Any of the next cooking methods can be sure to result in some juicy, tender and moist chicken breasts. Anyone interested in getting to know how to cook frozen chicken breast should read on and find out exactly how. Ensure to follow these instructions armed with a meat thermometer and you will successfully carry through with the recipes for your home electric smoker. Any of the following cooking methods can be used in conjunction with other ingredients and especially seasonings. Some favorite ingredients include thyme sprigs especially the fresh ones and thinly sliced lemons.
Let’s start off with the brining cooking method which is a favorite due to its ability to draw in water into the chicken flesh and enhancing the flavor. Take up a large bowl and mix some 2 tablespoons of sugar, 3 tablespoons of salt and 4 cups of water. Ensure that the salt and sugar dissolve completely by stirring up the mixture.
Take chicken breasts that have been thawed and immerse them into the mixture and then cover it up and refrigerate for an hour. After the lapse of the one hour, have the chicken out of the brine and rinse it thoroughly with cold running water before preparing it using any of the following methods. Frozen chicken breasts can also be brined in much the same way like that of the normal chicken.
Simply mix the chicken breasts that are frozen and the brine solution and refrigerate them overnight so that the chicken gets to thaw. Ensure to cover the mixture well with some lid as it thaws out. Have the chicken rinsed well and patted well with some paper towels before you start cooking it. Let’s begin with the baking in parchment method.
This method is a type of moist heat cooking method which leaves for a good error margin and which has the chicken breasts cooking really well without necessitating rearrangement. The oven has to be preheated to a high of 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Have your work surface spread with heavy duty foil or parchment and then bring over the well thawed chicken breasts and have them arranged on it.
Put some bay leaves, spices, herbs and lemon slicing on top. Fold the foil well together and then crimp it up to hold some steam inside ensuring that the chicken is in a single layer with some expansion room. Have the chicken bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for some 30 to 35 minutes or 50 to 55 minutes which will be dictated by the type of chicken and add some more time if you are cooking more than four breasts.
You can also decide to use the crock pot, microwave, pressure cooker, saut? them, poach them or just steam them. Poaching the chicken breasts will require you to have a skillet and then add some 2 cups of chicken broth or water before boiling them for some 10-14 minutes. You can also decide to poach with the oven where you will need to pour some boiling water on the chicken, have it bake in the oven at 400 degrees F for 35 minutes. Garnish using some good chicken salad recipe.