Savory And Sweet Chicken Cold Cut Recipe In 6 Easy Steps

Savory And Sweet Chicken Cold Cut Recipe In 6 Easy Steps

Last Updated on May 14, 2024

Today, we make a homemade chicken cold cut recipe using chicken breasts and a couple of basic spices. This recipe is easy but takes some time.

But don’t worry, most of the time is spent waiting for the chicken to finish marinating. And that exact amount of time is up to you. The longer it marinates, the better the flavor will be.

Give this recipe a try and don’t forget to let us know what you think about it!

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What Are Chicken Cold Cuts?

Cold cuts are any type of cooked meat that is served cold and sliced. It can be made from any type and cut of meat. That includes chicken (which is what we will be making today), beef, pork, and turkey.

Some cuts that work best (in general) include turkey and chicken breasts, roast chicken, roast beef, and many different cuts of pork.

These cuts are also usually flavored with salt and spices. Sometimes, sugar is also added to help create a sweeter flavor profile. And of course, don’t forget that the cooking method you use will also add flavor.

Hot smoking is a technique that can flavor the meat with smokiness while simultaneously cooking it as well.

So, what about our chicken cold cut recipe? Today’s cold cut will be made from chicken breasts. The seasonings we will use are also very basic. This way, you can experiment yourself to create a cut that suits your preferences best.

The overall technique for this chicken cold cut recipe is also very easy. Most of the time is spent marinating the chicken breasts. This will help tenderize the meat while adding flavor as well.

Once the chicken breasts have been marinated, they can be cooked and cooled. It’s as easy as that!

This cold slice can be diced or sliced. It goes incredibly well with sandwiches, salads, casseroles, and as-is in a lunchbox set.

So, let’s take a look at how to make our incredibly flavorful chicken cold cut recipe from scratch!

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What You Need To Make This Chicken Cold Cut Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless (if possible)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon mixed dried herbs (we prefer Italian herbs)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Deboning knife, optional
  • Chopping board, optional
  • Paper towels
  • Whisk
  • Zip-lock bags
 

Step by step instructions 

Step 1: Prepare the chicken breasts

If you haven’t bought prepared chicken breast, you have to prepare them before marinating them. This includes removing the skin from the flesh and deboning the breast.

You can take a look at this visual guide for how to debone a chicken breast.

Once the breasts have been prepared, you can clean them and pat them dry with paper towel.

Step 2: Make the marinate

Next, whisk together all of the remaining ingredients to make a seasoned honey marinade. If the honey is too sticky, you can slightly heat it in the microwave to make it more workable.

Whisk until the flavors are evenly distributed.

Step 3: Coat and marinate the chicken

Once your marinade is made (make sure it is at room temperature) you can coat the prepared chicken breasts very well with the honey marinade.

Place the chicken breasts inside the zip-lock bag/s. Then, push out as much air as you can. Seal the bag and place it inside the fridge.

These breasts should marinate for at least 24 hours. But, you can leave it to infuse for up to 72 hours (3 days).

Step 4: Rinse the marinade off the chicken breasts

Once you are happy with how long the chicken has marinated, you can remove it from the bags and rinse it under cold running water.

Soak the chicken in cold water (inside the fridge) for 35 minutes per 24 hours you left it to marinate.

Step 5: Bake your chicken

If you are using an oven, set the temperature to 250ºF (125ºC). Then, remove the chicken from the cold water and pat it dry. Place it in a lined baking or roasting tray.

Leave the chicken to bake for about 40-60 minutes.

Step 6: Cool and chill the chicken cold cut

Once the chicken is completely cooked, remove it from the oven. Leave it to cool at room temperature for about 45 minutes.

then, wrap it in plastic wrap or place it inside an airtight container. Allow it to chill completely before attempting to slice it.

Expert Tips And Tricks

  • Soaking the marinated raw chicken breast before baking it is crucial. This is a technique that is used to help remove excess salt in the chicken when it is marinated. It will create a more balanced flavor profile, so don’t skip this step.
  • The exact baking times will depend on the size of your chicken breast. Do not remove the chicken before the internal temperature (at the thickest part) is 165ºF (74ºC).
  • You can also make this chicken cold cut recipe in a smoker. Use the same temperature and more or less the same smoking times. You can even bake the chicken before adding it to the smoker to cold smoke.
  • Your cold cut will easily last between 4-5 days. After this, you should check whether or not it is still fine to eat using this guide.
  • The chicken cold cut calories per portion for this recipe is around 60 calories. It mainly depends on the size of your chicken breasts, which will ultimately determine the size of your servings. If you substitute the honey with a low-calorie alternative, you can lower the calorie count. Some examples include maple syrup and agave nectar.

Preparations Times And Servings

Marinating Time Baking Time Servings
1-3 days 40-60 minutes 20

Wrapping Things Up – An Easy Chicken Cold Cut Recipe

As you can see, this homemade chicken cold cut recipe is super easy to make, very versatile, and quite effortless. Let us know what flavors you like to add and how your cold cut came out.

And, don’t forget to check out some of our other delicious savory treats on the website!

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Savory And Sweet Chicken Cold Cut Recipe In 6 Easy Steps

Today, we make a homemade chicken cold cut recipe using chicken breasts and a couple of basic spices. This recipe is easy but takes some time. But don't worry, most of the time is spent waiting for the chicken to finish marinating. And that exact amount of time is up to you. The longer it marinates, the better the flavor will be. Give this recipe a try and don't forget to let us know what you think about it!
Prep Time3 days
Baking Time1 hour
Total Time3 days 1 hour
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast cold cuts, chicken cold cut calories, chicken cold cut recipe, chicken cold cuts, chicken roll cold cuts
Servings: 20 servings

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Deboning knife, optional
  • Chopping board, optional
  • Paper Towels
  • Whisk
  • Zip-lock bags

Ingredients
  

  • 4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless (if possible)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon mixed dried herbs (we prefer Italian herbs)
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken breasts
    If you haven't bought prepared chicken breast, you have to prepare them before marinating them. This includes removing the skin from the flesh and deboning the breast.
    You can take a look at this visual guide for how to debone a chicken breast.
    Once the breasts have been prepared, you can clean them and pat them dry with paper towel.
    4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless (if possible)
  • Make the marinate
    Next, whisk together all of the remaining ingredients to make a seasoned honey marinade. If the honey is too sticky, you can slightly heat it in the microwave to make it more workable.
    Whisk until the flavors are evenly distributed.
    2 1/2 tablespoons raw honey, 1 tablespoon mixed dried herbs (we prefer Italian herbs), 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes, 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper, 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Coat and marinate the chicken
    Once your marinade is made (make sure it is at room temperature) you can coat the prepared chicken breasts very well with the honey marinade.
    Place the chicken breasts inside the zip-lock bag/s. Then, push out as much air as you can. Seal the bag and place it inside the fridge.
    These breasts should marinate for at least 24 hours. But, you can leave it to infuse for up to 72 hours (3 days).
  • Rinse the marinade off the chicken breasts
    Once you are happy with how long the chicken has marinated, you can remove it from the bags and rinse it under cold running water.
    Soak the chicken in cold water (inside the fridge) for 35 minutes per 24 hours you left it to marinate.
  • Bake your chicken
    If you are using an oven, set the temperature to 250ºF (125ºC). Then, remove the chicken from the cold water and pat it dry. Place it in a lined baking or roasting tray.
    Leave the chicken to bake for about 40-60 minutes.
  • Cool and chill the chicken cold cut
    Once the chicken is completely cooked, remove it from the oven. Leave it to cool at room temperature for about 45 minutes.
    Then, wrap it in plastic wrap or place it inside an airtight container. Allow it to chill completely before attempting to slice it.

Notes

Soaking the marinated raw chicken breast before baking it is crucial. This is a technique that is used to help remove excess salt in the chicken when it is marinated. It will create a more balanced flavor profile, so don't skip this step.
The exact baking times will depend on the size of your chicken breast. Do not remove the chicken before the internal temperature (at the thickest part) is 165ºF (74ºC).
You can also make this chicken cold cut recipe in a smoker. Use the same temperature and more or less the same smoking times. You can even bake the chicken before adding it to the smoker to cold smoke.
Your cold cut will easily last between 4-5 days. After this, you should check whether or not it is still fine to eat using this guide.
The chicken cold cut calories per portion for this recipe is around 60 calories. It mainly depends on the size of your chicken breasts, which will ultimately determine the size of your servings. If you substitute the honey with a low-calorie alternative, you can lower the calorie count. Some examples include maple syrup and agave nectar.

4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Generally I don’t read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice article.

  2. 5 stars
    I appreciate how versatile this recipe is, perfect for any occasion. Whether it’s a cozy night in or a special celebration with friends and family, this dish fits the bill. It’s a recipe that can be adapted to suit any culinary need or preference.

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