Today we are going to cook with ‘chicken’. In this class we will learn how to make many wonderful Sicilian meals. Depending on time there is more that we can do with chicken.

Carmela’s Cucina will show us how to:

  • Fillet chicken breasts
  • Make chicken cottoletti
  • Chicken involtini
  • Chicken breast soup
  • Poached chicken breast filled with seasonal produce
  • Chicken breast grilled with Sicilian sauces
  • Chicken scallopini

Chicken is a versatile meal and you can put so many seasonal ingredients with it. You can bake, grill, fry, boil, and poach.

Did you know that chicken consists of high-quality protein (that is, protein that contains the eight essential amino acids) and a relatively low amount of fat? In addition, fat in chicken is mostly of the unsaturated type, which protects against heart disease. Thus, chicken is often recommended by physicians and nutrition counselors, as an alternative to red meat (beef and pork), which typically has more fat and more saturated fat. Chicken breast without the skin has less fat than sirloin steak, pot roast, 80 or 90 percent lean hamburger, pork chops, or ham.

See you in my kitchen.