These are great on their own, or to have on pasta, rice, your favorite cooked whole grain or in a sandwich.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
2teaspoons(10ml)vegetable oil or olive oil
1/4teaspoon(1.25ml)dried herbs of choice(basil, oregano, thyme, dill etc.)
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chicken, oil, garlic powder, dried herbs, salt, and pepper. Stir to evenly combine. Spread the chicken into an even layer.
Cover with a microwave safe lid or plate and Microwave on High for 2 minutes.
Stir the chicken and make sure to separate any uncooked pieces. Spread into an even layer.
Cover again and continue to Microwave for about 1 minute. Check the doneness and if needed continue microwaving for 15-30 second intervals or until cooked to your preference 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.
Add Parmesan cheese. Cover and let it sit about 1 minute or microwave for 15 seconds or until the cheese is melted. Garnish with the optional parsley if desired.
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.