When I’m in a hurry and still have to make dinner, chicken is usually my first answer. The great thing about skinless, boneless chicken breast is that it’s versatile and easy. Not to mention it has a healthy dose of protein to create a filling meal! You can bake it, crock-pot it, or even toss it in the Instapot for an easy and healthy main dish. Check out these delicious chicken breast recipes!
Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast Recipe 01: Easy Baked Chicken
This baked chicken is one of the best chicken breast recipes you’ll ever meet. Follow it to the letter for some tender and juicy chicken that pairs perfectly with salads and steamed veggies. You can add carbs like baked potatoes for a heavier meal or dress it up with freshly steamed summer veggies like corn or zucchini! When it comes to seasonings, you can opt for your regular stand-by or you can try something new like this.
Easy Baked Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even thickness
- 1 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. smoked paprika
- Begin by heating your oven to 450°F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. If the chicken has not been brined, then brine the chicken breast by mixing ¼ cup of salt in 1 quart of warm water. Allow the chicken breasts to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing them in cold water and patting dry with paper towels.
- Next, combine all of the seasonings until well mixed, then set aside. Then brush both sides of the chicken with melted butter before sprinkling the seasoning mix on both sides of the chicken. Bake the chicken for 15-18 minutes. The chicken should measure 165° at its thickest part when it's done cooking. When the chicken is done, remove from the oven and transfer to serving platter. Tent with foil and allow the chicken to rest for a minimum of 15 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!