on top of it. You can put lemon pepper, BBQ, mesquite and Italian herbs and spices on top or even decide to bread it so that people of all ages can appreciate it.

Chicken Wings


Everyone loves chicken wings because they come in all different shapes and sizes. Either you can fully cook them, or you can bread them. You can also season them in a variety of flavors that include BBQ, honey BBQ, Mexican BBQ or teriyaki. Also, because they are so small, you can eat hundreds of them without even noticing.

Chicken Drumstick


The bottom portion of the leg, the drumstick is all dark meat and can once again either be roasted, barbecued or grilled with vegetables to create a unique dish. These should be covered in olive oil and herbs to bring out the entire flavor.