Cooking the perfect chicken breast is a skill many home cooks aspire to have in their culinary toolbox.Chicken is versatile and affordable and healthy,too.
To help make sure you get a moist and always delicious chicken breast,avoid these chicken mistakes;
1•Starting with skinless chicken breast _Alot of us go straight for the boneless,skinless chicken breast fillets at the meat counter .lt makes sense they'll easy to work with,and we've all heard that the skin is unhealthy. But keeping the skin on while it's cooking helps keep the chicken moist.
2•Not brining the meat_Chicken breast can be dry. After all,they're not as fatty as other parts of the bird.But a marinade,brine or rub goes along way in adding flavour to the meat and keeping it moist.
3•Not pounding out the meat
Pounding chicken breast helps tenderize the meat.With your strength (and the force of a trusty meat tenderizer),you start to break down the proteins in the mrat.Plus,with thinner breast,you reduce the amount of time it tskes to cook the breasts all the way through. This is helpfully because we often end up overcooking it.
4•Not pounding the breasts out an even thickened _If you're cooking more than one chicken breast,you'll benefit from making sure the breast are all the same thickness. If they're not,your likely have a harf time getting them all to the proper internal temperature without drying out a few.
5•Cooking chicken for too long_An overcooked chicken breast is tough and unpleasant to eat.Recipes offer good guidelines for cooking,buy until you've practiced enough,it can be hard to know when you've cooked the chicken through.
6•Not letting the meat rest_If you're ever pulled a piece of meat out of the oven or off the grill and cut into it right away,you've probably noticed the juices running onto your plate.That is juicy goodness that you'd probably rather save in the meat. So ,tent some foil over your chicken after it cooks and let it rest on the counter top for 10 minutes before serving.
7•Not adding a sauce_ Nothing beats a perfectly cooked piece of chicken. But if its not quite perfect,you can help disguise some of that dryness with a delicious sauce.A yummy sauce is a great way to add flavour ,too,of course.
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