-How I Cook My Chicken-
- Raw Chicken Breasts
- Mrs. Dash Seasoning
- A baking pan with high sides (so the water won’t spill out)
- Aluminum Foil
Preheat Oven to 350ºF
– First, you want to wash off your raw chicken. Never just taken the chicken out of the pack and place it in the pan; it’s unsanitary, always remember to wash it off. Once the chicken is rinsed, then place it in your pan. I personally use a square cake pan to cook in. I don’t use a huge one because I don’t cook a lot of chicken at once. Just around 3 breasts a day (not the whole pack). Of course, if you are cooking a lot of chicken then use a larger pan. It really doesn’t matter the size of the pan. I just use a smaller once because I’m less likely to spill out the water when moving it around.
– Second, season the chicken. I use Mrs. Dash seasoning blend everyday. I like to mix my seasoning all of the time. I think I own every Mrs. Dash seasoning, and they are all great. I usually mix the lemon pepper, chicken and southwest chipotle. I like a little spice with some hence of lemon to the majority of my meats. This combination works great for me.
– Third, add water. I usually fill my pan a little above halfway. Once I didn’t even fill it halfway and the water dried up and ruined the meat. Just don’t overfill your pan, you don’t want the hot water spilling out on you when you are removing the chicken from the oven.
– Fourth, cover the pan with aluminum foil and place it in the oven.
I let my chicken stay in the over for around 2 hours. WOW! That sounds like a long time?.. I know, it is a long time; however, my husband and myself like it when our chicken is literally falling apart when were are removing it from the pan. The longer the chicken stays in the oven, to me, the better it tastes and it’s more juicy. When you end up with such thin chicken pieces you can use it for multiple meals throughout the day. I ALWAYS bake my chicken in the morning, and then eat it throughout the day. FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL. Instead of having to cook my meat constantly throughout the day, I always have it ready to go when I’m hungry. Which in the end, helps me make better choices when it comes to eating. When I’m hungry, I’m legit hungry, and will eat whatever I can get my hands on. With already having the meat cooked and ready to go, you are more likely to make better choices and be more successful with your diet.
With this chicken being so thin, I use it multiple ways. (As mentioned above) Here are some ways I use it, and you could to. Especially, if you are dieting.
- Alone with Buffalo sauce, you know I like my spice. It’s great that way, or with any other low-fat or calorie dressing.
- Mix it in your salad. This I do daily. I pull apart the pieces and make them smaller than what they already are, and it makes a delicious dish.
- Use ezekiel bread. I use one slice and spread the seasoned chicken all over it. The meat is already seasoned, so you really don’t need another seasoning, unless you want to add a dressing.
- Mix the chicken in a bowl with vegetables. This I do daily as well. I mix everything together and it’s like eating a fajita, just without the tortilla. I avoid the tortilla and use lettuce instead, or I just don’t use anything and it with just the vegetables and meat.
Here is what it looks like after baking it for 2 hours. The back piece was falling apart, so I did the best I could to make it look flattering. I mean, it’s meat, there’s not much you can do to make a piece of chicken look pretty. Haha!
I hope this helps!