Welcome to another episode of Munky’s sad attempt at cooking. Today, I will show you how I cooked this simple meal, creatively titled “Chicken and Soup”. haha. Ok, i admit I cheated a bit for this meal. I was tired from work (we had a company dinner which lasted until 2AM), but determined to follow my schedule I still went to the super market after work.
Chicken (that has already been marinated hahah)
Soup (with the ingredients already pre-packaged)
I already had frozen veggies from a previous purchase so I was covered in that area. The soup was easy to make, since I just had to wait for the water to boil before pouring the ingredients in. I boiled the soup for about 2.5 hours which was enough as it was already flavorful. I think next time though I will only fill the pot a little less than 3/4 of the way through. Just a personal preference.
The frozen veggies was super easy too, just needed to put it into boiling water. Added a bit of salt at the end. Awesome.
Finally, the chicken. I am a super newb in that I have never cooked chicken before. Unless it was hotpot. So, putting on my brave face I heated the pan and put the chicken in. Did some research online and it seems like if you cook the chicken for about 12 minutes you should be fine.
So I did that, but at the end of the 12 minutes the chicken was still a bit raw so I turned the heat down a bit (to medium), and began to use a tip from my co worker – poke the chicken. Or if all fails, cut it to make sure it’s thoroughly cooked. I did that, and yes I had a cooked chicken for dinner. No raw chicken. I think the entire exercise took me about 15 minutes.
This was really fun! And delicious! Next step, to marinate the chicken myself =)