Learn tips and tricks for a perfectly cooked chicken breast. Juicy, tender and well seasoned. It can be served in or with just about anything!

How to Perfectly Cook a Chicken Breast

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 tsp. coarse kosher sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. Herbes de Provence or Italian seasoning*
  • 1 tbsp. oil (avocado, grapeseed, canola)
  1. Instructions
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, set aside.
  3. Tenderize the chicken breasts by poking 10-15 holes into each chicken breast using a cake tester or a toothpick.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, cayenne, and herbs. Sprinkle over each side of the chicken breasts.
  5. Set a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add oil, when glistening add the chicken and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes or until a nice golden brown crust forms.
  6. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and place in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken breast reaches 160 degrees.
  7. Remove from the oven and cover with foil or another baking sheet flipped upside down. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before transferring to a cutting board.
  8. Slice against the grain of the chicken, serve immediately.

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