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I have travelled all over the world and never had any trouble cooking chicken breast till I came here and even then it was fine till about 6 months ago. I buy my chicken from central festival shopping center and for the life of me no matter How I cook it, in the frying pan, oven it always comes out hard and chewy. I have bought both the s-pure and the normal chicken and have problems with both....Anyone having the same problem and any solutions??

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6 minutes ago, theonetrueaussie said:

I have bought both the s-pure and the normal chicken and have problems with both....Anyone having the same problem and any solutions?

Glad someone else is having this problem, something they are feeding to the chickens? - plastic?? - solution - give up on quick cooking chicken - I slow cook it now.

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We just cooked some breasts in one of those air fryers, and it was good.

We get the meat from Tops, if that matters. No brand.

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in a slow cooker its very soft, but even when i get Big C Extra to cook it for me it's fine

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We know they pump it full of water, maybe they've reduced the amount of water they inject?

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Have you tried steaming in your rice cooker?

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The chicken breasts here never seem to come out as well as in my home country. So no wonder they all choose the legs and thighs. I pound them flat and cook in breadcrumbs to make schnitzel, can't tell that the meat is poor quality then.

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Firstly, if the chicken breast is frozen you need to take it out a day in advance to let it thaw slowly in the fridge. If you thaw it too quickly it will be tough.  Secondly, try marinating it overnight in milk or mimic buttermilk by adding a tiny bit of lemon juice or vinegar to the milk.    Don't overcook it and keep moisture in by using a lid or baking with foil over the top.  

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Some good suggestions here already...if you boil your chicken in water, and it is still tough...do not purchase anymore from that place...they may be using chickens from an egg production farm...once the chickens are too old to produce eggs anymore...they may be passing them on to be slaughtered for food...meat will be tough and chewy...

 

I have bought my cooking chickens from Big-C and Makro without any problem...👍

 

 

 

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skin it, marinade in olive oil, sesame oil, black pepper, Maggi seasoning, soya sauce and lea and Perrin sauce, garlic powder. swish it all around so all of the chicken is covered then place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight, then to cook, place in an oven at 200 degrees, in the marinade.  Maybe add a little more olive oil.  Cook for one hour for breast or legs, one hour 30 for a whole chicken.  I love it done this way. 

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Yes I have seen a change in chicken breasts,use to buy a 2 Kg block ,frozen

at Makro and just chop off what I needed,I have not bought any for over 

year,as something changed, it was very tough and rubbery,i usually just use

it cut in strips or pieces in currys,stir frys etc, so i changed to chicken

fillets, but even buying a couple of breasts of unfrozen ones ,there is

definitely a change in the texture,probably growing them on too quickly,

regards worgeordie

 

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