Perfectly Baked Chicken Breast

Hello hello hello everyone!!! Sorry for being so MIA. With finals, spring break, and week one in to spring term, we are finally getting back in the swing of things!! I know we’ve hated on chicken and given you options for alternatives but today I’m bringing it back to basics.

A lot of people have trouble cooking chicken, but this is a foolproof way to do it. This is also a super easy meal for one!

What you’ll need:

  1. One chicken breast or two-three chicken breast tenderloins (fresh or frozen)
  2. One or more tablespoons of your favorite seasoning mix
  3. Salt (if your seasoning mix doesn’t include it..check the ingredients!)
  4. Olive oil (optional)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

If you’re starting out with frozen chicken, it is likely your microwave has a super easy defrost setting for poultry. If not, put it in for about five minutes and check if it is defrosted but not cooked. If it’s not done, keep doing it for one-minute intervals.

Once you have your thawed (or fresh) chicken, pat it down with a paper towel. Optional:drizzle with a little bit of olive oil.  Rub in seasoning on both sides.  Don’t be scared of seasoning, chances are what you think is too much, isn’t! IMG_7494

Okay, now on the the actual cooking. If you have smaller pieces of chicken like mine, start with 15 minutes. If you have a whole chicken breast, start with 30 minutes. Feel free to flip the chicken half way through (not necessary though). You want to make sure the chicken is opaque, even starting to turn a little golden. To really check if its done, cut a slice in to the thickest part and make sure there is no more pink on the inside. If it still doesn’t look done, continue cooking for five-minute intervals until it’s ready. IMG_7497

One it’s done serve plain, over rice, or however you like! I ate mine with sliced avocado and Trader Joe’s bruschetta sauce. Test out this recipe and let us know what you think!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset


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