Absolutely Hard To Resist! How To Make “No Peek” Chicken

By Rose | Main Dish

Apr 15
Absolutely Hard To Resist! How To Make

Nope! No peeking! You peek and it won’t be perfect. "No Peek" Chicken is one recipe I was so curious about, not only on why it’s named like that but on how to make it. I was completely intrigued.

Whoever thought of this recipe name was totally brilliant. It made the recipe exciting. Just hearing it makes you smile. So let us start today on discovering the delicious truth behind it. Put your apron on, and get ready!

How To Make


Why Is It Called "No Peek" Chicken?

So, that’s it! This recipe is made originally through baking. In the process, the chicken is put in a baking dish, completely sealed with aluminum foil. Essentially, it will be cooked perfect provided you will not disrupt it by peeking inside, checking if it really is cooking right.

So put your curiosity aside, resist the temptation of peeking, trust that it would do its magic by itself, and turn out to be delicious in the end. Satisfied? I am.

Different Methods On How to Cook "No Peek" Chicken

Do you know that "No Peek" or "Don’t Peek" chicken is also called "The Forgotten" chicken? Not going to dig some more on that. At least there is somewhat a relation to it though, you "forget" about the cooking chicken, to avoid peeking on it. You think I am right? Makes sense. Well anyways, I have learned that there are different ways on how to cook it.

  • Baking - It is the method of putting it in the oven, set the timer, forget about it till its cooked.
  • Slow cooker or Crockpot - Instead of using the oven, use the slow cooker. The same principle applies. No peeking! Set the time. Do you know the distinction between the crockpot and the slow cooker? Let us make it clear. Choose what you like to use from the two.
  • Crockpot - Is a pot or container that has a heating feature all over. All the sides and bottom heats when turned on. More like an oven in terms of heating, this pot is made of ceramic or porcelain and a glass lid comes with it. Crockpot method of cooking is good for tenderizing meat or recipes that require slow cooking.
Different Methods On How to Cook
  • Slow cooker - It has the same features with crockpot but this is made out of metal instead of ceramic or porcelain. Unlike crockpot, the slow cooker has a heating base detachable from the pot. You see, it only heats at the bottom. It heats more slowly compared to crockpot.
Different Methods On How to Cook
  • So now it is clear, crockpot heats faster all over while slow cooker really takes from its name, slow cooking. Any slow cooker can be called a crockpot but a crockpot is just a crockpot :). Slow cookers have many uses though, unlike its crockpot origin.

"No Peek" Chicken Recipe Using The Oven

Together with this recipe, you can watch this video to have a better grasp on how to make it. Enjoy!


  • 1 cup uncooked white or brown long-grain rice (brown is healthier).
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup.
  • 1 can cream of celery soup.
  • 1 pack onion soup mix (2 oz.).
  • Cold water (1 can), you can use the empty can of the soup.
  • 1 clove garlic, crinkled.
  • 1 tsp minced parsley.
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce.
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces.
  • Paprika for drizzle.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 inches baking pan.
  3. Get a big bowl, put together all ingredients except the chicken and paprika.
  4. Mix the ingredients well.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Press on top of the mixture the chicken cutlets.
  7. Get the paprika and sprinkle on top.
  8. Seal the dish with aluminum foil. Make sure it fit tight.
  9. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Set the time, forget about it. NEVER peek.


  • Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
  • You can make it ahead and warm it in the microwave. It tastes just great.
  • You can add veggies you like and try some other kind of rice.
  • There is one recipe that calls for frying the chicken first in a skillet before baking. It might help shorten the length of baking time and a little twist when it comes to taste. Maybe it is worth a try!

"No Peek" Chicken Recipe Using The Slow Cooker

Together with this recipe, you can watch this video to have a better grasp on how to make it. Enjoy!


  • ¾ kg. boneless and skinless chicken breasts.
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup.
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup.
  • 1 can water, you can use the empty can of above soups.
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • 2 cups instant rice.
  • 1 pack onion soup mix.

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except the chicken and the soup mix. Mix well.
  2. Prepare the slow cooker.
  3. Transfer ½ of the mixture in the slow cooker.
  4. Press the chicken breast on top of the mixture.
  5. Spread over the chicken the other half of the mixture.
  6. Sprinkle the soup mix on top of the mixture.
  7. Cover the slow cooker lid and cook for 3 hours and 30 minutes.
  8. Absolutely “No Peeking” during the cooking.
  9. Serve and enjoy.
  • You can use either the crockpot or the slow cooker. Find out what suits you.

There are different methods on how to cook "No Peek" Chicken recipe but there are lots of variation on the cooking process and ingredients. Of course, each of us has our own taste and style but here are examples of the variations and who knows, yours might be one of them.

Tips on how to cook
  • You can use different chicken cutlets, whole chicken or a specific part of the chicken like the breasts. If using breasts, it could be as is, boneless, skinless or both skinless and boneless. Your choice! Health conscious people tend to choose skinless chicken breasts.
  • You can use any rice you like. There is the instant rice (minute) or the regular kind. Instant rice is a pre-cooked rice mix while the regular rice is uncooked. What would you prefer? You can choose from a vast variety of rice worldwide.
  • Pick your own taste of the soup. Mushroom, celery, chicken, onion or any soup that you think would be best that goes with the rest of the ingredients. Hey, you can even put wine in it!
  • Use condiments familiar to you or experiment. Cooking is an adventure.
  • Serve it with your favorite greens and garnishes. Pretty sure there are so many choices out there!

To wrap it all, there are three main essential ingredients for this recipe. The rice, chicken and the soups. Whatever versions you have successfully invented, it would end up perfectly yummy as you like it to be.

Now we have solved the mystery of the "No Peek" Chicken recipe. The secret is the patience of the cook not to check while it’s cooking. Patience is a virtue after all! Now tell me, you did not peek, did you??

Absolutely Hard To Resist! How To Make “No Peek” Chicken
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