How do I prevent chicken from being dry?
Overcooking is the most common cause for chicken being dry and/or tough. Recipes often state cooking times, but these should only be looked upon as guidelines. Several factors can affect the accuracy of the cooking time. The thickness of the meat can significantly affect the cooking time; thin selections of meat will cook more quickly than thicker pieces. Heat settings can vary from hob to hob. Even the size, quality and shape of the pan can affect the cooking time. So, the best way to avoid overcooking your chicken is to regularly check on the progress of the dish as it cooks.