Who /shitcooker/ here? Tried to make chicken breasts for the first time today
>failed to symetrically cut breasts into half, so I had two large and two tiny pieces
>added too much salt (as always)
>took them from pan two times and then had to put them back because they were still uncooked inside
I'm such a failure, can't make even the very basic meal properly. How can I learn to cook?
I don't usually care how my meat is cut but I just buy prepackaged seasoning, cook in the pan on low with the lid on (after searing them). Should take about half an hour of cooking total.
> Take a deep oven tray
> cover in aluminum foil
> add a shit ton of chicken breasts
> season to your liking
> cover with foil
> heat oven to 573.15K
> put chicken in for 1 - 1.5h depending on the type of oven
This yields moist and delicious baked chicken.
Practice. That's the only way to learn.
Start by looking for easy recipes and follow them closely. You'll grasp the basics this way. Then you'll be able to just cook basic stuff with no recipe, or make some recipes from memory. And later you'll be able to just grab food and experiment with it (and it will mostly be shit, but hopefully edible shit).
>1-1.5 hrs @ 200 Celsius
Jesus what are you doing?
Op just take your chicken, throw on some salt, paprika, garlic, crushed red pepper, throw them in an oven for 30-ish minutes at 350. done.
I brine my chicken for 3 days. THen I cut it into golfball sized pieces, preheat the pan on medium/high heat, spray some pam nonstick spray, and only add the meat once the pan is very hot. I flip it like 1x and cut a piece in half with my spatula to test & make sure its not still pink
Cooking is literally as easy as following recipes and doing the same dish multiple times
You even have video recipes nowadays which makes things even easier. I've used a ton of recipes from this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=778827byReA
I mean chicken breasts is just
>olive oil or other fat on the pan
>add chicken breasts
>1-2 mins on each side
>turn the heat down to medium and wait for 10-12 mins
>tfw tried my hand at frying
>diced chicken breasts
>season + marinated
>resize that I don't have a fucking fryer
>half a bottle of canola oil in the pan
>made popcorn chicken breasts
>tastes pretty good
>thinks it's too wasteful to throw the oil away
>left it overnight and used it throughout the week
>run out of chicken and yogurt
>gunk starts to form in the pan
>kitchen starts to become musky and dank
>fall sick for a week after