Oven Baked Chicken Breast Recipe
Make a spice rub! It’s kind of terrific how lots of a distinction brown sugar, garlic powder, and paprika (all substances that you in all likelihood have already got in your pantry) can do. Not simplest does it upload a barely smoky, sweet taste, but it makes your chook look manner prettier.
This is never the handiest seasoning rout you could go. Craving Mexican? Try 1 teaspoon chili powder, half of teaspoon cumin, and half of teaspoon onion powder. Feeling Italian? Try 1 teaspoon dried oregano and half teaspoon garlic powder. The flavor combinations are limitless. Just remember the fact that within the global of spices, a touch bit goes a protracted way.
- 4 chicken breasts , 150 – 180g / 5 – 6 oz each (Note 1)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dried oregano or thyme , or other herb of choice
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
- Finely chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C (200°C fan).
Pound chicken to 1.5cm / 0.6″ at the thickest part – using a rolling pin, meat mallet or even your fist (key tip for even cooking + tender chicken).
Line tray with foil and baking / parchment paper. Place chicken upside down on tray. Drizzle chicken with about 1 tsp oil. Rub over with fingers. Sprinkle with Seasoning.
Flip chicken. Drizzle with 1 tsp oil, rub with fingers, sprinkle with Seasoning, covering as much of the surface area as you can.
Bake 18 minutes, or until surface is golden per photos and video, or internal temperature is 165°F/75°C using a meat thermometer.
Remove from oven and immediately transfer chicken to serving plates.
Wait 3 – 5 minutes before serving, garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired.
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