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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mama never fried a chicken...

Greetings and salutations, one and all!

Today is the third day of the new eating plan! I have another confession. No, no cheating today.

Here it is: I don't cook meat. I'm a decent cook, but I absolutely hate cooking meat. I do ok with hamburger, but to this point I've only done chicken/chicken breast when hard pressed to do so. How is it I've been eating chicken the past few days you wonder? I have the most wonderful husband on the planet! He is the chef in this family (I'm the baker!). He is out of town today and I am on my own for cooking up some chicken. No, I do not plan to fry it as that would be throwing the new, healthy eating out the window. :)

Now, I tried to remember all he told me for making it flavorful, best ways to cook it, spices to use, techniques, etc. I semi-succeeded. It doesn't taste half bad if I do say so myself! The outside was a tad tough and a couple of spots were a little rubbery, but overall I did a good job. It wasn't even pink when I opened it up! Whoot! First time in a long time I've cooked chicken and no pinkness. I think I will have to flatten it more next time or cut it in to strips so I can cook it all evenly. I got my chicken breasts from Costco and they are rather thick on one end versus the other. I did flatten them some today before cooking, however, I will probably do it more tomorrow.

What are your tips for cooking chicken breasts?


P.S. It is my goal to sell some of the hand towels I've crocheted. Great for house warmings, bridal showers, wedding gifts, baby showers, and more. If you are interested stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. All I do is cook chicken! =)

    My favorite thing with chicken breasts is to grill them, but since that's not always an option, my family loves my healthy breaded chicken. I pound down the chicken between saran wrap if they are really thick and then roll them in a few eggs, minced garlic, and honey mustard. Then I roll them in panko bread crumbs or whole wheat bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. I have a few more recipes for chicken on my blog under the Foodie Friday tag.



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