Cooking chicken breasts can be a tricky task. If you’re not careful, you can end up with dry, flavorless chicken. But with the right technique, you can make juicy and tender chicken breasts every time. Here are the best tips for baking delicious chicken breasts.
Start with Quality Chicken
The quality of your chicken will have a big impact on the final product. Look for organic, free-range chicken that has been raised without antibiotics or hormones. This will ensure that your chicken is flavorful and juicy. If possible, buy fresh chicken rather than frozen as it will have a better texture and flavor.
Marinate Your Chicken
Marinating your chicken is an easy way to add flavor and moisture to your dish. Start by combining olive oil, garlic, herbs, spices, and citrus juice in a bowl or resealable bag. Place the chicken in the marinade and let it sit for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight in the refrigerator. The longer you marinate your chicken, the more flavorful it will be.
Bake at the Right Temperature
When baking your chicken breasts, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place your marinated chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the breast reaches 165°F (74°C). Let the cooked chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving to ensure that it stays juicy and tender.
By following these simple steps, you can make juicy and tender baked chicken breasts every time. With quality ingredients and proper technique, you’ll be able to create delicious meals that everyone will love.
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