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Oct 25, 2012 01:01 PM

Cooking tip for a made ahead delivered meal ...

Hi. I'm making some breaded chicken cutlets as part of a delivered dinner to bring to a family in mourning. I've browned them nicely but they are very undercooked on the inside still .. I don't want them to be all dried out when I re heat them later. QUESTION ... how long do I cook them in the oven to insure through and through doneness but not dryness? Thanks all!

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  1. Since we have no way of knowing how thick they are or how undercooked they are, I think the only good answer to this question is to use a meat thermometer.

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    1. re: biondanonima

      oops .. yes. good point. They are big and fat breasts.. not pounded .. and they are still very pink on the inside.

      Just a ballpark .. how long would a chicken breast take to cook through in the oven and at what temp?

      But your thermometer idea is a god one!

      1. re: Susanbnyc

        With breading you probably don't want to go too hot, because it could burn before the chicken cooks. Will they be put into the oven directly from the fridge? I would guess they'll need at least 20-25 mins at 350, maybe longer, depending on what temperature they are to begin with.

        1. re: biondanonima

          Thanks! That helps me plan a bit better. I'll bring the thermometer to be sure though.

    2. Am I the only one who would not touch this chicken with a ten foot pole after reading this thread You just never know at these potluck/funeral type deals do you.