All the Dishes You Can Cook with Ground Chicken, Chicken Quarters + More

Learn what cuts to use for chicken stews, braises, or burgers.

IMAGE Patrick Martires

Chicken is one of the easiest ingredients out there: it’s a protein that's easy to cook, easy to handle, and an economical choice when you’re planning your meals. While you can never go wrong with a simple whole roast chicken, we listed down a few ideas for your next winner chicken dinner with different kinds of cuts!




Ground chicken

You can have lean cuts of chicken ground for meatballs, burgers, and enchilada or taco filling. It’s a great substitute for ground beef or ground pork if you’re cutting down on fat.

Serve it with a fresh avocado and corn salsa!




Chicken quarters

Chicken quarters are great for roasted or grilled dishes. Try making chicken inasal, chicken barbecue, and peri-peri chicken. Season them generously!



Get ready for an explosion of flavors from the marinade made with hot sauce, garlic, herbs, and lemons.

Add turmeric to your dishes for extra health benefits!




Chicken cut into 8 pieces

Fried and braised dishes love smaller cuts of chicken. Thighs, breast, wings, drumsticks—use these cuts for your favorite fried chicken recipe or braised chicken recipes that keeps the meat juicy and soft.


We made the fast-food favorite, sweet Korean fried chicken, even better!

Elevate everyday fried chicken by marinating it in buttermilk and dredging it in an extra flavorful breading.




Chicken cut into 10 to 12 pieces

 Using every part of the chicken makes sense if you’re making soups and stews that need flavor from both the meat and bones. With small cuts of chicken, you can make perfect stews like afritada and adobo!


There is so much to love about this hearty chicken and tomato stew.

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Tipes were originally published in the February 2017 issue of Yummy magazine. Minor edits have been made by editors.

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