It’s the most popular part of a chicken, the original white meat, and the subject of a zillion recipe searches come dinnertime. But look no further, superfans: With easy, inspired techniques that ensure it stays tender and juicy, these fresh recipes take America’s favorite entrée to delicious new heights.
Where do you start when every recipe is a winner? We vote you go with the Hacked Chipotle-Chicken-Salad Sandwiches that’s pictured here. Like all the recipes in this collection, we’ve honed our recipe for stellar results. It all starts with poaching the chicken breast meat, which almost always means submerging a protein in hot water. But that shocks (and toughens) the chicken, so we prefer to start cold, slowly warming the breast and liquid together so the meat stays silky. Our second trick is hacking (or loosely chopping) the meat, to create jagged shapes that grab onto one another and don’t