Cooked Chicken for Recipes - Barefoot Contessa Style

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Lvs2Cook

I always poached chicken when I needed cooked for a recipe -- and I never liked the way it came out. I was watching Ina's show on the Food Network last weekend and this is how she cooks her chicken for recipes. I tried it and it was the most moist chicken I have ever had. I used it in chicken noodle soup -- YUM!!! The recipe can be increased or decreased depending on how much cooked chicken you need. UPDATE 7/31/07 -- I tried this method on boneless, skinless chicken breasts and it worked great -- I baked for about 35 minutes and it was cooked perfectly!

Top Review by mickie49

I would love to be able to give this lots more stars---this is the greatest way to cook chicken to use in any recipe requiring pre-cooked chicken. The chicken stays moist and juicy not dried out! I've even used skinless, boneless chicken breasts and cut the time down to about 25-30 minutes depending on the size! Really great idea!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken breasts on baking sheet with sides (to catch the grease), skin side up.
  2. Rub olive oil on breasts, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes.
  4. Cool, then chop or slice to use in your recipes.

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