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1. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

OK, I've got dinner guests tonight.

I've bought chicken fillets. I've bought lemon and herb marinade. What the hell do I do with them? I'm thinking, seal them by frying and then wrap them in tin foil and stick them in the oven but, for how long? At what temperature?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Simply grill the bastards.

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Grilling always dries the meat out though . . .

4. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Depends if they are breasts (the chicken that is). It is the worst meat to buy as it's dry and tasteless.

But it should be okay with a marinade. Just go easy with the heat.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

I posted this question on the cookery forum I am a member of.
Here is the link so u can read the replies.
There are lots of members who generally reply very promptly so it should not be long before at least one of them comes up with some good tips.
I presume u can still read the threads if u are not a member.
Let me know if that is not so.

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/f15/how-does-one-cook-chicken-fillets-40277.html#post511497

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 23, 2007, at 1:55 AM by Mel. ]

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Thanks Mel

It looks like a pretty cool forum.

7. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Yeah, they are nice people.
What I like about them is that they are normal.
Not like those horrible food snobs on some sites.
Well most of them are OK anyway. There are always a few.......

Anyway, I am amazed that none of them have yet replied, so in case u dont know how to marinade.... It takes time so u should do it now.
Put the chicken in a tubberware box and pour the marinade over it and put a lid on the box. Then keep it in the fridge until it is time to cook the chicken. It is usually best to marinade something for at least overnight to give the chicken time to absorb the flavours but all day is not too bad.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 23, 2007, at 3:32 AM by Mel. ]

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Mickeyboab, I got the following message on the cookery site for cooking the chicken.

Hi Mel, Chicken breast, you can season the breast (after patting dry)
with salt, pepper garlic powder whatever you like, dust with flour,
shake off excess. Saute in a little oil and butter over med. heat till
brown on both sides, cover and reduce heat a little for maybe another 10
-15 mins. When you make a small slit and its no longer pink and the
juices run clear - their done. good luck.

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Put them in a cast iron pan with olive oil, rosemary, red onions, garlic clove, lemon wedges, rock salt, ground pepper, and a little chicken stock and coat them with the marinade - then stick the whole thing in the oven. Let them simmer in there awhile, but add chicken stock as needed. Delicious, nutritious AND it looks real pretty.

10. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Put them in a cast iron pan with olive oil, rosemary, red onions, garlic clove, lemon wedges, rock salt, ground pepper, and a little chicken stock and coat them with the marinade - then stick the whole thing in the oven. Let them simmer in there awhile, but add chicken stock as needed. Delicious, nutritious AND it looks real pretty.

I like the sound of that. How long for and at what temperature?