Everyone loves chicken breasts. So when I found this five step recipe I had to try it. I love easy fast cooking for when we need food during busy times. This recipe starts out with… You guessed it! Boneless skinless chicken breasts; we have two, one for my hubby and one for myself to eat before church tonight. Of course there maybe be enough left Over for lunch too!
First I’m gonna give you the steps, then explain the process, and by the end you will know how to make a simple, fast, roasted chicken breast.
Five Easy Steps
Start by taking your chicken and putting it in salt water to soak for about 15 minutes or so; this is what it means to brine chicken. After it soaks rinse it off and pat it dry with a paper towel.
Next is step number two. Brush the chicken with melted butter. You can also use olive oil if you prefer or your favorite cooking oil. I just love the flavor of good old fashioned butter.
I try to use Tillamook dairy products whenever possible because they have happy cows and don’t use hormones. Other good brands exist but for me as a woman who is very sensitive to hormone fluctuations it is an important factor. The better quality ingredients you use the more nutritious and deliscous your meal will be.
After the chicken is coated in butter/oil rub your favorite seasonings into the chicken. I like to use a bit of each, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, basil, and thyme. Sometimes I add cayenne pepper for a little spice or curry powder for a more exotic flavor. Maybe I’ll use some paprika too which adds a good color.
Step four is roasting the chicken which can either be done low and slow (350 for 30 minutes) or high and fast (450 for 15-18 minutes.) Often I choose low and slow but today I want to go fast and high for a quicker meal and a crispier crust.
Then you are ready to enjoy this easy and delicious white meat chicken breast. You can pair it with whatever sides you like. Today I chose to make boiled potatoes and a classic Greek salad consisting of tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil, salt, pepper, and basil. I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Feel free to leave a message in the comments section below. Thank you!