Basic Microwaved Chicken

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 35m

Makes about 4 cups meat (Serves 8)


  • 3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks)


Arrange chicken pieces in a baking dish with meaty portions toward the edges of the dish. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 15-20 minutes, or till chicken is tender and no pink remains, rearranging and turning pieces halfway through cooking time. Cool for about 15 minutes. Remove skin and cut or pull meat from the bones. Discard skin and bones. Cut up or shred as directed.

Serving size = 1/2 cup

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 2276

nutrition information per serving

187 calories; 2g total fat; 99mg cholesterol; 111mg sodium; 0g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 39g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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