Easy Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

2019-07-23

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  • Yield : 2
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 45m
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Boneless skinless chicken breast is one of the healthiest meats you can have. It’s also one of the tastiest! It’s naturally low in fat and high in protein. It can be prepared and cooked any number of ways with a variety of flavors and spices to suit any taste.

This recipe will give you the basics of making boneless skinless chicken breasts in your oven.

With just a few basic ingredients and simple preparation, this recipe can be made again and again and used in salads, sandwiches, wraps, snacks and more.

Most boneless chicken breasts will cook better if they’re pounded down.

Easy Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

This is a very easy process of simply using a meat mallet and pounding them to an even thickness. (Use wax paper if so desired under and on top of chicken to cut down mess) This also helps to tenderize the meat.

This baked chicken breast recipe uses just the basics. It’s an excellent starting point for adjusting the recipe for your own tastes. Add a little chilli powder to spice it up; add lemon and garlic to give it a wonder rich “Greek” flavor; or add your favorite BBQ sauce for a delicious BBQ chicken recipe. The possibilities are endless.

Chicken recipes should always be cooked to in internal temperature of 165 degrees F

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The best way to gauge this is by using an instant read thermometer. You can usually find them for under $10.00. It will become a very useful part of your kitchen and culinary creations.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (aprox 4-6oz each)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Method

Step 1

Using a meat mallet, place each chicken breasts between pieces of wax paper and pound to even thickness (1/2 - 3/4 inches is usually the best.

Step 2

Place chicken breasts in shallow baking dish.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Step 4

Brush both sides of chicken breasts with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Place in middle oven rack and let cook for 20-25 minutes. Check with instant read thermometer for doneness. Internal temp should be 160 degrees.

Comment (1)

  1. posted by cothran on March 2, 2018

    Spraying breasts with pam or another spray oil is easier . Also, have butcher cut breasts in half length wise and and soak on apple cider to tenderrize even more. Apple cider marinade is used in some places to tenderize tough poultry—esp. wild game. If on low sodium diet use Mrs. Dash as seasoning.

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