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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Chicken Classics, Improved

Airs Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. on KPBS TV

Test kitchen chef Bridget Lancaster with host Christopher Kimball

Credit: Courtesy of Daniel J. van Ackere. © 2012 Boston Common Press

Above: Test kitchen chef Bridget Lancaster with host Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball and the cast of AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, the most-watched cooking show on public television and a 2012 Daytime Emmy® winner, use a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and help viewers save time and money.

America’s Test Kitchen Feed

America’s Test Kitchen Feed is a destination for free recipes and food stories from the crew at America’s Test Kitchen–we’ll be featuring everything from how to make homemade bacon jam to how to solve kitchen problems with a hairdryer. You’ll also get a glimpse of exclusive, behind-the-scenes snapshots of life at the Test Kitchen.

Kimball and test kitchen cooks Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Rebecca Hays reveal the basics of home cooking while preparing dozens of tried-and-true recipes, including prime rib and French-style pot-roasted pork loin, pasta all'Amatriciana, Sichuan stir-fried pork in garlic sauce, grill-roasted turkey, classic chicken salad, French apple cake, carrot layer cake and raspberry sorbet.

The popular segments viewers love and trust also return, including food tastings with Jack Bishop, equipment testing with Adam Ried, gadget reviews with Lisa McManus and food science with Guy Crosby.

"Chicken Classics, Improved" - Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Skillet Chicken Fajitas.

Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of tortillas, and test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the best Classic Chicken Salad.

And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite new kitchen gadgets.

Episodes from past seasons are now available for online viewing. AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN is on Facebook, and you can follow @TestKitchen on Twitter.

How to Make Shatteringly Crisp Chicken Skin

Ultra crispy skin is one of the most pleasurable things about roast chicken. The Test Kitchen's Dan Souza shares some of the best tricks to ensure your chicken comes out so crisp, it crackles. Watch more Super Quick Video Tips at

The Smart Way to Store Frozen Tortillas

Don't get stuck picking broken pieces off a rock-solid mass. Watch more Super Quick Video Tips at

America's Test Kitchen Season 13 Trailer

Each week, the cast of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN brings the recipes, testings, and tastings from Cook's Illustrated magazine to life on our public television series. With more than 2 million viewers per episode, we are the most-watched cooking show on public television. And now you can also tune in to watch the editors of Cook's Country magazine on our new television series filmed in our Vermont farmhouse kitchen.

Introducing The America's Test Kitchen Online Cooking School

Want to cook like the professionals at AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN? Now you can. Learn about our new online Cooking School and discover how you can become a better cook with help from Bridget Lancaster and the Cooking School crew.

What is America's Test Kitchen?

We know how frustrating it can be when things go wrong in the kitchen. That's why every single recipe in our books has been tested not once, not twice, but often as many as 20, 30, or even 40 times. And then, just to make absolutely sure, we often test our recipes using cheap cookware, mediocre stovetops, and the wrong ingredients. All of this work results, we hope, in a simple promise: Our recipes work the first time and every time. Please visit our websites:

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