Please Comment - What to do about oversalted chicken?
The boss's wife fell and broke both of her arms and my midwestern values require me to take a meal over to their house. I settled on a sauted chicken with vegs in wine sauce, lemon pesto and a salad. I sprinkled both sides of the chicken breast with sea salt, then dredged in flour and sauted, added other veggies and wine and cooked to completion. But horrors! I tried the finished product and I had sprinkled way too much salt on the chicken. (I will never add salt before dredging again...) I don't have any more chicken in the house, or I would make it again, minus the salt. I already told them I would bring this over tomorrow. Is there anything I can do? Would you bring the salty chicken over? Any chance it might fade overnight?
Any and all advice and suggestions are appreciated!
Get another chicken and start over ...
Ain't nothin' you can do that will be effective in removing salt from food that's already cooked.
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What a bummer! It's not going to fade away... I know what I would do- toss it, or keep the salty stuff to try and pull apart and fix, but I wouldn't bring it to friends.
Take a deep breath and start over. I'd start thinking, "ok, maybe that's meant to be- this dish wouldn't taste good re-heated anyway..." or "who really eats chicken? most people just tolerate chicken..." or most likely: "that wine wasn't the best choice for the sauce, I'll just have to drink the rest of the bottle and try again..."
I'm sorry :o(