If the juices run clear, you can take the chicken out of the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.
The object is not to hurry the chicken out of its shell, but to prevent its being suffocated by being close shut up within it.
Or, 'The man can't 'ave no principles—he didn't get no chicken out o' me.'
Well, I'll bet you can't get a chicken out of our barn 'thout our Dog gettin' you, Mr. Smarty.
The pretty dog, finding himself treated in this way, soon dropped the chicken out of his mouth.
All I need do is to wait right here around the corner, and if he brings a chicken out, I'll simply tell him to drop it.
The puzzle was to make a chicken out of an orange with four cuts of the scissors and the prick of a pin.
With amusing bluntness he sent the chicken out to be killed before he ate it, complaining that the eggs were not hard enough.
But she turned and saw him—she choked the dog—and choked him until she choked the chicken out of him.
And although she could without difficulty have taken the chicken out with her bill, yet she did not do it.
Old English cicen "young fowl," which in Middle English came to mean "young chicken," then any chicken, from West Germanic *kiukinam (cf. Middle Dutch kiekijen, Dutch kieken, Old Norse kjuklingr, Swedish kyckling, German Küken "chicken"), from root *keuk- (echoic of the bird's sound and possibly also the root of cock (n.1)) + diminutive suffixes.
Adjective sense of "cowardly" is at least as old as 14c. (cf. hen-herte "a chicken-hearted person," mid-15c.). As the name of a game of danger to test courage, it is first recorded 1953. Chicken feed "paltry sum of money" is by 1897, American English slang; literal use (it is made from the from lowest quality of grain) by 1834. Chicken lobster "young lobster," is from c.1960s, American English, apparently from chicken in its sense of "young."
To cancel or withdraw from an action because of fear; have cold feet: You'll think of something to chicken out/ But I chickened out. I felt sorry for him (1960s+)
: had I written extensively about the mechanics of chicken sex
[homosexual senses perhaps fr late 19th-century sailor term for a boy who takes a sailor's fancy and whom he calls his chicken]