Food & Recipes

Here’s A Foolproof Way To Make The Most Tender Chicken Ever

Dinner? Solved.

Cooking an entire chicken can seem like a daunting task. You don’t want to overcook it and make it too dry, but you also don’t want to undercook it and risk getting salmonella. Figuring out this perfect balance isn’t simple, but it can be made much easier if you use this genius trick: Cook your chicken in milk.

Baking your chicken in milk not only yields perfectly tender meat even if you cook it a few minutes longer than you need to—it’s also a low-maintenance approach that doesn’t require too much fiddling around in the kitchen. The juice of the chicken cooks well with the heated milk, and the result is a poultry dish that melts in your mouth.

And if you’re lactose intolerant or don’t eat dairy, you’re still in luck. You can cook your chicken the same way using coconut milk, and the results are just as good. You’ll just have to mess around with different flavors to enhance the taste of the dish depending on what type of milk you use.

If you need some starting points, you can check out The Kitchn. They have two perfect recipes for tender chicken, one using Jamie Oliver’s classic Chicken In Milk, which includes lemon, cinnamon and sage, and the other using coconut milk and lemongrass for those who don’t want to cook their chicken in dairy. Whichever you choose to begin with, you’ll likely be impressed by the results.