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Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook

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Dripping Thighs, Sticky Chicken Fingers, Vanilla Chicken, Chicken with a Lardon, Bacon-Bound Wings, Spatchcock Chicken, Learning-to-Truss-You Chicken, Holy Hell Wings, Mustard-Spanked Chicken, and more, more, more!
Fifty chicken recipes, each more seductive than the last, in a book that makes every dinner a turn-on. 
“I want you to see this. Then you’ll know everything. I
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Clarkson Potter (first published January 1st 2012)
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Steph Sinclair
Nov 06, 2012 marked it as maybe-read
Recommends it for: bahahahahahaha!

Wha... What? What is this?!

Surely this can't be real. Mr. President, I know you're super duper busy with trying to get re-elected, but spare a few minutes to way in on this. Please!

Do you have your listening face on?


Is this legit?


NOOOOO! What? What do you mean it looks funny?! Perhaps I should just read you a passage. That'll change your mind.

I want you to see this. Then you’ll know everything. It’s a cookbook,” he says and opens to some recipes, with color photos. “I want to prepare
Nov 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Domineering cooks and hot chicks
Shelves: humor, cookbooks
The first paragraph of the introduction...
How have I gotten myself into this? I glance around the spotless, meticulously organized kitchen: trussing twine, skewers, mallets - Is that a cleaver? Holy crap.

Thus starts the adventures of Miss Hen as her hot, passionate but firm chef takes her through 50 erotically delicious recipes.

This is easily the funniest cookbook I have ever read. It may also be the only cookbook that demands to be read from cover to cover. It may help if you've read or at leas
Princess Kayla
So a girl from work, let’s just call her B, decided it would oh so much fun to ask for Fifty Shades of Chicken for Christmas. I being her secret Santa just got her a gift card (which she used to buy it.) One day B decides to invite me over for “dinner” where we could hang out and I was supposed to help her cook. After some music and fun we pull out the cookbooks and low and behold Fifty Shades of Chicken falls out.
“Oh how bad could it be,” I thought to myself. Oh it was bad!
I am not amused

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Apr 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Emily by: Lina
"Are you a sadist?"
"No. I'm a Foodie."

So goes the relationship between Miss Hen, a chicken who has never even been seasoned, and Chef, he of the Fifty Knife Blades, who desires to have Chicken become his new Ingredient. Chef comes from a very sad past, wherein he was raised on tv dinners until being shown the way of cooking by the older Miss Child.
Chef does not make dinner. He cooks. Hard.

I dare you to read this and not laugh. This book is full of inside references - dark stares and gasps, inne
Caz (littlebookowl)
Sep 29, 2012 marked it as to-read
Good thing I am a vegetarian. Just the title of this book has forever tainted chicken!
Andrew Shaffer
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook opens with the genius dedication, "For chicken lovers everywhere," and just gets lewder from there.

In addition to being a parody of "Fifty Shades of Grey"-style erotica written from the perspective of a young hen, "Fifty Shades of Chicken" is also a lavishly illustrated cookbook in its own right.

With titles like "Plain Vanilla Chicken" and "Steamy White Meat," the recipes are what makes this book more than a one-note joke or gag gift (pun intended)
Julie Salinas
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a great gift for the friend who read the other 50 shades book. Then make them read the recipes out loud. They will turn as red as the tomato on your fridge shelf. The recipes are real, but the humor is delicious. The other must is to watch the video on you tube. *fans self*
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, humor, food
Not having read the Fifty Shades books, I'm still finding this highly entertaining and hilarious. Plus, there's some yummy recipes in here. I like reading this during my lunch break.

Gorgeous photos...of Ms. Hen in her assorted positions, er, recipes and Blades (the chef). Each recipe has an intro that will have you giggling. I had to bookmark the how-to photos following the 'Learning to Truss You' recipe (Blades in action). NOW, I know what to do with the ball of twine in the kitchen drawer!

Michael Estey
Jan 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fifty Shades  of: Fifty Shades of Chicken
a parody in a cookbook
FL Fowler

I received this book as a Christmas Present. A parody.  A funny cook book.
"Not another funny cookbook," I said. I fingered her. Carefully, slowly.
She was new!

"I'm sorry," I heard her say.  A woman! A skimpy picture of a chicken, on her belly.
Naked, bound in twine.
"Filth, trash." I laid her on her back.  A tattoo, on her foot~Note how round.
Faded and gray. Her cover, a beacon. "Open me. Please!"

"You're a book,
Abbie Foxton
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Abbie by: A gift to me
My friend has got me pegged. I study erotica and I'm a chef, hence the reason why I hold Fifty Shades Of Chicken in my trembling hands.

The cover is adorable, all glistening in chiaroscuro, basting in rope work - curious to explore the darker realms. As a huge advocate of organic free range, I have an underlying fear it's been a big night for a certain chick. Her skin glowing warm, burnt trussing twine and a stupid grin makes me think a safe word may have been uttered by her sweet beak.

The photo
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012
The recipes will be worth a try and I get the whole piggy-backing on the "Fifty Shades" franchise deal. Guy Fieri would say "That's money!" because it truly is a clever idea. But a chef being pornographic towards poultry and getting a chicken hard-on is creepy as hell. I know it's intentionally written that way and am not lost on the parody of it. I just feel icky and now need a Silkwoods scrub down to get this out of my brain. ...more
Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Nov 25, 2012 marked it as avoid-not-even-if-it-was-free
Well now... here you are all you Fifty Shades Of Grey lovers.
First curl up with the books,turn on the FSOG music..and drool over those succulant thighs..breasts..whatever.. your night is set up.
Oh my is that bird in bondage? This maybe a real interesting cookbook.
Personally III pass being a longtime Vegan it just wont fit into my eating plan. Oh..and I love the authors name..Fowler? An AKA you think? *snort* :D
Erma Talamante
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
OMG besides the fact that the recipes are wonderful the imagery & stories in this parody cookbook! A must read for poultry lovers and housewives all the same.
I haven't read the Fifty Shades books, but this still made me laugh here and there until the novelty wore off. I got a few good-seeming recipes to try. *shrug* ...more
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: food-and-wine, wpl
I have NOT read Fifty Shades of Grey, but I saw this on my library's website and thought it looked interesting. There are introductions to each recipe that are pseudo sexual and are apparently parodies of Fifty Shades of Grey. At times those can be funny and at other times are a little too much. The book names recipes in a sexual fashion before renaming in a conventional fashion.
The chicken recipes themselves focus on roasting whole chickens and/or using whole cut-up chicken. Honestly, only a f
Jan 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
Reading this book makes me feel better that I was suckered in to reading the original EL James "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy. This book is so stupid, but it's MEANT to be stupid, so I enjoyed it. The James books are just stupid, period. I don't think the recipes included here are all that exciting. Most are just versions of roast chicken (kind of how all the "shocking" sex scenes in the "Grey" books are all the same). There were a few parts that made me laugh out loud. One exampe:

"He drags out
Kevin Magpoc
As weird as it seems to rate a cookbook without having yet tried any of its recipes, I think this can qualify as an exception to the rule.
Even ignoring the recipe portions, it's an entertaining read. It's one part "Fifty Shades" parody to one part "series of as many chicken puns as the author could think of" to one part recipes that are amazing even just for their photographic appeal value. Even the photos are cleverly suggestive!

Keep in mind that I am partial to chickens and puns, so adjust you
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cooking, humor
I haven't read, Fifty Shades of Grey, and I'm not really sure I want to. However, I do love chicken, I love cooking and I do enjoy this parody's humorous, nuanced delivery.

I am surprised that some people can pan the book without even having read it. The recipes are excellent, and just because someone finds the story line or recipes in FSOC interesting, doesn't make them guilty of having some sort of chicken fetish. I mean, come on folks!

Check it out and make an informed decision. You be the ju
Nov 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This is book is pun-o-graphic! And it seriously takes the idea of food porn to a whole new level. This has got to be on of the only cookbooks that I've read from cover to cover. I haven't tried the recipes yet, but a lot of them look good and pretty doable in my small small kitchen. Beware, the jokes are corny and you'll roll your eyes more than once. You also may never look at garlic bulbs or olive oil the same way again. You have been warned... ...more
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is offside. The mini chapters are hilariously wrong, so so wrong. And the recipe names alone are worth a flip through.

As for the recipes themselves - pretty standard, solid chicken recipes. Nothing really too crazy, believe it or not. As a cookbook, 3 stars, as a parody, 5 stars, so we'll call it a 4.
Despair Speaking
Nov 13, 2012 marked it as to-read
I know. I know I shouldn't add this to my book list. But it looks hilarious and it's a cookbook for crying out loud! What harm can checking this out do? Plus, it might improve the cooking of a particular someone living in my house. ...more
Dec 18, 2012 rated it liked it
As a vegan I found the chicken corpse grotesque, but the parodic writing was hilarious enough to turn the page. Also, a half-naked chef, 'bondage' twine, strategically placed orange wedges, and the straightforwardly S&M-esque recipe names will make you moan--at the horribly wonderful satire. ...more
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Is it weird that I find this book mouth watering and at the same time strangely arousing? XD
But damn the interactions between the chef and Ms. Hen were even hotter, naughtier and titillating than some of the erotica books I have read.
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: later
This is flat out hysterical!! Good job to whatever genius capitalized on the Fifty phenomena......this book is better than the Fifty trilogy and its about cooking chicken!!!!! Fantastic!
Mar 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Trussing a chicken never looked so HOT!
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you've ever thought cookbooks could use more erotica...this books for you!

Actually the recipes look pretty good, too.
Deanna ✰ ☾
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbook, humor
I received this as a gag gift a while back, and honestly truly enjoyed reading it. I'm not a fan of the Fifty Shades of Gray series (or that genre as a whole) and thought this book made fun of it in the best kind of way. I've also tried some of the recipes and they are DELICIOUS. Cheeky humor + yummy food is gonna be an A+ in my book! ...more
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious, and the recipes are are great also.
Frankie Lane
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love love love it!!!!!
Who knew chicken could be so naughty
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“He cocks an eyebrow. “Penny for your thoughts, Miss Hen?” He appears focused on his task, but there’s a sly glint in his eye. I flush. Oh, I was just imagining your hands traveling up my thighs and your teeth nibbling my breast.” 0 likes
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