The breast is the most ample part of the bird. Many people prefer its juiciness and mild flavor over other parts. But white meat is also more susceptible to drying out and getting stringy. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are best cooked quickly at high heat. Try one of the techniques below to get started.
Place chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer), turning once halfway through grilling.
In a large skillet heat olive oil and butter or margarine over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once.
Cut chicken into thin bite-size strips. Pour cooking oil into a wok or large skillet and preheat over medium-high heat. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Add chicken to the hot wok; stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until no pink remains.
Place two whole chicken breasts in a large skillet and add enough water to cover. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and poach about 10 to 12 minutes or until no longer pink (170 degrees F internal temperature). Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred cooked chicken with two forks or chop and use as desired.
How to Bake Chicken Breast
-Everyone has chicken breast on hand. They are week night go to. We're gonna show you how to bake chicken breast so your freezer is no longer full of these bought on sale staples. Start by flavoring the chicken. Today we are using a mixture of paprika and other spices. You can use whatever flavor your family likes. Bland chicken be gone. Brush your chicken with oil, sprinkle with spices and rub the spices into the chicken using your fingers. Note our handy safety flash on raw food. Place your flavored filled chicken on a foil line shallow baking pan. We'll bake it in a 400 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes. This is the secret to baking chicken breast. Cook them at a high temperature for a short time, you don't want them to turn into shoe leather. Dinner's done with an instant read thermometer reads 170 degrees and that's the secret to great baked chicken breast, the week night dinner delight.