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Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it?

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2003/09/07 22:50:37 (permalink)

Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it?

We all consume more chicken breast than any other meat. Thats me for sure. But I just dont know how to make it juicy!!! I usually BBQ my chicken breast and marinate it the night b4. During the grilling, I add sauce to it constantly so it doesnt dry it. When its done and Im ready to chow down, damn thing is dry as sand! I dont want to dip it into that sugary bbq sauce.

There has to be a secret...For instance, when I order Chinese noodles with chicken,that chicken is not dry and tastes great. What can I do here? Do I inject sauce into the chicken?? Have no idea...
Can some of you great cooks help me out here
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    shinobi
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/07 23:13:40 (permalink)
    i grill my chicken in the trusty foreman grill and it always ended up dry. i now put seasoning on it now (cajun, bbq, thai etc), and it keeps the chicken 'moist' if u get me!? a really great tasting one is coat & cook southern fried flavour by homepride, can only find these in sainsburys!
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/08 11:52:35 (permalink)
    bro's

    Wrap the chicken in tinfoil and whack it in the oven - grilling on a george (or convesional grill) takes out all the juice.

    Or try boiling the chicken! so it is cooked add yer sauce or what ever or if you wanna season and grill it add spices and whack under the grill for two minutes - PUKKA
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/08 20:30:03 (permalink)
    I grill my chicken steaks but I put the tray on the lowest level from the element and cook it slowly it comes out nice and juicey every time.I also add a mixed italian spice for flavour(peppers,garlic & herbs)
    Tastes great cant get enough of them!
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/09 01:09:53 (permalink)
    hey man your best bet is putting a pan with approx. 1/3 cup of white wine and cook covered with foil until done this will keep the chicken juicy by steaming it and will add flavor with the wine. also add some of your fav. herbs and spices. I like a tbs. of minced garlic some black pepper and a couple of lemon slices on the chicken with the wine its great. good luck
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/11 10:59:57 (permalink)
    Before you cook it put some lemon juice on it. and don't cook it for too long.......
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/11 11:52:18 (permalink)
    George foreman is the only way to cook chicken imo , i use cajun /mexican and other flavourings my fav being jamacan jerk, if its a touch dry ie eating it the day after cooking i use HP spicey mayhem to make it palatible (damn that sauce rawks)

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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/13 20:27:36 (permalink)
    Put the chicken breast in a bowl. Pour on a little lemon juice.
    Meanwhile mix 2 small cartons of natural yogurt.
    2 tablespoons of Sharwood's tandoori spice (or supermarket own brand
    2 tablespoons of olive oil
    1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    a little salt.
    Pour this over the chicken and marinade for at least 2 hours.
    Cook under a grill (that's broil to americans) or in a hot oven until dark on the outside about 20 minutes)
    Serve with salad
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/13 20:50:07 (permalink)
    I should have added.
    Remove the chicked breasts from the marinade before cooking leaving them coated with marinade.
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/13 21:58:09 (permalink)
    reasons why chinese chicken is juicier:
    1. direction in which its sliced - if you slice it across the grain it will become drier and stringier. try slicing it on a diagonal.
    2. the marinade - as well as the usual (garlic, ginger, soya sauce, oyster sauce, salt, rice wine etc) we usually add some cornstarch to the marinade. when the chicken is thrown into a hot wok the cornstarch seals immediately, retaining the moisture in the chicken.
    3. vegs are precooked - usually, they're tossed in a wok but i lightly steam mine (exceptions being very quick cooking veg like beansprouts, bok choi etc). if you add raw veg to the wok with your almost cooked chicken the meat will be overcooked by the time your veggies are ready.
    4. sauce - usually a little cornstarch is dissolved in water and added right at the end to lubricate everything. in my opinion its not necessary if follow the first 3 points and season with a little oyster sauce.

    you could always try grilling your chicken boobs with the skin on the retain moisture then remove it before eating.
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    RE: Chicken breast-as dry as leather..how do u eat it? 2003/09/17 18:40:45 (permalink)
    youe cooking it for too long my friend, eveyeone always insists on cooking it till its dry. All you need to do is make sure the chicken is hot inside and not pink. If you cook it and keep testing the temp inside by poking it with a skewer and then touching your toungue or top lip with it making sure its hot then your fine.

    Even with a marinade you can still cook it for too long and make it dry.
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