Cooking chicken to have on hand for quick meals takes only minutes with the help of the microwave.
For 2 to 2 1/2 cups of cubed, cooked chicken, place 2 whole breasts (1 1/2 to 2 lb.) in a 12x8-inch microwave-safe dish; cover the chicken with microwave-safe waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, turning the dish a half turn and rearranging the chicken halfway through cooking. Cool chicken and cut it into cubes or bite-sized pieces.
Cooked chicken can be used immediately, refrigerated one to two days or tightly wrapped and frozen for up to six months.