Every time I post a recipe that uses precooked, shredded chicken I get a few emails asking me how I cook my chicken.
I have a fool proof method.
I have shared the method before but it is buried in a recipe post. The trick is so quick and easy that it deserves it’s own post.
If you want moist chicken this is the way to get it.
Depending on how many chicken breasts you are cooking place them in a glass dish (one that will fit in your microwave.)
Place in microwave and cook until chicken is cooked through. Cooking time will depend on how many chicken breasts you have and how thick they are. For the two in the picture it took about 7 minutes. Start at five minutes and increase as needed.
After you remove it from the microwave allow it to sit for a few more minutes and it will continue to cook. Cut into the chicken to make sure it is cooked through. You don’t want to over cook it though and make it dry and tough. Word of caution: as you remove the plastic wrap from the dish be careful of the steam that will escape. You don’t want to burn yourself.
Remove chicken from dish and place on cutting board. After it cools cut into pieces or shred with a fork.