My favorite oven-baked chicken breast recipe! It never fails, thanks to this simple 5-step method that’s easy to make and customize with your favorite seasonings.
A few weeks ago on Facebook, I asked if you were all interested in our Back to Basics series on the best ways to bake proteins (chicken, pork, steak, seafood, tofu, etc.) in the oven. your answer? Yes resounding please.
Many of you have had requests and questions about different ways to cook proteins, as well as more than a few anecdotes to tell us about proteins that haven’t been true over the years. And boy, do I hear you.
My small kitchen has seen more than its share of overcooked steaks, perfectly dried pork chops, salmon skin sticking to pans, and uncrunchy tofu over the years, too.
And it’s never fun, especially since proteins can be pricey and meant for special occasions. But hey, this is all part of the adventure of learning how to cook.
And in the end, I trial and error made my way to some basic ways to bake proteins that have become very reliable, and very tasty foods in my kitchen.
So for the next couple of weeks, I thought we could work our way through all of them, starting today with the #1 most requested protein here on Gimme Some Oven…
Specifically, skinless chicken breasts. Over the years, I’ve received countless requests for new chicken breast recipes, and many more for tips on how to bake chicken breasts in the oven.
Because anyone who has worked with chicken breasts before knows they can be incredibly versatile, but also incredibly difficult to work with, especially when baked in the oven.
Cook it the wrong way and you’ll end up with a disaster that’s dry, chewy, tough, and flavorless. But cook it the right way?! We’re talking tender, tender, flavorful, perfectly baked chicken breasts that you’ll love.
The good news is that it’s also easy to customize completely with your favorite condiments or sauces. Also, it is very easy to make using the 5-step baked chicken breast method.
Thousands of our readers have tried it over the years and report that this method has changed the rules of the game with cooking chicken. So if you haven’t tried it yet, let’s bake some chicken together!
●6 bone-in chicken thighs with skin (approx. 5-6 ounces each)
●2 tablespoons olive oil
●2-3 teaspoons chicken seasoning or Italian seasoning
●salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a pan with foil and place a baking rack on top.
Dab chicken skin dry with a paper towel to remove any moisture.
Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with seasoning, salt and pepper.
Place on the rack and bake 35-40 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F.
Broil 2-3 minutes.
➤That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !
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