In order to hopefully boost participation, I wanted to choose an ingredient that is global in nature, available all year round, and budget friendly. For those reasons, this month’s challenge is CHICKEN. Chicken is utilized in a wealth of cuisines from a variety of continents. It can be humble or haute. Simple or complicated. Beer can chicken to turducken. Chicken as a meat has been depicted in Babylonian carvings from around 600 BC. So there is no dearth of ideas and recipes available. Also no excuses. Show me what you got! The Rules: The challenge begins on the 1st of every month. The last entry must be made by the last day of the month. You may post multiple entries. All entries must be cooked during the month of the challenge. If you use a documented recipe, please cite your source. Entries should include the name of your dish and a picture of the final product. Sharing personal recipes and pictures of the process are not mandatory but extremely helpful. The winner is chosen by the person who posted the challenge, and is announced after the last day of submissions. The decision is final and falls entirely at the discretion of the challenger. Submitting an entry makes you eligible to win. If you do not wish to be considered for the win you may still participate in the challenge, but make your wishes known to the challenger. The winner’s bounty includes praise, virtual high-fives, and the responsibility of posting the next month’s challenge. That entails choosing a theme, posting a Challenge thread that includes the guidelines, checking in on the submissions regularly during the month, and promptly choosing a winner at the end of the challenge.