Teaching My First Cooking Class on Skillshare! --- New Year's Teach Challenge | Skillshare Projects

Traci Siegel

Personal Chef & Cooking Teacher



Teaching My First Cooking Class on Skillshare! --- New Year's Teach Challenge

~~ Check out the final class video here: http://skl.sh/23bfLod ~~

I am so excited to start teaching on Skillshare.  I am a personal chef and cooking teacher in Berkeley, CA.

So far, I have written my class topic and project.  Check it out to see what I'll be cooking.

Class Title

Spice Blends 101 - Cook Flavorful, Crispy, Tender Chicken


Class Description

Cooking good food does not have to be complicated or time consuming. Learn how to make a delicious ten spice blend to take your average chicken dinner to the next level. I will share my proven techniques to make chicken that has a golden crispy skin and tender, juicy meat.  Be efficient in the kitchen and learn how to serve this chicken dish in three exciting ways.  Be inspired to throw away your take out menus and cook meals you will enjoy even more!


Project Title

Cook Lotta Herb Rub Chicken - Serve it Up Your Favorite Way


Project Description

Follow video and download recipes to cook Lotta Herb Rub Chicken.  Choose your favorite way to serve it up  — over rice with caramelized onions, on top of a veggie salad with pumpkin seeds and lemon dressing, or as a greek pita sandwich with yogurt sauce.  

Please post photos of your project here on Skillshare.  I can’t wait to see what you cook up!

If you have any questions, post them on the discussion board and I can help you out.

UPDATE 1/9/16 -- Outline Complete! 


Talking Head

3 min.

Who am I? What do I do?

I’m Traci

Welcome to My Kitchen

Hard to Cook at COB

Class will help understand that

  • Good food not complex
  • Flavor with simple techniques
  • Be Efficient in Kitchen - Serve Up 3 Ways
  • Get Bonus Recipes

Describe Lotta Herb Rub Chicken

  • Favorite Dish
  • Spice Rub
  • Brown for crisp skin before baking
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Serve up 3 Ways


Physical Demo

3 min

  • Mix and store in jar glass
  • Buy small quantities in bulk


Physical Demo

3 min

  • Goggles - save your tears!
  • Cut throw skin to peel off
  • Lay onion in 9 x13 dishes


Physical Demo

3 min

- Give it good coverage, people worry about over-spice, but actually not flavorful enough. Don’t be afraid to spice! Gets less intense during cooking


Physical Demo

3 min

  • Magic Trick for crispy chicken!
    • 2 tbsp canola oil
      • higher smoke point, olive oil has low
    • Medium heat
    • MUST wait till oil fully heated -see little bubbles
    • Cook each side 4-5 until golden brown
  • Lay browned chicken on top of over onions
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes



3 min

1 Part Rice

2 Parts Liquid

Prefer Vegetable Broth for Flavor

- Bring to a boil and then cover,  bring temperature down to low and simmer 18-20 until all liquid is absorbed

- When done, turn off heat, remove lid, cover with a clean towel and then lid


Talking Head

3 min.

Plate Chicken with Rice

Check for Doneness

Download Bonus Recipe to Learn Other Ways to Serve it Up

  • Greek Chicken Pita Sandwich
  • Salad with Pumpkin Seeds with Lemon Dressing

Excited to see what you make, please sure post photos in forum and ask me any questions

Happy Cooking


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