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Monday, January 24, 2011

Baked Boneless Chicken Breast

For non-vegetarians like me, chicken is like heaven. The yummy and juicy taste of chicken drives many people crazy. And when it comes to baked boneless chicken breast, then you not only get the yummy taste but also get low calorie healthy food. You can use baked chicken breast in many ways. Use it as stuffing for a sandwich, skillet dinners, casseroles, pasta, salad, etc. They will be best for parties and get togethers. Baked chicken is easy to cook and is very healthy for the body. You just need to know how to bake it and how to make it more delicious and tasty. In this article we are going to discuss how to bake chicken breast and some of the oven baked boneless chicken breast recipes. Have a look.

Baked Boneless Chicken Breast Recipe

Let's check out some simple baked boneless chicken recipes given below. Following are some of the recipes on how to make baked boneless chicken breast which can add taste and flavor to your menu.

Recipe# 1

Ingredients
  • 12 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup mustard
  • 2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Pepper and salt to taste
Method of Preparation
  • Clean the chicken breasts pieces properly and remove all the dirt and blood
  • By the time you clean the chicken preheat the oven to about 350ºF or 175ºC.
  • Take the chicken pieces and sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Now shift the chicken to a slightly greased baking dish.
  • Take the rest of the ingredients like honey, mustard, paprika, dried basil and dried parsley in a bowl and mix them well. Now take half of the mixture and mix it with the chicken pieces properly.
  • Keep the baking dish inside the oven for about 30 minutes at the same temperature. After the mentioned time, turn the chickens pieces and add the rest of the mixture with the pieces.
  • Again keep the baking dish in the oven for nearly 15 minutes till the chicken is no longer pink in color.
  • Once it is cooked, remove it from the oven and keep it outside to cool down for 10 minutes. Voila! you are ready to serve this yummy and delicious oven baked chicken breast.
Recipe# 2

Ingredients
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves
  • 8 ounces of salsa
  • 1½ tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon of Dijon mustard
Method of Preparation
  • Clean the chicken breasts properly.
  • Place them in a slightly greased baking dish.
  • Now take all the other ingredients like vinegar, salsa, brown sugar, and mustard in a bowl. Mix them well.
  • Now put the entire quantity of the mixture in the chicken and mix it.
  • Now place the chicken inside the oven at 400ºF for approximately 30 minutes.
  • After it has been cooked take it out from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before serving. You can serve this baked chicken breast recipe with rice or noodles.
Tips on How to Make Baked Chicken Breast

Following are some of the tips on how to prepare baked chicken breast perfectly and deliciously.
  • For cooking chicken in the oven you need to take care of the baking dish as it should be shallow.
  • When you keep the chicken in the baking dish, the chicken should not overlap each other. Separate the chicken properly so that it gets cooked nicely.
  • Many people usually wonder how long to bake chicken. The chicken needs an internal temperature of 165ºF to get cooked completely. Hence to bake the chicken breast, 20 to 30 minutes is the minimum time and it is usually baked at 350ºF.
  • You can store baked chicken for nearly 3 days in the refrigerator.
So, these were some of the healthy baked boneless chicken breast recipes and tips on how to cook it. Now you can invite your health conscious friends with no fear and can use the baked chicken in any form. Have deliciously yummy chicken with health and goodness. Enjoy!

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