53 Ratings
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  • 4 Rating Star 17
  • 3 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 2 Rating Star 1

This is a quick and easy microwave recipe for chicken that keeps in lots of flavor and moisture. You can adjust the seasonings to whatever you want. Serve with the side dishes of your choice.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Pour the water into a microwave-safe casserole dish, and place in the microwave. Heat until boiling, about 2 minutes. Stir in bouillon cubes, butter, italian seasoning, dill, and garlic salt.

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  • Pierce the chicken breasts with a fork on one side, and place the pierced side down in the casserole dish. The chicken should be almost covered by the liquid, if not completely covered.

  • Cover the dish, and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear. If the chicken is not done after the 10 minutes, continue to cook at 1 1/2 minute intervals.

Nutrition Facts

332.02 calories; 23.69 g protein; 1.53 g carbohydrates; 25.65 g fat; 122.19 mg cholesterol; 1246.27 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Anonymous
01/29/2005
Quick easy and flavorful! I didn't have chicken bouillon so I used chicken broth instead. I also used frozen chicken breast tenderloins and they cooked wonderfully...no need to thaw first. The chicken was very tender. I will definitely make this again.
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
02/22/2007
chicken was not moist but was swimming in tons of bland liquid!
(1)
53 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 28
  • 4 Rating Star 17
  • 3 Rating Star 6
  • 1 Rating Star 1
  • 2 Rating Star 1
Anonymous
01/29/2005
Quick easy and flavorful! I didn't have chicken bouillon so I used chicken broth instead. I also used frozen chicken breast tenderloins and they cooked wonderfully...no need to thaw first. The chicken was very tender. I will definitely make this again.
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Barbara K
10/21/2007
This was great! I scaled it for 2 chicken breasts cut up some cabbage and carrots and placed them on top and had a perefect meal in 12 minutes! Thanks for the recipe!!
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THYMEFORME
05/24/2005
Loved this. This was my second time to microwave chicken. It has been delicious both times. In this recipe I used fat-free chicken broth in place of water and bouillon cubes. Reduced butter to 2 Tbsp and used light. Used 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Will definitely make again. Next time I will add minced garlic to the broth and save the light butter to pour on the poached chicken. Thanks so much MINDERK
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JFSOO
02/13/2006
I've made this several times for chicken salad. The chicken comes out incredibly moist and flavorful even if you cut back on the butter. I add a little more garlic than is called for.:) Thanks for a great recipe!
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Anonymous
08/09/2004
Very delicious chicken. I tried the recipe over the weekend. My family loved it. I served it over alfredo pasta. Very quick and tasty.
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Anonymous
06/20/2005
A number of recipes on this site call for cooked chicken breast and so I was looking for a quick and tasty way to cook chicken breasts. This was a snip to make and the chicken was tender and moist. I can't say I would ever cook it just to eat plain but as a way to provide tasty cooked breast for other recipes I can recommend it.
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Anonymous
09/28/2005
I used the recipe to prepare chicken for chicken fried rice. The result was amazing! The chicken was SO moist and tender! Usually I pick my way around the chicken because it would tend to be dry. This time I found myself picking the chicken out and eating it. This recipe can be changed up to go with anything for which you need chicken! It's great!
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diana canada
06/07/2010
best chicken ever. thanks minderk. i used left over chicken and juices the make a soup.
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JENNJENN43
01/03/2006
Like another reviewer I also used this method/recipe to cook chicken needed for another recipe...this is the first time I have ever cooked chicken in the microwave. It was moist quick and EASY!! Will definitely use again!
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