There are so many ways to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and each one offers its own distinct flavor and texture. If you want to try different cooking methods, use the following as a guide.
How to Brine Chicken Breasts
Put 3 tbsp of salt, 4 cups of water and 2 tbsp of sugar in a mixing bowl. Stir until all the ingredients are dissolved. Toss in the chicken. Cover the container. Put it in the fridge for an hour. Take out the chicken and discard the water. Wash it with cold water. You can now fry, poach or grill the chicken.
How to Bake Chicken Breasts
If you want to use this way to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts, start by heating the oven to 425 F. Set the parchment on foil. Put the chicken breasts there. Add your favorite herbs and seasonings. Fold the foil tight. Bake it for 15 minutes. Frozen chicken breasts can also be baked, but the instructions vary, so check the package.
How to Poach Chicken Breasts
Put the chicken breasts in a skillet. Pour in 2 cups of chicken broth. Boil it and lower the heat. Put the cover on and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. If you want to poach in the oven, put the chicken in a pan (one chicken layer only).
Add the seasonings and pour 4 cups of boiling water. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F or when the internal temp gets to 160 degrees F.
How to Cook Chicken in a Crockpot
This is one of the most popular ways to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Just stack the meat in the pot. Pour in half a cup of water. Cover it and cook for 5 hours. If you’re cooking frozen breasts, cook for 8 hours.
How to Microwave Chicken
Put the chicken breasts on a glass dish. Make sure the thin side is in the middle. Add ¾ cup of buttermilk, some herbs and seasonings. Wrap the dish with plastic. Cook for 3 minutes (high).
If the chicken isn’t cooked yet, cook for another couple of minutes. Open the microwave. Rearrange the meat and cook for 5 more minutes. Throw away the buttermilk mix before serving the chicken.
Using a Pressure Cooker
This is another well known way to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Place the chicken breasts in the cooker. Toss in some onions, lemons or garlic. Pour in half a cup of water. Cover the pressure cooker. Cook for 12 minutes. Take off the pressure and examine the internal temp. Cook for another 3 minutes if needed.
How to Grill Chicken Breasts
Make some crosswise cuts on the chicken breasts. Put the chicken in the marinade sauce. Keep it in the fridge for 8 hours. Take out the chicken and turn on the grill. Discard the marinade. Grill the chicken until the temperature reaches 165 F.
if you don’t have a meat thermometer, wait for the chicken to become firm. If you didn’t take off the skin, wait for it to turn brown.
If you want variety in your meals, learn the ways to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Fortunately, it isn’t hard and you can grasp the basic steps with ease.