chicken collocations and examples

 UK /ˈtʃɪkɪn/

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a bird kept for its eggs and meat

Adjectives frequently used with chicken
reared in a particular way: corn-fed, free-range, organicIf possible, choose organic eggs that come from free-range chickens.cooked in a particular way: barbecued, broiled, chargrilled, fried, grilled, marinated, roast, sweet and sourFor a healthier meal, try grilled chicken instead of fried chicken.
Verbs frequently used with chicken
rearing chickens: breed, feed, keep, rearFor details of how our chickens are reared, click chicken: barbecue, broil, cook, marinate, roast, stuffMarinate the chicken overnight in a mixture of oil, lemon juice and garlic.eating chicken: eatI prefer to eat chicken or fish when I’m preparing for a race.
Verbs that frequently follow chicken
cluck, lay, roam, roost, wanderThese chickens lay the most delicious free-range eggs.
Nouns frequently used after chicken
parts of a chicken for eating: breast, fillet, liver, wingsAdd the chicken breasts and cook gently for 5 minutes.pieces of chicken prepared for eating: drumstick, goujons, nuggetsThe dishes appeal to young children – fish fingers, chicken nuggets, sausages.dishes containing chicken: broth, korma, salad, sandwich, satay, soup, stock, tikkaFor my main course I had chicken korma served with rice.
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