If you’re looking for a surefire way to make perfect baked chicken breasts every time, i think that you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook chicken breasts in the oven – moist & juicy.

1. Frequently Asked Questions?

1.1. Best Temperature For Baking Chicken Breast?

The best temperature for baking chicken breast is 400 °F. Baking chicken at this temperature will ensure that it is cooked through and juicy, without being dry or overcooked.

If you bake chicken breasts at lower temperatures like 350 °F, or 375 °F for a long time, your chicken breasts will become dry out

1.2. Should I Cover Chicken Breast When Baking?

You don’t need to cover chicken breast when cooking it in the oven. Baking the chicken breast uncovered allows the surface to brown and crisp up, while the inside stays moist and tender.

It also allows any seasonings or marinades to caramelize and form a flavorful crust. However, if you’re concerned about the chicken breast drying out, you can baste it with sauce periodically during baking to keep it moist.

2. Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs (such as thyme, rosemary, or Italian seasoning)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.

Make Chicken Breast Seasoning: In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, paprika, minced garlic, dried herbs, salt, and black pepper.

Next, brush each chicken breast with olive oil on both sides then sprinkle the brown sugar and spice mixture evenly over the chicken breasts, pressing it gently to adhere.

Place the chicken breasts in the greased baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

If desired, you can broil the chicken for the last couple of minutes to achieve a slightly charred and caramelized exterior.

Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.

Baked chicken breasts are a versatile and easy-to-prepare meal option that can be enjoyed by the whole family. By following the guides in this article, you can enjoy baked chicken breasts are juicy and moist every time. So why not give them a try tonight?

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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