Help salvage my overcooked crockpot chicken!
May 15, 2011 8:33 AM Subscribe
I overcooked chicken in my crockpot overnight and now it’s very dry and not so tasty to eat. How can I save my dinner?
posted by watch out for turtles to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Last night before going to bed, I put boneless skinless chicken breasts in the crockpot with a bottle of teriyaki sauce marinade and a can of pineapple chunks. I turned it on low, and went to sleep. 8 hours later, I returned to find very dry chicken, even after shredding and dipping back into the sauce in the crockpot. (I realize now that the cook time was way too long and I should have set an alarm to wake up)
Is there any way to make this chicken more palatable? Would soaking it back in the cooking liquid really help? Most of what I’ve seen online recommend turning it into chicken salad or into chicken soup. I’ve had really dry chicken in soup before, so it doesn’t seem like that would help much.
Or do I need to throw it all out and start over?