Inherited Chicken Bricks
February 21, 2014 8:25 PM Subscribe
Roommate moved out, I inherited four 15-month-old boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the freezer. I'm going to assume they won't taste optimal. Actually, I'm expecting them to not be very palatable to me without major work. What can I do to these chicken breasts to cover up any "old chicken" flavors and textures, without drying them out? Taking any and all ideas.
posted by WasabiFlux to Food & Drink (28 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Freezer burn seems to be limited - they're Foster Farms, individually wrapped, in vacuum-sealed plastic, inside a grocery bag tied shut - but the inside of the outer bag smells strongly of old freezer.
My thoughts so far:
- Chicken fajitas:
- Slice about 1/2-inch thick
- Marinate heavily with salt, citrus, chile, spices.
- Grill very hot, rest 10-15 minutes.
- Char onions and peppers in a skillet.
- Slice grilled chicken, add to the hot skillet and mix with the vegetables.
- Serve with tortillas, beans, rice, salsa, etc.
- Slice into long, thin strips.
- Marinate in soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, sake, and other things (to be decided).
- Thread onto wooden skewers.
- Grill extremely hot.
- Baste with hot teriyaki/yakitori sauce.
However, both of those take a lot of work and require me to go outside to grill, which is difficult right now with my lack of spoons and early sunsets.
So, any suggestions for more things I can cook that would effectively cover up the "flavor" of the chicken breasts?