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Old 11-22-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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Oil amount?

I never know how much oil to put in the pan when sauteing chicken. I like to take thawed chicken tenders and saute them (as little oil as possible), but I can never figure out what is a good amount of oil. If I put a smaller amount, then it's fine for one side of the chicken but by the time I flip it, most of the oil is gone (I don't think it burns up, but rather just goes into the chicken? there's no smoke). Then the other side burns more than the first side.

if I put too much then I get way too much sizzling and then the chicken gets crusty, which isn't necessarily bad but not what I'm going for. I'd like to just brown both sides but without any sort of crunch.

Is it taboo to add more oil halfway through the cooking for the other side?


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Old 11-22-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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On a separate plate or in a bowl, drizzle the tenders with oil and, using your hands, rub until thoroughly coated. Then lay them into a preheated skillet and sautee. They will retain just the right amount of oil to brown them.
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