Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cooking Chicken-Kitchen Tip

"What is the best way to cook a large amount of chicken for a freezer cooking day?"

I was recently asked the question above, so I thought I would answer it on here.

When I am preparing for a "chicken" cooking day I usually need quite a bit of chicken cooked and shredded or diced.

Here is what I do:

1. Line your pan with foil

This means less clean up for you!

2. Slice your chicken breasts in half lengthwise, reducing the thickness of the chicken.

This makes them half of the thickness, which means they will cook a lot faster. I have started to do this with all of my chicken breasts so we are eating a smaller portion!

3. Bake the Chicken

I find that it doesn't get as dried out as it does when you boil it. I bake at 350 degrees until the juices run clear.


Tightwad Mom said...

What a great idea! You are a genius!

Katie said...

Tightwad mom, I am always in search for ways to make my life easier!!

Misty said...

What a genius you are! I have been boiling and boiling and boiling and I am going to give this a whirl next time a good chicken sale comes around...

Katie said...


THis will save you a ton of time and a ton of dry chicken!

Mom2fur said...

I love this idea and will certainly try it soon. I also cut my chicken lengthwise. It's sort of like butterflying it except you cut it completely. I usually cut off the tips so the pieces are more even. (The tips made great chicken nuggets.) I honestly don't like 'fat' chicken, LOL!

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