When I make Brian lunch, most of the time it is chicken salad. It is easy, it can make a big batch all at once, and it can be made in many different ways. Brian asked me if I could teach him how to make chicken salad all the way down to cooking the chicken. Here is our step-by-step guide to the perfect chicken for chicken salad.
Step 1: Put water in the bottom of a glass baking dish (about 1/4 inch)
Step 2: Place a chicken breast in the pan (can cook more than one at a time if needed)
Step 3: Season with salt and pepper or any other spices you have on hand
Step 4: Place in preheated oven (350 degrees for thin chicken and 400 degrees for thick chicken)
Step 5: Set the time to 20 minutes
Step 5: Remove chicken from oven and cut in the center to see if it is done. Check to make sure there is no pink
You chicken is made!
You will then want to let it cool, and chop it up into small bite sized pieces if you are making chicken salad with it.