|01-21-2014, 05:50 AM||#1|
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Middle Georgia
Stats: 277/233/187 (5'11", 58)
Help! Chicken Breasts (bone-in with skin) How to prepare
so they're not dry....but the skin's not soggy. I don't want to use pork skins for this meal.
Is it possible to cook them some way for a while (bake?) and then ramp up the heat (stove top?) to finish off the skin and make it crispier?
Thanks in advance!
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|01-21-2014, 06:10 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Puyallup. WA
WOE: atkins I eat non allergic food
Start Date: restarted 1-07
You fry them just long enough to brown your skin ( put your on seasonings first)then put in a baking pan and bake for about 40 minutes @ 350. It depends on how big your chicken breasts are. You may need longer but don't let them get dry.
Hope that helps.
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|01-21-2014, 08:05 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2004
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You can brine the breasts (there are tons of brine recipes online) and then when time to cook, rinse well, dry the skins with paper towels, rub with a little fat of your choice, season and bake. The brine keeps the meat moist and tender and the drying/rubbing with a little bit of fat helps crisp up the skin.
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|01-21-2014, 09:26 AM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2002
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I do the same as Esther.
Season well, brown the skin side using high heat on top of the stove, then flip and put the whole pan into the oven at 375* until done (time depends on their size, but 30 minutes is usually the minimum). They come out juicy with a nice crisp skin. It's by far my favorite way to eat chicken breast.
I use either my cast iron skillet or stainless steel, and I use bacon fat, but you can use any oil you like. If I'm going to make a pan sauce after the chicken is done, stainless is better.
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|01-21-2014, 09:57 AM||#6|
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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Brush with melted butter, a little vinegar and a dash of worchesteshire...yum...crispy and tasty...butter browns so it will have good color...you could always crisp in pan first as suggested above then baste with flavor.
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