How do I cook chicken without it getting tough?
Since most boneless skinless breasts arent the same thickness, it isnt easy to cook them evenly. The best way to avoid overcooking is to make the chicken the same thickness all around. To do this, you place the chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap and hit it with a meat mallet to an even thickness.
How do you soften tough chicken?
Tough meats (or chicken) can be made more tender by cooking at a lower temperature for a long time. One way you could make those tough birds edible would be to braise them. This can be done either on the stove top or in the oven. On the stove top, a heavy pan like a dutch oven is best.