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How to Cook Chicken Breasts in a Flavorwave Oven

author image Fred Decker
Fred Decker is a trained chef and certified food-safety trainer. Decker wrote for the Saint John, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, and has been published in Canada's Hospitality and Foodservice magazine. He's held positions selling computers, insurance and mutual funds, and was educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
How to Cook Chicken Breasts in a Flavorwave Oven
Chicken breast with a small salad. Photo Credit: Elena_Danileiko/iStock/Getty Images

When you broil meat in your oven, it's not the actual heat that cooks it so quickly. It's your oven's superheated broiler element that radiates infrared energy, according to "On Food and Cooking" by Harold McGee. The Flavorwave oven uses a less intense version of infrared cooking, which allows you to cook larger cuts than a broiler. The heat generated is circulated by a fan, making the Flavorwave a convection oven as well.

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Step 1

Adjust the rack of your Flavorwave to 4 inches from the heat source.

Step 2

Season your chicken breasts with salt and pepper. If you're using skinless breasts, brush them lightly with olive oil to protect them from the oven's intensity.

Step 3

Lay your chicken breasts on the Flavorwave's rack and replace the dome. Press the time set button and rotate the start button, setting it for 18 minutes.

Step 4

Press the power button. The Flavorwave will display the default cooking temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Press start to begin cooking.

Step 5

Test the chicken breasts with an instant-read thermometer after the oven beeps to signal the end of its cycle. It should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit at the thickest part of the breast. If not, set the time for another 3 to 5 minutes to finish cooking them.

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