If you enjoy cooking, then you will be sure to know how tasty and delicious chicken recipes can be. However did you know that to cook chicken pieces, you must know how to marinate the chicken first?
Today we are going to show you exactly how to marinate the chicken in order to give it an added flavor and taste as well as make it nice and juicy too. So, let’s get started…
All you need for this dish is chicken, your favourite marinade, and a pan.
You’ll also need a little oil to help the chicken cook evenly. First, make sure your chicken is fully thawed. If it’s still frozen, it won’t cook evenly and will probably dry out.
Next, coat the chicken in the marinade of your choice. You can either do this by hand or in a resealable bag. Let the chicken sit in the fridge for at least an hour before cooking. (There’s no exact time requirement here; just go with your gut.) Once you’re ready to cook, heat some oil on medium-high heat and then put the coated chicken into the pan.
After about five minutes, flip it over so that both sides are cooked thoroughly. Total cooking time should be about ten minutes depending on how thick your cutlets are. After flipping them over, allow them to cook for another five minutes or until they reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you want a sauce to go with your dinner, try making one using two tablespoons of butter mixed with two tablespoons each of soy sauce and honey.
Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring constantly, and then turn off the heat once it starts simmering. Add more soy sauce if desired before pouring it onto rice or noodles.
Ingredients You Have to Buy
You will need to buy chicken, some spices, and a few other ingredients to make this dish. The total cost of the dish will depend on the size of the chicken and the quality of the ingredients, but it should be affordable. To cook it, take out your pan and heat your oil over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until you can feel a gentle heat coming from the surface.
Add in all of your spices except paprika and cook them together for about 1 minute or until they are fragrant (about 10 seconds).
Next, add in the onions and cook them with everything else for about 2 minutes before adding in the remaining ingredients; this should take another 3 minutes. Cover the pot and turn down the heat to low, cooking for an hour without opening it.
After that time has passed, remove the lid and use tongs to flip over each piece of chicken. Put back on the lid and let simmer on low heat for an additional 20 minutes. Now place each piece onto a plate with paper towels underneath to soak up any extra grease. Once that’s done sprinkle paprika onto each piece before serving!
Where You Can Save Money
When it comes to saving money on groceries, chicken is a great option. Not only is it affordable, but it can also be used in a variety of dishes. Marinating your chicken is one way to get the most out. This not only adds flavor, but can also help tenderize the meat. While there are a number of ways to cook chicken, one of the easiest is in a pan.
Start by heating a skillet over medium-high heat and adding olive oil. Next, add cubed chicken breasts and sear them for about three minutes per side or until they’re browned all over. Remove them from the pan and place them in an oven-safe dish before covering them with your favourite ingredients (such as teriyaki sauce).
Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit before removing from the oven and serving. The cooking time will vary depending on how much liquid you use when you cook the chicken. If you want more of a crisp crust, cover the baking dish with aluminium foil before putting it in the oven.
How To Prepare The Chicken Before Cooking It
The first step is removing the chicken from the packaging and rinse it with cold water. Next, you’ll need to prepare the marinade by mixing together all of the ingredients.
Once the marinade is ready, coat the chicken in it and then place it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
When you’re ready to cook the chicken, heat up a pan on medium-high heat and cook it for about 10 minutes per side. Make sure that the chicken is cooked through before you take it out of the pan.
Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with any sides of your choice and enjoy!
Steps For Cooking The Chicken
- 1. Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the chicken marinade package.
- 2. Place the chicken in a baking dish, ensuring each piece is coated in the marinade.
- 3. Bake the chicken for the amount of time specified on the package.
- 4. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. 5. Enjoy!
Saving Money By Not Throwing Away The Marinade
A lot of people think that when they marinate chicken, they have to throw away the marinade because it has raw chicken juices in it. However, you can actually cook the marinade along with the chicken to create a delicious and cost-effective meal. Here’s how:
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Place your chicken breasts in a baking dish and pour the marinade over top. 3. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the chicken breasts over and bake for another 10 minutes or until cooked through. 4. Turn off the oven but leave the pan inside so it cools slowly. 5. Once cooled, store any remaining marinade in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze it for up to 6 months.