Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Easy Method for Chicken Prep

It is time for Kitchen Tip Tuesdays!

It seems that I have quite a few recipes that call for chicken cooked and cut into pieces. All too often, I am late getting dinner prepared because I have to cook the chicken and then make the recipe. For all those recipes that call for cooked chicken, here is an easy way to have the chicken ready when dinner preparation begins. Simply place boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen) in a crockpot on low for approx. 7 to 8 hours. If using thawed chicken, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup water to the crockpot. At the end of 8 hours, the chicken will be cooked and easily cut into pieces and/or shredded for any recipe needing cooked chicken. This makes the preparation of dinner much easier and quicker.

If you have any great kitchen tips, please feel free to leave them in the comments and share with everyone.


happyhousewife said...

Just last week my sister was saying that she wished she had cooked her chicken ahead of time because it would have made her recipe easier! (A recipe that we will have to post in the future!)

Brian said...

To make cleanup of the Crock-pot easier use a slow cooker bag. Kind of like a turkey baking bag, but for your crock-pot.

SJ said...

I just recently saw those - they are amazing - great tip -thanks - is this Brian's idea or Esther's??????

Brian said...

It's my idea...I'm the one on the clean-up end of the deal sometimes so I thought I would pass it along.