The last thing you want when cooking chicken (especially chicken breasts), is for it to dry out. So, what can be done? Well, for tender, juicy meat, you have the perfect ally on hand: extra-virgin olive oil. Just follow these handy tips:
- To stop grilled chicken breasts from drying out, simply soak them in some brine (dissolve a teaspoonful of salt in a liter of water) for half an hour and then baste them thoroughly with extra-virgin olive oil before grilling. Don’t forget to add a few drops of olive oil to the frying pan as well.
- To stop chicken from drying out in the oven, simply baste with extra-virgin olive oil right before you put it into the oven to help it retain its moisture. When you add salt and pepper, don’t forget to put some inside as well, so they can spread throughout the meat for a juicier finish.