Pyrex dishes. 10 points.?
I've bought a small glass Pyrex dish today, how do I cook chicken breasts in the oven in it?
- tuesdayLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Chicken breasts can be cooked in a Pyrex baking dish, sort of. If it's an older one (like from a thrift store) no problem. If it's new..Pyrex really shouldn't be used for baking without liquid. Adding a little (not a lot) of chicken stock, veggie stock, and a few cut vegetables to the chicken breasts will be safer, sort of.
Pyrex switched from borosilicate to soda lime glass only after Corning sold the brand to World Kitchen in 1998. Prior to that, Pyrex was considered practically indestructible. The Pyrex bakeware that our mums and grans had is still stronger than anything and I've never known one to break. However there have been many reports of the new version of Pyrex baking dishes exploding, even with very low oven temperatures. It happened to me. I was cooking 4 Cornish game hens in a Pyrex baking dish (temp 325*F/162*c) and about 20 minutes in I heard a huge explosion. Thousands of reports just like mine launched a few investigations re: Pyrex and it's strength.
Consumers have been noticing for years that their Pyrex bakeware unexpectedly explodes either during or just after use. It's definitely not unusual for a Pyrex baking dish to suddenly shatter when sitting it a hot oven or after having been removed from one. Ironic that they are manufactured for baking in an oven.
You know what? If I were you, I would return it and get your money back. I personally think that bakeware that can only be safely used when the temp is low, and with all of their other long list of guidelines for use is really pushing it. It just isn't the same Pyrex as it used to be and that's all there is to it. I wouldn't take that risk again. It is dangerous to bake with, so what good is it?
Basic seasoned oven-baked chicken breast recipe:
-boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 lb)
-1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
-1 1/2 teaspoons parsley flakes
-1 teaspoon seasoned salt
-1 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
-1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
(use fresh herbs if you have on hand)
If using a Pyrex baking dish, pour in about 1 cup of stock.
1 Heat oven to 400°F.
Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
Brush both sides of chicken with oil.
Sprinkle both sides with parsley, seasoned salt, garlic pepper and basil.
Place in baking dish.
2 Bake uncovered 25 to 35 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
3 Cool chicken 10 to 15 minutes.
Cut into desired size pieces for recipes calling for cooked chicken.
Wrap tightly and refrigerate up to 2 days or freeze up to 1 month.
20 recipes for chicken breasts:
Simple baked Parmesan chicken recipe:
Oven-baked chicken cacciatore:
Grilled Taco-flavoured chicken:
SAFETY and USAGE INSTRUCTIONS for PYREX
For more information, visit / or call the World Kitchen Help Center at 1-800-999-3436.
WARNING: FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE WARNINGS BELOW MAY RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR MAY CAUSE YOUR GLASSWARE TO BREAK OR SHATTER IMMEDIATELY OR LATER.
Pyrex baking dish safety guidelines/baking with Pyrex safety tips:
(Pyrex guidelines spelled out in link ^)
- JaneLv 77 years ago
You can use Pyrex the same way you would with any other baking dish.
I prefer to use metal and oven-proof ceramic dishes, as I remember when I was a kid my mum putting a very hot Pyrex dish into the sink that had cold water in it, and it exploding, scattering glass shrapnel everywhere! And I don't see it having any particular advantages.
- pennybarrLv 77 years ago
If you've purchased whole bone-in chicken breasts, there are many ways to cook them. One of the simplest is to preheat your oven to 375F degrees. Season the breasts with salt and pepper. Mix about 1/2 cup peach or apricot preserves with 2 tablespoons Ketchup, 1/2 minced onion and 1 clove mince garlic. Spray the pyrex pan with Pam or spread a bit of oil over the Pyrex dish. Put the chicken in pan, spread the Preserves mixture over the chicken breasts and bake, uncovered, for 45-55 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with white or brown rice and a green vegetable or salad.
If you've purchased boneless chicken breasts, you only need to bake them for 30-45 minutes. If you've purchased chicken scallop or cutlets, saute them in a skillet. Most chicken scallops or cutlets will dry out if cooked in the oven unless they are fairly thick.
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- MaryLv 44 years ago
I've found that steel wool (like SOS pads) will do the trick every time. A little work, but it does remove the sludge that builds up (from a gas oven). Both Da Lady and Dr. F's answers will work well too, they're just a bit more caustic in nature. To choose best answer, you have to wait until the end of the day, YA has a open question time limit, before you can choose best answer (I'm not sure how many hours this actually is). Then go to your profile page, click on the 'My Questions' link, a link to your question will be there. Once you see the blue 'choose best answers' boxes, you can make your choice.
- ?Lv 57 years ago
We have some newer small Pyrex glass kitchenware which comes with lids and it's great for storing foods in the refrigerator.
We have two very OLD Pyrex deep dish glass pie plates which we use for steaming foods and baking foods in the oven all the time - no problem.
- Diane B.Lv 77 years ago
There are many ways to "cook chicken breasts" in an oven, whether in a glass (or Pyrex-brand glass) baking dish or not. You could roast them, bake them, stew them, steam them, etc.
I usually just use a baking tray (shorter sides than baking "dish") for my marinated baked chicken breasts, but could be done in a container with taller sides as well. My recipe for that is in my answer here:
And here are many other recipes for cooking chicken breasts in baking dishes, casserole dishes, on baking trays, etc:
http://www.thekitchn.com/basic-technique-dry-poach... (can use aluminum foil or an upturned bowl, etc, instead of the parchment paper as cover)
(Glass baking dishes can also be used in microwave ovens just like any other "microwave-safe" containers:
- nursegrannyLv 67 years ago
just be sure you grease it and follow whatever recipe you are going to use. if you don't have one, you can spray the dish with canola oil. put seasoning on your chicken breasts. bake at 375 til no longer pink inside.
- 3 years ago
like both, fruits: berries, oranges, pears, peaches, dragonfruit, pomegranate.... Vegetables: CUCUMBERS, bok choy, green beans, broccoli,.... My spouse and i guess the two are great.
- TheresaLv 43 years ago
They both are Ideal for your health. If you eat both, you're better off. But yea, I'd personally choose fruits because they taste better.