3 Ways To Cooked Canned Chicken Breast

Does canned chicken have to be cooked?

For your information, canned chicken is cooked so you can totally eat them right out from the can like adding to your salad. It’s okay if you continue to cook the canned chicken, but as already mentioned, they are cooked in the canning process so don’t overcook them or they will decrease in the quality and lose nutrients. 

Why does canned chicken look pink?

During the canning and storage process, the poultry meat (specifically chicken) in the can will develop a pink color due to the lack of oxygen in the sealed container. You can surely see this noticeable pink color right after opening the product but it will disappear after a few minutes exposing with the air. 

Is canned chicken breast healthy?

The answer to this question is yes, but not right with all kinds and not healthy enough to eat every single day. Canned chicken breast is loaded with proteins and nutrients but low in fat and carb as the fresh counterparts. However, you better read the label on the can of chicken breast and choose the kind with a low sodium level and no preservatives. 

The canned chicken will be safe to consume and won’t make you sick as long as it is properly stored. Any canned goods will cause foodborne illness (not only canned chicken) if they have spoil identifications like mold, an off smell or discoloration. 

How to cook canned chicken breast?

There are countless ways that you can use canned chicken breast. Cooking canned chicken properly will not only help you satisfy your stomach but also provide a lot of health benefits. We will show you a super simple recipe for a hearty and quick breakfast that you can make in minutes for the whole family with ease.


  • 1 can ​of canned chicken (about 12 oz)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. of lemon juice
  • 1 ½ cups of grated cheese
  • 2 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1 apple (finely chopped)
  • 12 slices whole-wheat bread​
  • 1/4 cup softened butter


  • A skillet
  • A bowl
  • A spoon or spatula


  1. Combine the chicken, mayonnaise, lemon juice, grated cheese, celery, and apple in a bowl 
  2. Make sandwiches with the bread. Then spread the outsides of the sandwiches with the softened butter
  3. Grill the sandwiches in the skillet over medium heat until golden and the cheese is melted (about 3 to 5 minutes per side) 
  4. Stuff the sandwiches with the prepared mixture of the filling and serve


  • Using a nonstick skillet to prevent the sandwichs from sticking
  • You can change the ingredients per your liking to make the filling of the sandwichs
  • This recipe can be served for 6 people 

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