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05-30-2002, 02:52 PM
ok I am totally clueless when it comes to making anything from scratch, other than a sandwich. Can anyone please tell me some easy/heathly ways to prepare chicken? Via instructions,links, anything.... I need help:cry:
05-30-2002, 02:55 PM
you can bbq, bake (30 min @ 400F), boil, or fry (no oil or butter) it
05-30-2002, 02:59 PM
then to fix it up a bit, put some salsa on top and then melt some cheese on top of that....mmmmm
05-30-2002, 03:22 PM
Salsa i excellent :) I have 1 chicken breast with salsa a day!
05-30-2002, 07:58 PM
Get a George Foreman grill, best gift I have ever received. We use it everyday. To date we have cooked chicken, steak, burgers, pork, salmon, grilled cheese...
05-30-2002, 08:16 PM
www.cooking.com ->>> recipes and cooking methods.
05-30-2002, 09:07 PM
Amen NateDogg, Amen! I use the George Forman grill like it was about to go out of style. I make a tuna melt and a grilled chicken sandwich on it every day. My roomate grills salmon and cod on that bad boy too. We've also made bacon, hamburgers, steak, hot dogs, ham, turkey, pretty much anything you can think of. Seriously, spray a little pam or rub a bit of olive oil or flax on that bad boy and you're good to go.
05-31-2002, 01:53 AM
OK, with all this hype, I think I know what I'm asking for for my birthday.
05-31-2002, 02:33 AM
Sh*t.....I just got mine last week and I LOOOOOOVE it. Not only is it easier, but it is faster and more convenient. I got the $17 one at Walmart. I wish i got the bigger one, but I don't have much counter space anyway.
|Iron|Man|...If you don't know how to cook than just get one of these. It actually has recipes and instructions on how to cook things with it.
05-31-2002, 04:13 AM
im getting one 2
05-31-2002, 06:17 AM
George, you listening? I want commision on this!
I agree with all you guys. The Foreman Grill is key for all of us that have better things to do than worry about how to cook our chicken and such. IMO it is a bitch to clean though.
05-31-2002, 02:28 PM
Easy - and not a Foreman Grill special - put chicken in casserole dish (boneless, half breasts, whatever), half fill with water, season as you desire, cover and cook in oven 325-400 till its done (usually I can tell by smelling it). Never overdone, always moist, and easy to clean!
06-01-2002, 09:41 PM
wow didn't know so many people used the forman grill. I'll look into one.
That sounds like a great idea Raniali. I'm gonna try that tomorrow. thanks guys
06-02-2002, 10:21 AM
Chicken is really easy to cook, but it gets tough (in consistency) if you cook it at too high a heat.
To avoid tough chicken, start by pounding it out (just use a wooden mallet) and then soak it for 10 minutes in water and something acidic like: tomato, picante, fruit (citrus, I like lemon juice or just a couple slices of lemon), red wine vinegar, tequilla, Jack Daniels (any alcohol but avoid clear alcohols because they have a weird cooking flavor), etc.
You can leave your marinade on or drain it off and then bake it or fry it or whatever.
I posted a couple recipe's here: http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13626&highlight=chef
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