Cubed Chicken Breast
Have you ever heard of cubed chicken? It isn’t what you think! This is not chicken breast cut into square cubes as many would expect, but rather it is prepared in a completely different way. This cut of meat is made from our delicious John Henry’s boneless skinless chicken breast; and they are a huge hit with all the hungry tummies at my house. We absolutely love how fast this form of chicken can be prepared all while being tender enough to cut with a fork. I bet you are wondering how this is possible, chicken in 10 minutes and you don’t even need a knife?!
For my littles, this is the closest they come to a chicken “nugget”. The texture is similar to the nugget being that it is very easy to chew and almost seems like a ground meat. I usually prefer to cook my cubed chicken breast in a skillet on the stove top. They cook fast so you have to be watching closely so not to overcook. Cubed chicken breast can be used in many different dishes. Some of our customers like to use them to roll up special blends. Others prefer to bread them with a panko crust, or flour coating. We personally love to eat them with an almond meal breading seasoned with Wildtree’s Adobo seasoning blend. This gives us a great gluten free option with some extra protein.
This handy, dandy contraption makes this all possible. Our butcher cuts a chicken breast in half, and then drops it into the slot on top where it falls through a wheel of pointy teeth that tenderize it. Our butcher catches it, turns it 90 degrees and drops it through a second time to make sure that it is ready to go. We package 2 pieces per pack and that usually weighs in at around 1 lb. A word of caution, because they have been tenderized you must handle them with care when preparing to cook them. A cubed chicken breast will want to start to fall apart if it is handled too much. Once I am ready to cook them, I will carefully take each piece out of the package and hold it in the palm of my hand to help it keep its shape. I will then flip it over into my coating mixture treating it like a pancake. If I am only adding seasoning I would sprinkle the one side with my favorite blend and then flip it over into my heated pan. This cut is definitely kid friendly, mother approved. Because it is a staple at my house, I wanted to make sure all of our John Henry’s customers were able to benefit from this easy lunch or dinner idea.