Celebrity chef Guy Fieri knows chicken inside out. His restaurant Chicken Guy! At Disney Springs in Walt Disney World is doing amazingly well and has been a runaway success in Orlando. Don’t be surprised if you see a line out the door. So what’s the secret?
“[Making perfect chicken] is really straightforward, and it’s the same principle we apply to anything we want to be good at quality ingredients and proper technique,” Fieri said. “It’s all out there. If you use chicken that hasn’t been frozen and is antibiotic-free and you hand-bread it and fry it the same day and use good oil and clean your fryers and scratch-make your sauces. It’s all about the basics. You know that book ‘All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten’? It’s like that.”
He also emphasised on knife skills. “Good knife skills are quintessential to the success of a dish. Cutting everything into a uniform size helps it to cook at the right time,” he revealed. “It’s one of those things people don’t like to do. People don’t like to do the mise en place and get everything ready because it involves really knowing how to use a knife. I just tell people all the time ‘practice, practice, practice’ and refine your skills with the correct methods.”