If you’re looking for the most popular and delicious way to cook chicken breast, you’re in luck! In this article, I’ll share with you a simple yet magical recipe for oven-baked chicken breast that will leave you wanting more. Say goodbye to dry and flavorless chicken, and say hello to juicy and caramelized perfection!
A Juicy Baked Chicken Breast!
Even though brown meat is often considered more flavorful and juicy, lean chicken breast remains a staple in my shopping cart week after week. Today, I want to let you in on my secret for making the most succulent oven-baked chicken breast you’ve ever tasted.
We all crave quick and tasty chicken breast recipes, and this one certainly fits the bill. No more settling for dry and uninspiring chicken that needs to be drowned in ketchup to be enjoyable. With this recipe, you’ll achieve a beautiful crust on the outside while keeping the chicken incredibly moist and flavorful.
The key lies in the seasoning. Made with a combination of brown sugar, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, this magic chicken seasoning does wonders for the chicken breast:
- It provides enough seasoning to coat the breast thoroughly, creating a flavorful crust without overpowering it.
- It adds a touch of sweetness while allowing the chicken to sweat during baking, resulting in a remarkably juicy chicken breast.
So, don’t worry about the sweetness; this baked chicken breast is still savory and absolutely scrumptious!
How Long to Cook Chicken Breast?
To achieve the perfect caramelization and ultra-juicy interior, we need to cook the chicken breast hard and fast at a high temperature. A medium-sized chicken breast typically takes around 18 to 20 minutes to bake at 220°C / 425°F. You won’t find any dried-out breast here!
The seasoning on the chicken serves as an excellent indicator of its doneness. Once the surface is caramelized to perfection, you can be confident that the inside is cooked just right. It’s time to take it out of the oven and enjoy!
For an evenly cooked and tenderized chicken breast, I recommend pounding it to an even thickness. You can use a rolling pin, meat mallet, or even your fist. It’s a therapeutic step that ensures your chicken turns out picture-perfect.
The Most Popular Chicken Breast Recipe!
Believe it or not, this juicy oven-baked chicken breast recipe is the most popular among all the chicken breast recipes I’ve ever shared. But don’t just take my word for it. Take a look at what others have to say!
To enhance your dining experience, consider serving this succulent chicken breast with a side of garlic butter rice with kale. It’s a one-pot carb and veg side dish that transforms kale into a delightful and flavorful companion for the chicken. You can also pair it with tomato basil rice, mushroom rice, or one of many other delicious options.
Looking for something fresh? A spring salad or creamy cucumber salad with lemon yogurt dressing would go perfectly with the chicken. Alternatively, drizzle steamed greens or a garden salad with your favorite dressing. The possibilities are endless!
So why wait? Try this phenomenal baked chicken breast recipe and discover why it’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Your taste buds will thank you.