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Old 12-10-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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What to do with 2 very dry, but tasty smoked chicken breasts?

I have two apple wood smoked chicken breasts that are way overcooked (long story). They are inedible as is. Is there anything I can do with them to be able to use them? I am thinking the meat has to be shredded because if you try to cut it is just flakes apart it is so dry.

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:50 AM   #2
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Put them in the steamer to rehydrate them the make up the curry gravy I posted.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #3
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Could you shred it, soak it overnight in your favorite BBQ sauce, and heat to pile on rolls for sandwiches?
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:57 AM   #4
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Bolas, point me in the direction of your gravy curry. That sounds like it could be interesting.

Kathleen, not a bad idea. I will keep that one in mind as well. I am not a huge fan of bbq sauce on things. If I do use it I go very light, but in this case a good bbq sauce just might be the answer.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:19 AM   #5
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chop up and make a chicken vegetable soup? Black bean and chicken soup? Tortilla soup?
Chicken salad for rolls?
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:23 AM   #6
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Great idea Rocklobstah. I do have a little cold so chicken soup would be perfect right now.

Keep em coming guys. These are all great so far.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:25 AM   #7
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You could also shred it for a smoked chicken salad! I once had a chicken salad with smoked chicken that included celery, grapes, pecans, etc. and some sort of creamy salad dressing.

There was a smoked turkey sandwich that I once had that you could use with the smoked chicken. Mix shredded chicken with cream cheese, then layer with avocado, sunflower seeds, sprouts, and mayo.

I also love the soup idea by RockLobster.


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Old 12-10-2011, 10:28 AM   #8
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That sounds like the chicken salad my mom used to make minus the smoke. I dont eat mayo so chicken salad was never something I could enjoy, but if I did that is exactly how I would make it. The grapes used to seem so weird to me, but they really do work.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:32 AM   #9
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Use it for tacos/burritos/quesadillas/etc. Shred the meat and douse it with some salsa or taco sauce then make the tortilla treat of your choice. Smaller pieces will minimize the impact of the dryness while preserving the smoke flavor.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:38 AM   #10
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The kids have been loving tacos lately. Good one Andy.
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