Recipe calls for cooked chicken, can I use raw chicken?

I'm cooking a bean chili, and the recipe says that after the beans have cooked for an hour, to put in cooked chicken, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 minutes. Will that be enough time for raw chicken to cook?

E. Lang
  • Posted by: E. Lang
  • April 22, 2014


bigpan April 22, 2014
If you are OK with raw chicken contaminating the beans, go for it. As noted above, it only takes a few minutes to flash fry deboned chicken pieces which will add the flavor the recipe author is basing the recipe on.
kimhw April 22, 2014
Can you just poach and screws the chicken while the beans are cooking? That would be the best idea.
Meaghan F. April 22, 2014
I agree, cook the chicken pretty much any method at all (hard to give specifics without knowing the cut) before you add it... Safety issues aside, I think the chicken's texture would suffer if added raw, unless sliced really reeeeeally thinly and added "shabu shabu" style at the very end. (Which would make it a pretty unique chili I suppose lol!!)
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