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Pampered Chef: How much chicken?

  1. ChefJoyJ

    ChefJoyJ Veteran Member

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    The mexican chicken lasagna calls for 3 cups of cooked chicken. How many pounds/breasts is that? My husband and I buy our meat in bulk at Sams and then vacuum seal and freeze it. I'm making it and need to know how much to thaw.

    Also...can I just cook them in the DCB prior to making the lasagna? How long would I cook them?
     
    Aug 19, 2009
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  2. c00p

    c00p Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Typically, 1 chicken breast = 1 c. of meat. If the chicken is smaller or larger, you can adjust accordingly!
     
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  3. kewaters

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    yes, I estimate 1 chicken breast to about 1 cup of chicken. Also, I did this demo at a show a couple weeks ago. When I got to host's house I prepped chicken and cooked it in the DCB (about 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink) so it was ready to be chopped when the show started. Then, I was able to demo the salad choppers to cut up the chicken (I sold a couple of these) and then transferred the chicken into the small stainless bowl and went on with the rest of the demo.
     
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  4. ChefJoyJ

    ChefJoyJ Veteran Member

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    Thanks! These are the Sam's Club chicken breasts - huge! I'll probably cook 2, b/c I figure that'll give me enough. Can I cook them in the micro in the DCB? I'm sure I can...but I'm not sure how long to cook them? :confused:
     
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  5. chefcharity

    chefcharity Advanced Member

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    Yep, do it just like the post above yours said. I do pound mine out a little flatter first. Cover with seran wrap and either use the meat tenderizer (flat side) or a skillet.
     
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  6. crystalscookingnow

    crystalscookingnow Senior Member Gold Member

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    Absolutely in the DCB. Just salt & pepper them, then pop them in the microwave. The thicker cut ones usually take about 10 minutes, but you can check/separate them at 6/7 minutes. :)
     
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