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Find simple instructions on how to do many cooking and kitchen basics like chopping vegetables, cooking chicken, and making gravy.
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Cooking Chicken, Bacon, Fish, Pork Chops

Ways to Cook Chicken
So your recipe calls for "cooked chicken." Now what?
Baking Chicken in the Oven
Some recipes call for whole cooked chicken breasts. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and season your chicken with salt and pepper. Bake in a sprayed baking dish until an internal thermometer reads 165 or there's no pink remaining in the middle, 22-26 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the chicken.
Sautéing Chicken in a Skillet
Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, and place them skin side down in the pan. Cook, turning once, until firm to the touch, about 5 minutes per side.Source

You can also cut the chicken into strips or chunks for quicker and more even cooking. It's easier to tell when it's done without it drying out.
Cooking Chicken in an Instant Pot

Use this infographic to cook some perfect chicken! Note that you're supposed to place the chicken on TOP of a trivet at the bottom of the IP so that it's not directly on the bottom.  Source
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Helpful Tips on Cooking Eggs
For Scrambled Eggs: Beat together 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons milk or water, salt and pepper, if you like, until blended. (You can also do these steps VERY FAST in the skillet once the butter has melted--turn the heat to LOW while doing this, then back up to MEDIUM when you're ready to start stirring.) Heat a small amount of butter or cooking spray in a 7 to 8 inch nonstick omelet pan or skillet over medium heat until hot. Pour in the egg mixture. As the eggs begin to set, gently pull the eggs across the pan with an inverted turner, forming large soft curds. Continue cooking - pulling, lifting and folding eggs until thickened and no visible liquid egg remains. Do not stir constantly.

For Sunny-Side-Up Eggs: Heat a small amount of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Break eggs and slip into pan, one at a time. Immediately reduce heat to low. Cover pan and cook slowly until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 5 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

For Over-Easy or Over-Hard Eggs: Cook as for Sunny-Side-Up, but do not cover pan. When whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 5 to 6 minutes. Slide turner under each egg and carefully flip it over in pan. Cook second side to desired doneness, 30 seconds to 1 minute.