Fried, boiled and baked chicken, with vegetables and rice, on a barbecue grill and on a skewer ... Hundreds and even thousands of recipes for cooking diet meat exist all over the world, in every national cuisine. Many of them are well known and widely used by cooks. But not everyone knows how to cook chicken in the microwave, although this method certainly deserves attention.
Despite the fact that microwaves are now in every home, they are used only for heating and thawing food. Few people know how to cook in a microwave oven. But if you only make it in the oven once, the oven will definitely fade into the background. Moreover, there are plenty of reasons for this:
- high speed cooking chicken;
- preservation of nutrients, vitamins;
- a significant reduction in calorie meals due to the lack of oil;
- simplicity of preparation in the established program;
Cook chicken in the microwave can be in different variations. Any recipe is easy to adapt to this device, and the output is always a decent dish.
Grilled chicken in the microwave
The "grill" function in the microwave allows you to make a chicken no worse than in the oven. This crisp and ruddy sides, and juicy carcass, which are especially appreciated in this case. And it’s easy to cook grilled chicken in the microwave even to novice cooks.
- chicken - 1 small carcass;
- soy sauce - 4 tbsp. l .;
- garlic - 1 head;
- spices for grilling or any other - 1 tbsp. l
- The carcass must be thawed, rinsed and, if desired, free from skin. In several places, it is pierced with a fork or the tip of a knife.
- Before you cook the grilled chicken in the microwave, it must be marinated. To do this, salt the meat, rub with mashed garlic and spices, pour soy sauce and put in the cold for 40 minutes.
- Before you send the chicken in the microwave, the oven must be heated. To do this, it is included in the "Grill" mode and heated for 5 minutes by placing a glass of water inside.
- After that, a grid is installed in the oven and a pickled chicken is placed on it. On the tray put a plate for juice.
- Cooking chicken grill in the microwave - 30 minutes. Fifteen minutes after the start, the bird is turned over on the other side and left on for the same amount.
- Serve grilled chicken with or without a side dish - as a separate dish.
Chicken in the package
To cook chicken in the microwave in the package, it will take quite a bit of time. This is the perfect second dish in a hurry.
- chicken - 700-800 g;
- sour cream - 100 ml;
- garlic - 5 teeth;
- salt - to taste;
- spices - 1 tbsp. l
- The chicken is well washed and freed from the skin and fat.
- Salt, spices and chopped garlic combine and rub the whole carcass or individual pieces with this mixture.
- Meat is poured with sour cream and left for 40-60 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Then the chicken is placed in a bag for baking, tied or tucked, and then pierced in several places. If this is not done, then the chicken will simply be cooked in the sleeve.
- The package with the preparation is placed on a dish for a microwave and sent to the oven. The device is set to a power of 800 watts.
- Cooking time in a package is 20-25 minutes. 5 minutes before the package is ready, it can be cut so that the chicken turns red.
Chicken with potatoes
You can cook chicken at the same time with a side dish, such as potatoes. This dish is most often served on family holidays: no trouble with it, and the result is always excellent. Cook chicken with potatoes in the microwave in minutes.
- chicken 600 g;
- potatoes - 6-7 pcs .;
- salt - to taste;
- pepper - pinch;
- garlic - 5-6 cloves;
- seasoning - 1 tbsp. l .;
- mayonnaise - 100 ml.
- The chicken must be washed under running water, free it from the skin and cut into portions.
- Put garlic through the press, mix it with salt and spices, coat the carcass with this mixture and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- In the meantime, it is required to peel 6 potatoes and cut them into cubes of medium size.
- Tuber quarters are added to the meat, and all components of the roast are placed in a heat-resistant dish with a lid.
- The cooking time of chicken and potatoes is only 20 minutes on medium power. 5 minutes before the cookware is removed, remove the lid so that the dish will turn red.
Some useful tips
Before you cook the chicken in the microwave, you need to clarify for yourself some points. Otherwise, you can not only spoil the dish, but also disrupt the operation of the oven.
- Do not turn on the microwave when the door is open.
- Do not use metal containers and utensils with golden and silver fragments. The most suitable packaging for the microwave - glass, ceramic and terracotta.
- Do not use aluminum foil for baking.
- The microwave power during cooking chicken should not exceed 800-900 W, otherwise the dish will burn.
- If for cooking mode is used "Grill", then under the grate is always placed a plate for draining fat.
- The degree of heating of the microwave decreases to the center. This point must be considered when planning a complex dish with meat and vegetables.
- Cut foods require less cooking time.
Cooking chicken in the microwave is a pleasure. In the microwave oven, it is evenly baked and does not stick, it turns out juicy and tender with minimal time and effort. There are many ways to cook chicken in the microwave, and if you experiment more often, there will always be a couple of best recipes in stock.