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Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

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Did you know that cooking chicken breasts can be easy? Yes, crispy golden brown outsides and perfectly moist and tender insides aren’t as hard as you think.

Read below to see exactly how to make the most flavorful and juiciest oven-baked chicken breasts for all recipes! 

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Why this is the best way to cook Chicken Breasts!

The simplest way to cook chicken breast – Getting tender chicken breast and its cooking method right can be challenging for some.

Because chicken can easily be overcooked while trying to reach safe eating temperatures, it’s important to have a quality recipe. This is that! This will soon become your favorite recipe for delicious, easy, and “works every time” chicken.

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 Ingredients

  • Chicken breast – Chicken breasts should be boneless, skinless, defrosted, and large breasts pounded with a meat tenderizer to an even thickness to ensure proper cooking.
  • Suggested seasonings – Garlic powder, salt, fresh ground black pepper, and paprika. 
  • Cooking oil – We suggest vegetable oil, but virgin olive oil should also be fine.  

 How to make Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Add vegetable oil to a large cast iron skillet and heat the pan over medium heat.
  3. Rinse the piece of chicken with cold water and pat dry the chicken with a paper towel.
  4. Season both sides of the chicken breast generously with garlic powder, paprika, a pinch of salt, and fresh ground pepper.
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  1. Place chicken breasts into hot oil (in a single layer) and cook on one side for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the hot skillet heat and flip the chicken to the other side.
  3. Immediately place skinless chicken breasts into the hot oven and cook for 10-15 minutes (13 minutes is usually the sweet spot) or until internal temperature measures 165 degrees.
  4. Let tender chicken breasts rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving hot.

Expert Baked Chicken Tips

  • As with all meats that need to reach a specific temperature for safe eating, a good quality meat thermometer is required. The chicken piece should reach a safe internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Depending on the recipe, using other seasonings and spices to elevate chicken can be done. We suggest Italian Seasoning, kosher salt, chili powder, onion powder, or even cumin.

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Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts (Oven)


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Super moist and tender boneless, skinless oven baked chicken breasts.

Equipment

  • cast iron pan
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Meat Mallet

Ingredients
 

  • Chicken Breasts boneless, skinless, pounded even (but not too thin)
  • vegetable oil
  • seasonings suggested: Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Add 1/2 inch vegetable oil to a large cast iron skillet and heat the pan over medium heat.
  • Rinse the piece of chicken with cold water and pat dry chicken with a paper towel
  • Season both sides of the chicken breast generously with garlic powder, paprika, a pinch of salt, and fresh ground pepper.
  • Place chicken breasts into hot oil (in a single layer) and cook on one side for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the hot skillet heat and flip the chicken to the other side.
  • Immediately place skinless chicken breasts into the hot oven and cook for 10-15 minutes (13 minutes is usually the sweet spot) or until internal temperature measures 165 degrees.
  • Let tender chicken breasts rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece

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