I’m an athlete getting ready for a competition. My coach put me on a diet where I have to eat a lot of chicken breast to get extra protein. I really don’t like chicken breast because the meat is just so dry and flavorless. However, my coach insists I get my protein from a lean meat like chicken breast, so I don’t think I have any choice in the matter. Some people say chicken breast is their favorite choice of meat because it can be juicy and tender when cooked right. I didn’t think that was even possible! What are some tips for cooking chicken breast properly? It has to be healthy, though. I can’t put in unhealthy ingredients like sugar to make it taste better. If I’m able to somehow cook healthy and delicious chicken breast, I won’t have to struggle through this diet. Asking-for-Wisdom
P.S. “I want to properly cook chicken breast.” I’m on a diet because I’m getting ready for a competition. My coach is making me eat chicken breast for lean protein. I want to cook healthy and delicious chicken breast.
Dear Asking-for-Wisdom, A favorite way of making juicy and tender chicken breast comes from a cookbook from the 1930s. Food magazine Kitchn’s editor-in-chief insists the method is timeless. First, pound the chicken breast to an even thickness. You can use objects like a jar or cup. Then, lightly season the meat with salt and pepper. Next, preheat your pan to medium-high heat and put in a tablespoon of olive oil. Lower the heat to medium and then put in the chicken breast. Let it cook for a minute and then flip it, letting the other side cook for a minute as well. Afterwards, turn the heat to low and cover the pan with a lid for 10 minutes. Don’t peek by lifting the lid during the 10-minute process! The last step is to remove the pan from the heat, letting it rest with the lid on for another 10 minutes. You’re sure to make flawless chicken breast with this method. Ms. Wise
P.S. “Follow this method to make flawless chicken breast.” This cookbook’s way of making chicken breast is a favorite. Kitchn’s editor-in-chief insists the method is timeless. Follow the steps provided to make flawless chicken breast.
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