Here are 3 reasons your chicken is dry. Let’s see what we find out.
“Why the heck does my chicken get so dry by the next day?”
I’ve had this trouble too in the past and vowed to find a solution.
- How are you storing it in the fridge? Is it sitting on a plate? Left in a half-ass container where the lid doesn’t fit right? Your refrigerator is forever circulating air to keep things fresh but it can also cause your chicken to dry.
- Solution: store it in an air tight container. This will prevent air going in or out while in the fridge but will maintain a cold temp and prevent it from going bad.
- Have you considered boiling your chicken??? Boiling chicken adds a little extra water which allows it to naturally stay juicy even days out. It can even be frozen after its been boiled. Boiled chicken can be used for wraps, salads, stews, and much, much more. Try it!
- This simple tool has also helped me keep my chicken super moist AND safe. “The meat thermometer!” This inexpensive tool helps prevent overcooking your chicken and to me, that’s probably the number one “chicken dryer” right there.
Everyone wants to make sure their chicken is fully cooked and you should too, but don’t cook it to the point of rubber! So do yourself a favor, go to any super market, Target, etc and get yourself a meat thermometer. This can make a world of difference in how you cook meats.