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How To Cook Chicken In A Convection Microwave

How To Cook Chicken In A Convection Microwave While Keeping It Juicy & Flavorful

Did you know that it is entirely possible to cook chicken in a microwave? Yep! In fact, this post will show you exactly how to cook chicken in a convection microwave. There are so many different factors that can hinder you from standing around a stove to come up with a delicious meal. You may not need a super large serving and find it difficult to cook a pot for one on the stovetop. You may not even have access to a stove at the time when you are hungry, and so it pushes you to find more modern and creative means to produce a meal.

That is where this post comes in. Gone are the days when people slave hours over a stove every day, sometimes you just need something quick, and with the easy-to-follow recipes in this book, hassle-free cooking for your chicken will become a breeze. There are so many overlooked opportunities waiting to be discovered with your microwave. Today we change that! Let’s explore a few chicken recipes cooked to perfection in your convection microwave.

How To Cook Chicken In A Convection Microwave

Chicken Noodle Bowls

Add stir fry veggies and some peanut butter, chicken, and scallions and soon your once boring Ramen is tuned into something remarkable.

Serves: 4

Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Stir fry vegetable mix (3 cups, cooked)
  • Peanut butter (1/4 cup)
  • Brown sugar (1 tablespoon, light)
  • Crushed red pepper (1 teaspoon)
  • Water chestnuts (8 oz, drained and sliced)
  • Peanuts (1/4 cup, chopped)
  • Ramen noodles (2 packs, Oriental flavor, broken)
  • Water (1 ¼ cups)
  • Soy sauce (1/4 cup, light)
  • Cornstarch (1 tablespoon)
  • Chicken (2 cups, cooked and chopped)
  • Bamboo shoots (8 oz., drained)
  • Scallions (1/4 cup, chopped)

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large microwave-safe bowl and place to cook on high for about 4 minutes.

Tip: Keep an eye on it and stir if needed halfway through so that it doesn’t overflow in your microwave.

Tomato Chicken

This is one of the easiest meals you’ll ever make.

Serves: 4

Time: 1 hour & 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • onion (1, sliced, large)
  • olive oil (1/4 cup)
  • potatoes (2, quartered, large)
  • garlic cloves (4, crushed)
  • tomato paste (1 can)
  • chicken thighs (4-6, firm)
  • lemon (1, juice only)
  • Sea salt (coarse)
  • Black pepper (ground)

Directions:

  1. Place the garlic, tomato paste, lemon juice, and olive oil into a medium bowl. Add the sea salt & black pepper, as desired.
  2. Arrange the potatoes and chicken evenly into a microwave-safe dish.
  3. Pour the tomato paste over the potatoes and chicken then spread evenly. Place onions over the tomato paste.
  4. Use a lid to cover the dish then set to bake for approx. 20 minutes on high (microwave types and times may vary).
  5. As the chicken is nearly done, remove the cover, and continue to cook until fully cooked through (the internal temperature of your chicken should be at 165 degrees F when done). Serve hot.

Roasted Spicy Chicken

Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and ground black pepper, as required
  • 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, neck and giblets removed
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the dried herbs, spices, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Stuff the chicken cavity with lemon, garlic, and rosemary sprigs.
  3. With kitchen twine, tie the chicken.
  4. Coat the chicken with oil evenly and then, rub with the herb mixture.
  5. Set your microwave on high and set it to run for a minute to heat up.
  6. Sit your chicken, breast up on a flat microwave-safe plate.
  7. Set to bake for approx. 30 minutes (microwave types and times may vary).
  8. When cooking time is complete, allow the chicken to sit in the microwave as-is for about 5-10 minutes before carving.
  9. With a sharp knife, cut the chicken into desired-sized pieces and serve.

Juicy Chicken Legs

Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2½ pounds chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper, as required

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients and mix well.
  2. Arrange the chicken legs onto a large microwave-safe plate.
  3. Coat the chicken legs with oil evenly and then, rub with the herb mixture.
  4. Set your microwave on high and set it to run for a minute to heat up.
  5. Set to bake for approx. 20 minutes (microwave types and times may vary).
  6. When cooking time is complete, allow the chicken to sit in the microwave as-is for about 5 minutes to rest.
  7. Serve hot.

Succulent Chicken Thighs

Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and ground black pepper, as required
  • 4 (5-ounce) chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, add in your coriander, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper, and mix well.
  2. Coat the chicken thighs with oil and then, rub with spice mixture.
  3. Arrange the chicken thighs onto a flat microwave-safe plate.
  4. Set your microwave on high and set it to run for a minute to heat up.
  5. Set to bake for approx. 20 minutes (microwave types and times may vary).
  6. When cooking time is complete, allow the chicken to sit in the microwave as-is for about 5 minutes to rest.
  7. Serve hot.

Final Thoughts

Many of us, grew up hearing our parents tell us that raw chicken shouldn’t be microwaved as it wouldn’t be properly cooked through. That may have true in the past but as technology has improved so has our kitchen appliances. There are so many microwaves these days that come with temperature settings that allow you to select Low, Medium, or High heat. This makes it entirely possible to cook your meat from scratch in a convection microwave.  As always when cooking meat you want to ensure that you keep the general safety recommendations in mind. Remember all microwaves vary so cooking times may differ slightly.

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