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Chicken Breast Tastes Like Rubber? How To Cook Juicy, Tender Chicken Breasts

If you’ve ever cooked a chicken breast, you know that they have a tendency to come out dry and rubbery.

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In this blog post, we’ll share some tips for how to make juicy, tender chicken breasts every time.

So keep reading to find out how to cook chicken like a pro!

Why does the texture of my chicken breast taste rubbery?

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One of the most common mistakes people make when cooking chicken breast is overcooking it.

This will often result in a rubbery texture.

To avoid this, make sure you cook chicken breast until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cooking chicken breast at a lower temperature for a longer period of time can also help to prevent it from drying out and becoming rubbery.

Another tip is to brine chicken breasts before cooking them.

This will help to keep them moist and flavorful.

Whatever method you choose, just be sure not to overcook your chicken breasts!

Is it safe to eat rubbery chicken breast?

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Yes, it is safe to eat rubbery chicken breast.

In fact, it’s perfectly normal for chicken breast to be slightly rubbery when cooked.

This texture is the result of the proteins in the meat shrinking and contracting as they cook, and it doesn’t indicate that the chicken is undercooked or unsafe to eat.

However, if you find that your chicken breast is significantly rubbery, this may be a sign that it has been overcooked.

Overcooked chicken can be dry and flavorless, so it’s best to aim for a pinkish-brown color in the center of your chicken breast rather than cooking it until it’s completely white.

How to get rid of the rubbery taste in chicken breast?

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There are a few things you can do to get rid of the rubbery taste in chicken breast.

Marinating the chicken in a mixture of vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil for at least an hour before cooking can help to tenderize it and make it more flavorful.

You can also pound the chicken breast thin before cooking it, which will also help to make it more tender.

Finally, cooking the chicken over high heat for a short amount of time will help to keep it from becoming rubbery.


So there you have it!

Our top tips for making juicy, tender chicken breasts.

We hope the article was useful for you and that you’ll give these methods a try next time you cook chicken.

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment below.

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Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Emily W.

Emily Wong is an Asian-American food writer the founder of With nearly 8 years of experience, she has a passion for making cooking accessible to everyone and sharing her personal experiences with food. Emily's vision for is to create a community of food lovers who are passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing their experiences with others. Read my story
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