A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big everything else: flavor, creativity, wow factor. Psst—we don't count water, salt, black pepper, and certain fats (specifically, 1/2 cup or less of olive oil, vegetable oil, and butter), since we're guessing you have those covered. Today, we’re cooking chicken in the time it takes to listen to a song.
How long does chicken take to cook? Depends on the cut. A whole roast chicken takes 10 minutes or more per pound. Braised chicken takes between an hour and an hour and a half. Skillet chicken thighs take close to an hour. Even Instant Pot chicken takes at least 10 minutes, and that’s after the pressure builds.