A JUICY Baked Chicken Breast!
Though I all the time stand agency that brown meat is higher than white – extra flavour, extra juiciness – lean bird breast is a normal in my procuring trolley, week after week.
Oven Baked Chicken Breast
“We can by no means have too many quite huge fast bird breast recipes!”
As easy because it sounds, should you wack a seasoned breast within the oven with out thought, the probabilities are you’ll be chewing your method via dry chicken, furiously squirting over copious quantities of ketchup to attempt to salvage it.
It doesn’t want to be that way. Enter – a most excellent simple, magic bird seasoning for baked bird breast:
Seasoning for baked bird breast
The Chicken Breast Seasoning
Made with simply brown sugar, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper, the mystery aspect in here is brown sugar:
Makes extra seasoning, so that you possibly can coat the breast properly and provide it a lovely crust with out overpowering it with plenty of spices that want longer to cook dinner than bird breast does; and
Makes it juicy – the bird sweat whereas it bakes, so that you quit up with wetness that makes the bird extra juicy than the ordinary baked bird breast.
Yes it provides sweetness but don’t worry, this baked bird breast is nonetheless savoury!
Overhead photograph of Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast on a tray, recent out of the oven
How lengthy to cook dinner bird breast
A medium bird breast will take 18 – 20 minutes to bake at 220C / 425F. Cooking it difficult and fast at a excessive temperature is the mystery to beautiful caramelisation and extremely juicy bird inside. No dried out breast round here!!
The seasoning for this bird is in reality a quite huge indicator for when the bird is cooked to perfection. Basically, as soon as the floor of the bird is caramelised, it’s cooked to perfection within so get it out of the oven!
My final tip for a in reality huge Baked Chicken Breast is to pound it to even thickness, both with a rolling pin, meat mallet and in spite of your fist (very therapeutic). This has the double impact of even cooking as nicely as tenderising the meat.
“The mystery behind this baked bird is the simple, magic seasoning”
Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast on a white plate with a aspect of Garlic Butter Kale Rice
Most general of all bird breast recipes!
This Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast is the single prime of all bird breast recipes I’ve ever shared.
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Try serving this with a aspect of Garlic Butter Rice with Kale, pictured in post. One pot carb + veg side, with kale made delicious! Otherwise, attempt a flavoured Rice Side like Tomato Basil Rice or Mushroom Rice.
If you’re within the temper for potatoes, attempt this Lemon Potato Salad or a vintage Potato Salad. And for anything fresh, drizzle steamed greens or a lawn salad with Italian Dressing, Balsamic or French Vinaigrette! – Nagi x
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Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast on a white plate with a aspect of Garlic Butter Rice with Kale
Baked Chicken Breast Recipe
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Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast on a tray, recent out of the oven
Oven Baked Chicken Breast
Author: Nagi Prep: 5 mins Cook: 18 mins Total: 23 mins Mains Western
4.92 from 1907 votes
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Recipe VIDEO above. My ideas for a in reality juicy, Oven Baked Chicken Breast: a contact of brown sugar within the seasoning which makes the bird sweat whereas it bakes so it creates a semi "sauce", and cooking fast on a excessive temp! Go by the shade of the crust to recognize when it is baked.
4 bird breasts , 150 - 180g / 5 - 6 oz every (Note 1)
2 tsp olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano or thyme , or different herb of choice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp every salt and pepper
Finely chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 425F/220C (standard) or 390F/200C (fan / convection).
Pound bird to 1.5cm / 0.6" on the thickest phase - utilizing a rolling pin, meat mallet and even your fist (key tip for even cooking + delicate chicken).
Line tray with foil and baking paper. Place bird upside down on tray. Drizzle bird with about 1 tsp oil. Rub over with fingers. Sprinkle with Seasoning.
Flip chicken. Drizzle with 1 tsp oil, rub with fingers, sprinkle with Seasoning, masking as a lot of the floor enviornment as you can.
Bake 18 minutes, or till floor is golden per pictures and video, or within temperature is 165F/75C utilizing a meat thermometer.
Remove from oven and within the present day move bird to serving plates.
Wait 3 - 5 minutes earlier than serving, garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired. Pictured with a aspect of Garlic Butter Rice with Kale.