Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I finally discovered a new way to bake chicken! hoorah! This may not be a big deal to you, but it is a HUGE deal for me. My life changed forever when I bought the Foreman Grill. It changed the way I viewed chicken for good. My chicken doesn't have to be dry and bland, in fact it can be delicious.
Before I ever purchased the FG, I could NOT stand to eat chicken. I was horrible at cooking chicken. It was either under-cooked to the point I lost my appetite because there was a hint of pink. It was either too chewy, which meant to me that it was under-cooked (but the pink was hard to detect), or it was either TOO-cooked, where the chicken was so hard that it jabbed my cheeks and gave me a cut.
I preferred eating my chicken way over-cooked, that way I knew I wouldn't get salmonella poisoning. Was the eating experience enjoyable? no, but at least I knew I wouldn't end up in the hospital. So after my misery with chicken, I switched to fish, but that got expensive over-time.
Thank goodness for the foreman grill, but there comes a time where I need to learn how to bake chicken without it. So last night I took it to the test, and hoorah, success. I almost shedded a tear.
I practically had to beg my friend to ask his mom for her method of baking chicken. She is the queen of chicken, eats it practically everyday. No joke. Do you believe me? well...you should.
So here is what she shared with me.
1) Bake the chicken breasts on a roasting pan at 350 for 40 minutes. Marinate it if you like. For mine, I sprinkled it with Mrs. Dash.
Are there any type of dishes or item in particular that you can't stand to cook?