This is my mom’s way of cooking her most delicious chicken ever!!
So, I’m pretty terrible in the kitchen, but my mom is pretty awesome. She’s the one who doesn’t need a cookbook, or measuring cups, and can do everything by guesstimation. She manages to make things as delicious as the last time. I just don’t know how she does it!
She told me “cook your chicken this way, and it’ll ALWAYS turn out really moist”, and let me tell you, it has worked every single time and it is sooooo easy!
Here’s the super easy way of making this fall-apart, moist chicken:
I personally prefer thinly cut chicken strips, but you can do this with any cut style chicken.
- Place the chicken in a pan
- Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise over the chicken and then season chicken to your liking. I usually add salt, pepper, garlic power, onion powder, smoked paprika, and parsley flakes.
- Flip chicken and repeat step 2 on opposite side.
- Add some onion slices. This is just for flavoring.
- Add 1 cut in half garlic clove.
- Add water, so that only the tops of the chicken is showing.
- Cook chicken in medium to low heat for approximately 15-20 minutes.
- Chicken is ready once all the water from the pan is gone.
I’m guilty of always over cooking my meats, and everything turns dry. Well not this one, so don’t be afraid of letting the chicken simmer for the entire time. Also, you can’t even taste the mayonnaise. I have a picky-eater at home, and I’m not talking about my 1-year old. My husband hates mayonnaise; he will not eat any type of food that contains mayonnaise base (like potatoe salad); sandwiches with mayonnaise? big no, no. The first couple of times I cooked the chicken this way, he couldn’t tell that I had added mayonnaise. Till one day he caught me as I was prepping the chicken; he likes it so much he doesn’t mind it on the chicken.
I also like to get a bit creative with the mayonnaise mixture, combine the mayonnaise with some hot sauce, barbecue sauce, etc.
I regret not paying more attention to her cooking when I was at home, now that my mom is hundreds of miles away, I find myself calling her asking “how do you make this?”