Easy Steamed Chicken

Easy Steamed Chicken:

  • 1-2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • dry seasonings
  • steamer pot and basket

Rub the chicken breast with your choice of dry seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, chili powder, or a mix like Grill Mates).

Fill the bottom of the pot with a few inches of water.  Place the chicken in the steamer basket (try to lay the chicken flat, not piled on top of each other).  Place the basket in the pot, cover with a lid, and turn the heat on to med-high.

Steam the chicken for 15 – 20 minutes (try cutting one breast open – the juice should run clear).  Move the pot off the burner and let it sit for 20 minutes with the lid on.

When the bird is cool enough to handle move it to a serving platter, reserving the cooking liquid.  Shred the chicken with your hands or two forks.  Add in a little of the stock to keep the meat moist.  Save the rest of the liquid  – this is your chicken stock for your next soup.

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