**This article was posted for Elephant In The Room Men’s Grooming Lounge & Tulsa Men’s Grooming Advice

By Jose “JR” Cisneros

“Should a man learn how to cook?” This question has been asked many times over by men seeking approval of theirs buddies. For some guys, only the open flame of a grill is worthy of their devotion. For they believe that the kitchen is a woman’s domain and should be off limits to a real man.

In today’s world, however, a man should hold his own in the kitchen. Men are dedicating more and more time to the “bachelorhood” of their post-college days, in which ramen noodles and peanut butter sandwiches just don’t cut it. And to be honest there is something supremely manly(and primitive) about being able to kill it, cook it, eat it. Ok, maybe not kill it, but you get the point. From the mammoth-hunting cavemen of the stone age, to the campfire-roasting cowboys of the wild west, cooking is in our genes.

If you still find yourself among the non believers. Then, on any given Monday tune in to Anthony Bourdain’s: No Reservations, and let the world-traveling, beer-drinking, food expert himself educate you on the connection between a man and his food. So, should a man learn how to cook? Or at the very least make a sincere attempt at learning a recipe or two? The answer, ABSOLUTELY! The kitchen, is not reserved for women, and believing so is, in my opinion, a sign of a weak human being.

So to help you along the path to manhood, we’ve featured a recipe from Men’s Fitness. It’s simple, healthy, and to the point. Enjoy!


2 red chiles, halved and seeded
⅓ cup coconut milk 1 3¼-lb whole chicken
Zest and juice of 2 limes
Handful fresh cilantro
1 3¼-lb whole chicken
2 limes – sliced


Preheat the oven to 350°. Use a food processor to process the chiles and coconut milk in a with the lime zest and juice, and cilantro creating a paste.
Next loosen the skin at the edge of the cavity of the chicken and push your fingers underneath to form a pocket.
Push most of the paste into the pocket under the skin and rub the remaining paste over the outside of the chicken.
Lay the slices of lime on the roasting pan and sit the chicken on top. Cover with foil and roast for 40 minutes. Then, remove the foil, baste the chicken, and bake uncovered for another 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool a bit for 5 minutes.
Finally, carve the chicken onto warmed serving plates.
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