Baked chicken can be tricky. To avoid serving undercooked chicken (gasp!) people often leave it in the oven for too long, making it come out dry and tough.
Chicken is cooked when it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer.
This recipe will ensure that you have delicious and moist chicken breast. Every time.
Yield: 2 servings
- 2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
- extra virgin olive oil
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, put the chicken breasts in an oven safe container and brush enough olive oil over each breast so that they are covered. I brush each side of the breast (top and bottom) so that they don’t stick to the pan. Once the chicken is oiled up, sprinkle a liberal amount of salt and pepper on each chicken breast. You will then roast the chicken in the oven for 40 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked (it might take longer if you have really thick pieces). Ok…here is the MOST IMPORTANT PART: remove the chicken from the oven and cover it tightly with aluminum foil for at least ten minutes before serving. This step allows the moisture to go back into the chicken so that it comes out tender and perfect.