Let’s face it, the chicken breast is so bland indeed. Particularly when skin which is fat and flavor is not present. And chicken baked has a reputation for getting much worse! Unless you don’t sear it over the stovetop at all, you can also miss out on flavor.
It doesn’t need to be like this. There are ways to make this innately boring meat cut into something truly delicious that will excite the whole family. And no, it’s not always about stuffing the chicken.
What temperature should you be baking your chicken breast?
We consider a 375 ° works well. You’ll get some good color and caramelization with the spice rub, and the chicken will cook well and evenly through.
Why would you boost your taste for baked chicken breast?
It’s kind of incredible how much brown sugar, garlic powder, and paprika, all of the ingredients you probably already have in your pantry will make a difference. It not only provides a slightly smoky, sweet flavor but it also makes your chicken look prettier. Also, naked chicken breasts with salt and pepper are a very sad sight to behold.
This is by no means the only route you can take to season. Seek 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of powdered onion. The variations of flavors are infinite. Only note that a little bit goes a long way in the world of spices.
It is a simple and economical way to infuse a lot of fresh flavor by putting chicken breasts over a bed of lemon slices. Limes and oranges do not fit well!
Do you have to cover the chicken breast while it is cooking?
You don’t need it. The chicken stays nice and juicy in a bakery dish without a ton of extra room, and on top of a bunch of lemon slices.
How long will you bake the chicken breast?
It depends on how large your chicken breasts are. You’re looking at 20 to 25 minutes if they’re tall. One of the most common mistakes with baked chicken breasts is to leave them out too long in the oven.
It can be tricky for someone without a lot of trust in the kitchen to say if chicken is cooked through until you slice into it, which can allow all those flavorful (lemony) juices to escape.
You will get the hang of being able to say just by feeling it should be firm but not rock solid, but we recommend using a thermometer until then. 165 ° Cooked-through Chicken is your magic number.
Should you allow the ready piece to cool?
Hey. No matter how hungry you are, let the boiled chicken rest at least 5 minutes before serving. Cut too early, and you might end up with a hot, bland chicken breast on top of a messy pool of juices.
Method/directions for baking chicken breast
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and chili pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle oil all over the chicken and cover with seasoning mixture generously, shaking off excess. Scatter slices of lemon in baking dish and put the chicken on top.
- Bake until chicken is cooked through, or read around 25 minutes at an internal temperature of 165o.
- Cover chicken with foil loosely, and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Top with parsley, if used.
Where to buy Chickens in Akwa Ibom State
Since chicken is the only meat that has no negative health conditions, you can always use it to prepare any local and continental dishes of your choice. In Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, you can buy chickens from sofreshchikens.
Uyo, The Akwa Ibom State capital:
Number 215 Udo Umana Street opposite Akpan Andem Market, Uyo
Oron, Akwa Ibom State:
Number 27 Market Square by Aba Street, Oron, Akwa Ibom State
Eket, Akwa Ibom State:
3 park road, opposite Chinese market, Eket.