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7 Genius Recipes for Cooking the Finest Chicken of your Life

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After last week's raw sweet potatoes, I thought I'd give you something that would go down easy. Seven brilliant, proven, utterly delicious chicken recipes from some of the greatest cookbook authors of the last 50 years—how about that?

So next time I dare you to trust me and try something a little weird—sunflower seed risotto, or burnt toast soup, perhaps—I want you remember this moment.

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(But also: Send me your genius chicken tips, because you're not the only ones who love it.)

Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken
Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken
Ideas in Food's Korean-Style Chicken Wings
Ideas in Food's Korean-Style Chicken Wings
Canal House's Chicken Thighs with Lemon
Canal House's Chicken Thighs with Lemon
Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Richard Olney's Chicken Gratin
Richard Olney's Chicken Gratin
Kevin Gillespie's Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce
Kevin Gillespie's Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce
Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk
Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk

Got a genius recipe to share—from a classic cookbook, an online source, or anywhere, really? Please send it my way (and tell me what's so smart about it) at [email protected].

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