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char-grilled Chicken Breast

Succulent Chicken Breast

Cowbridge Kitchen

Chicken is by far the most commonly eaten meat so it is worth spending a bit of time cooking your Chicken perfectly, and that means keeping it moist and juicy.

The secret to cooking a juicy, succulent Chicken Breast is to wrap it in aluminium foil (Tin Foil), then cook it in the oven so that the Chicken steams in its own juice. It is a good idea to weigh the chicken and cook it for the right amount of time according to the weight.

Cooking a Chicken Breast this way is a great way to make Hunters Chicken or Sweet Chilli Chicken.

Steam cooking is the best way to keep your Chicken Breast succulent and tender, after that you can char grill the chicken to give it a BBQ texture on the outside.

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This takes about 35 minutes
5 mins Prep time
30 mins to Cook
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Nutritional Facts
This is per 1 chicken breast
170 g

Calories: 280
Protein: 45.9
Fat: 8.45
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fiber: 0g
Sugar: 0g
Nutritional information Nutrition
This is for 1 chicken breast
but you can cook as many as you like
Table for Two Servings
Easy : This recipe is easy, even for the complete novice.
This recipe is not for the novice
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How to Cook The Perfect Chicken Breast

Chicken breast meat is used for everything from Curry to Salad, so it is important to cook it correctly.

There are many ways to cook and use Chicken and most of them result in the Chicken beinng a little dry and often over cooked.Most people assume that if the Chicken is still juicy then it must not be cooked, this is not true.

The best way to ensure that any meat is cooked thoroughly it to use a meat temerature probe. If the meat is over 63c then it is cooked. Idealy you are looking for a temperature around 75c for Chicken.

The method we are going to show you is one of the best ways to keep Chicken moist and succulent when cooking.

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1 Medium Chicken Breast

Cooking Instructions

  1. Trim all of the fat and sinew from the chicken breast before cooking it.
  2. Wrap the Chicken breast loosely in the aluminum foil, but tight enough to completely seal the Chicken.
  3. Put the Chicken in a pre heated oven at 180c and cook it for around 25 minutes.
  4. When you take the Chicken out of the oven use a temperature probe to check the internal temperature of the meat. It should be between 67c and 75c.
  5. At this stage you can do a number of things with the Chicken.
  6. 1.Let it cool, cut it up and use it for a Chicken Salad.

    2. Heat up a Griddle pan with some oil in it then Char grill the chicken for a few minutes before serving.

    3.Dice up the Chicken Breast to use in a curry.

    4.Grill the Chicken Breast under a standard or Salamander grill with bacon and Cheese on top.

  7. Once this Chicken has been cooked in the oven you have plenty of options how to use it, but the secret to its succulent and juicy taste is all in the way you cooked it.
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Chefs Tips

Cooking a chicken breast this way ensures that it remains juicy as you are basically steaming it in its own juices.

Once the chicken breast is cooked you can do what ever you like with it, you can Char-grill it as I have to give it that just off the grill look.