ITT : Food and cooking misfortunes which befall you
>recepie calls to bring to a boil and then simmer for 7min covered
>it's still slightly bubbling 3min into cooking even with the heat turned down to 2/10
>try to finagle with lifting cover to drop temp but it doesn't help
>have no idea if the food will be burnt or undercooked because of my actions and mechanisms beyond my control
this is the most stressful thing i have done all week
>making chicken and rice
>decide i wouldn't eat more than 1 piece of chicken
>left freezer bag with 3 pieces of breaded chicken breast out for maybe 10-15min
>still felt hard
>terrified they now have horrible food poision diseases and death
>debate throwing bag away
Slight bubbling is not a full rolling boil, which is what happens to liquids when heated to boiling point. Slight bubbling means that the liquid is just under the boiling point, which is what simmering is.
Yes!! Actually I was told to use it after my first failed attempt, so I did but the first batch still came out too brown; the second was a tad better because I took them out sooner. I'm still an oven virgin.
Yeah, probably a temperature issue with your oven. Also may want to try putting the rack with the baking sheet up a bit higher in the oven so it's a bit further up from the heating element on the bottom. Or possibly try a different baking sheet, I've got some two layer sheets that I use specifically for when I make cookies, there's space between the layers for air so the top layers where the cookies are doesn't get as hot as the lower part and the bottoms don't get overcooked.