How to cook chicken breast in the oven is a healthier option to frying it in a skillet using vegetable oil. It is one of the simplest meals to make for yourself or for family and friends as it only takes a small amount of time. Here are the basics of cooking chicken breast as an excellent dish for dinner.
To cook chicken breast in the oven, you will need:
- A baking pan
- Thawed chicken breasts
- Food seasonings
- Olive oil
- Prepare the chicken. Before you cook chicken breast in the oven, lightly rinse each chicken breast in warm water and put them in a large bowl. Make sure to preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit so the oven is already warm by the time you place the chicken breast in the oven. Also, rub a little olive oil on each chicken breast for moisture and a small amount of oil on the baking pan to reduce stickiness.
- Season the chicken. For tasty chicken breast, season the chicken breasts with your favorite spices; you can also use salt and pepper, chicken seasoning, onions and garlic. Sprinkle the seasonings to taste on each side, then lay the chicken breast on a medium to large size baking pan, depending on the amount you are cooking and put the pan in the oven. For boneless chicken breasts, wait at least 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit temperature. Bones inside chicken breast may take between 40 to 45 minutes at 375 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit for it to be well cooked on each side.
- Take the chicken breast out the oven. Once they are golden brown in color, remove the baking pan out of the oven and gently slit the chicken to see if it's well done on the inside and not red. If finished, let it sit for five to seven minutes. Eat the chicken breast with a side dish like vegetables, mashed potatoes or macaroni and cheese.