There are few things in life as bad as dried out chicken. Wanna know the secret to cooking the perfect oven baked chicken breasts?
Surprise! I’m not Rachael. My name is Gary and I’m coming to you from The Foodie Eats with information that will change your life forever. I’m here to give you the secret to cooking the perfect baked chicken breasts every – single – time. But let me not get ahead of myself. First, a little bit about me…
A Little Background
I’ve been cooking since I was 8 years old. I’ve been a musician since I was 4 (piano lessons). And it only took me 30 years to realize that people are more interested in my food than my music. So here I am beginning my new life as a private chef.
Change Just 2 Things
So back to the reason I’m here. I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent most of my life trying to avoid cooking chicken in the oven. But only for one reason: you never know how it’s going to turn out. More often than not, it’s the same sad dry story. Well, all that is about to change for you with just two sentences! It seems to good to be true, right?
…and the Secret to Oven Baked Chicken Breasts is…
1. Change your oven temperature.
That’s right. More than likely, you’ve had your oven temperature too low – 350, 375, maybe even 400. But I’d be willing to bet you’ve never cranked it up to 425. One big problem with low heat is that it takes longer. But the real problem is that your meat never sears on the outside, so all the juicy goodness ends up in the bottom of the pan.
2. Change your cook time.
My last tip is almost as simple as the first. Your chicken, depending on the size of the breasts, will be completely cooked in 25-30 minutes. Trust me on this point, even though it may go against everything you’ve ever done! And that’s about it. Perfectly juicy oven baked chicken in just 30 minutes!
Just for fun…
Take a look at my favorite chicken recipe ever, in which I crank the heat up to 450!
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I got surprised! Not you Rachel. I usually cook chicken at 325! So wow this is 100 degrees higher! I will most definitely try this out next time I cook.