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Juicy Chicken 101

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This easy step-by-step recipe will ensure this is the last chicken recipe you will ever need to produce delicious boneless skinless chicken breasts every time.

One of the best chicken breast recipes ever, use the “Juicy Chicken 101″ method for moist, tender, and juicy chicken that will cook perfectly EVERY time. 

juicy chicken on a plate.

Why you will love making perfect chicken breasts.

Forget the dryness – Chicken can often be complicated to fry or bake. You want it to be fully cooked but not overcooked. This method for a juicy chicken breast will help take your meals (including meal prep chicken recipes) to next level. 

Golden brown outside, tender inside – This double method of crisping the outside of the boneless skinless breast and letting the inside bake to a tender, juicy center works perfectly every time. No dry chicken here!

chicken breasts cooked on a plate.

Goes with everything – This delicious recipe produces tender chicken breasts that go with everything. From weeknight dinner requests to perfect chicken salads, recipes will get easier once you understand this cooking method. 

Did Juicy Chicken 101 work for us? 

Yes! This chicken recipe was VERY juicy and delicious.

We initially saw this on viral TikTok video creator @sammypur. She has shown this recipe a few times, and we had to test it out. Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Her recipe for the juiciest fried and oven-baked chicken is fantastic and will soon become a favorite recipe! 

See her full recipe video below: 

@sammypur

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♬ Juicy – Doja Cat

Ingredients

  • Boneless chicken breast – The original recipe uses defrosted boneless skinless chicken. While this cooking method would likely work with other white and dark meat chicken cuts, the cooking time will vary greatly. Always make sure chicken cuts have an internal temperature of 165 at the thickest point.
  • Seasonings – garlic powder, paprika, salt, and ground black pepper.
  • Vegetable oil for frying – You can also use olive oil. 

How to make Juicy Chicken Breasts

  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Add about 1/2″ of vegetable oil to a large oven-proof or cast iron pan and heat over medium heat. 
  2. Rinse chicken breast with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel. If chicken is thick, pound down to even on all sides.
  3. Season both sides of the chicken breast generously with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Alternative spices are onion powder or Italian Seasoning. 
chicken breast in cast iron pan being cooked on stove.
  1. Place into hot oil and cook on one side for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and flip the chicken.
  2. Immediately place into the hot preheated oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until internal temperature measures 165 degrees. As all chicken breasts are not always the same size, an instant-red thermometer helps. 
  3. Let baked chicken breasts rest for a few minutes before serving hot. 

Best Items for Perfect Chicken

There are a few things that you should keep on hand for great recipes every time! Make sure to have great pans and kitchen supplies that keep cooking easy. Here are our recommendations:

————–> Cast Iron Pan

————–> Meat Thermometer

Baking Notes

chicken piece on a fork.
  • Use a cast iron pan for best results.
  • Try cuts of chicken with taco seasoning or another seasoning blend.

Use a meat thermometer for best cooking practices. Here is the one we love for under $20.

sliced chicken breast on a plate.
4.94 from 29 votes

Juicy Chicken 101 (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
TIkTok Viral Step-by-step juicy chicken breast recipe will ensure this is the last chicken recipe you will ever need to produce delicious boneless skinless chicken breasts every time.

Equipment

  • cast iron pan

Ingredients
 

  • chicken breast
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • paprika
  • vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400.
  • Add about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil to a large oven-proof or cast iron pan and heat over medium heat. 
  • Rinse chicken breast with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  • Season both sides of the chicken breast generously with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken breasts into hot oil and cook on one side for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and flip the chicken.
  • Immediately place 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 stand for a few minutes before slicing and serving hot. 

Notes

  • A meat mallet will help pound down extra-large chicken pieces to ensure even cooking. 
  • Store leftover chicken in an airtight container. 
  • Use a cast iron pan and meat thermometer for best results.

Nutrition

Serving: 1breast

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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2 Comments

  1. Chicken with salt and pepper? Revolutionary.

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      You know, I thought about deleting this unnecessary and totally rude comment. Like…who leaves a fake email and a comment like this and then has a happy life….but I am going to respond. This Juicy Chicken 101 recipe has NOTHING to do with the seasoning, which anyone knows can be altered in any way, but more to do with the actual baking process. Cooking chicken with a beautiful golden exterior and a tender but not overcooked center can be challenging, especially for new cooks. Next time, take the time to read the point of the recipe, the 800 words that are written and watch the video. The title is titled JUICY chicken….not FLAVORED THE WAY YOU WANT chicken. Lastly, this recipe has more than salt and pepper (which should always be used in any recipe) and additional suggestions for pantry seasonings and flavors, but its clear you didn’t actually read it. Isn’t it exhausting to take your time to try to insult someone that is helping create better homemade plates? What is wrong you.

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