Easy Fixes for 8 Common Kitchen Mishaps
How to Fix Overcooked Chicken
Problem: You slid some chicken breasts under the broiler and forgot about them until a wisp of smoke reminded you.
Solution: Conceal the burnt edges and the dry interior beneath a simple herb sauce. Stir together some olive oil and coarsely chopped fresh herbs―basil, thyme, tarragon, mint, parsley, or a combination―then add a little salt and pepper. Thickly slice the chicken, fan the pieces onto individual plates, and spoon the sauce over the top. Add some vinegar or lemon juice to the herb sauce, Gold says, and you have a vinaigrette sauce that can dress not just the chicken but also salad greens.
Next time: If "out of sight, out of mind" is a problem for you, cook the chicken in a skillet on the stovetop.