All microwaves cook differently even if they are of the same size and wattage. You might need to adjust your cooking time. After you cooked your first batch, you’ll know what time is best for your specific microwave and personal taste.
1/2pound(227g)boneless, skinless chicken breast or thigh meat, cut into bite sized pieces
2cups(182g)broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
2teaspoons(10ml)vegetable oilor olive oil
1/4teaspoon(1.25ml)dried herbs of choice (basil, oregano, thyme, dill etc.)
In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the chicken, broccoli, oil, garlic powder, dried herbs, salt, and pepper. Stir to evenly combine.
Cover with a microwave safe lid or plate and Microwave on High for 3 minutes.
Stir to separate any raw chicken pieces and then cover again. Continue to Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Check the doneness and if needed continue microwaving for 30 second intervals or until cooked to your linking and internal temperature reaches at least 165°F (74°C).
Keeping the lid on for a few minutes will also allow the chicken to continue cooking in the hot steam.
If adding the optional cheese, sprinkle the top with the grated cheese and microwave for another 15 seconds or cover and let sit for about 1 minute until cheese is melted.
Refer to Your Microwave Manual for Safety & Cooking GuidelinesGeneral microwave cooking time notes:
600-800w - Lower Wattage Microwaves: More time often needed
900-1100w - Average Wattage Microwaves
1200-1300w - High Wattage Microwaves: Less time often needed
Microwave Safe Containers & Lids
Microwave safe glass (particularly borosilicate glass) & ceramic containers are the recommended choice. *Do not use cracked or otherwise damaged containers.
Never use plastics (containers, bags, wrap, etc.) that are not labeled microwave safe. Never use styrofoam, metal, or aluminum foil.
Lids - microwave safe glass, ceramic or silicone is best. A microwave safe plate works great as a lid. Parchment paper, wax paper, or paper towels work fine, but may not hold the steam in as much (many recipes benefits from the steam retention). Microwave safe plastic lids are considered acceptable. Usually we prefer to use a lid from glass, ceramic, or silicone and just use the microwave safe plastic lids that come with the containers for storing.