Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Easy- Best Moist Baked Chicken Recipe Ever Ever Ever Ever

I am absolutely positively serious guys! This is the best chicken recipe known to man. 
It always works. It is super easy. Really. You hardly have to handle the raw chicken! 
It is soft and moist and flavorful and it is good as leftovers.
Did I convince you yet? You've got to try it! Hang on.
I'm going to the kitchen now to eat some leftovers...

Ok! Ready or not! Here it is.

Ingredients:
6 Lg Chicken Breasts
Olive Oil
1/8 cup Italian Seasoning
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions:
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Drizzle a layer of olive oil in bottom of 9x13 pan.
Place 6 chicken breasts into pan (they should be tightly packed in).
Drizzle chicken with more olive oil.
Mix remaining ingredients in a bowl, and then sprinkle over top of chicken.
Cover with tinfoil. Bake 60-70 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through. 
Remove tinfoil for last 5-10 minutes.
Serve in pasta, salads, soups, sandwiches, or on its own!

Let me know if you try it!! :)
Enjoy.
Sylv

58 comments:

  1. Okay. After years of lamenting about the difficulties of cooking chicken that isn't dry and tough, I finally found my go-to recipe for cooking chicken to perfection. I'm so excited! I made this tonight and followed the recipe exactly and it was juicy, tasty, and perfect. And so easy, too! Thank you, Sylvie!

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  2. So glad I could help Carrie! I don't know what I ever did without this!! :)

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  3. By Italian seasoning what do you mean? I have Italian dressing mix or like the dried herb kind of italian seasoning. Im gonna make this tonight!

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  4. I use dried herbs Italian seasoning. I bet Italian dressing would be good too though! Let me know how you like it!

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  5. Just put this in the oven for the first time and can't wait to try it!

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  6. With the last 5-10 minutes, is that of the original 60-70 minutes or an additional 5-10? Thanks!

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    1. Sorry for the confusion! By last 5-10 min, I mean of the original 60-70 min.

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  7. Is it better w/ peas or corn????

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  8. Are these boneless, skinless chicken breasts or with bone in?

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    1. Hi! I use boneless skinless chicken breasts, it makes it so easy. :)

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  9. wow, i made this last night and it was a SO easy and big hit with everyone. Served this with oven roasted asparagus & brown rice. will be making this again soon!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting!

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  10. Is it frozen or thawed chicken?

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    1. Hello Hailey! I use thawed chicken. Enjoy!

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  11. If I'm using only 2 chicken breasts how long should it stay in the oven?

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  12. I actually have only ever done five or six of them. I think that the time would be almost as long, you want to make sure that the inside of the chicken is cooked all the way! the surest way to know would be to use a meat thermometer. let me know how it goes with two!

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  13. Can i use minced garlic intead of powder garlic? And can i place a glass pan im the oven? And what do you mean by Packed and tigh

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    1. Hi Astrid! I think minced garlic would taste fine! My 9x13 is glass, and it's made for baking in the oven... Check the bottom to see if yours says oven safe. Or if it says Pyrex, it is oven safe. By packed in tight, I mean squished close together. The chicken breasts should be squeezed against each other! Enjoy!

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  14. I'm making this tonight I'm super excited! I'm making it with a cheesy spinach and artichoke pasta bake!!! Thank you for this

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    1. Sounds delicious, let me know how you like it!

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  15. Just made this for the first time! Will now be my go to recipe. So YUMMY!👏

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    1. Thank you Bobbie Anne. It is definitely my one and only for cooking chicken!

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  16. Loved, loved, loved this chicken! It was so moist and flavorful. I added this to a rice dish and it was amazing. I only cooked three chicken breasts, since it's just the two of us, and mine were perfectly cooked. My husband was even raving on the chicken that he nibbled on. This is pretty much the only way I'm cooking chicken from now on!

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    1. Thank you Kristy, I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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  17. I made this tonight with boneless chicken thighs and it was very juicy. But the best part was how easy and fast it went together. And I even have leftovers for chicken salad for tomorrow's lunch! Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment MJB! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I do have my favorite chicken salad recipe listed on my recipes page if you're interested! :)

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  18. would this possibly work with just 2 chicken breasts?

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    1. I am not sure how long the baking time would be for two chicken breasts. I would try maybe 45-50 minutes, and then check the internal temp!

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  19. It's in the oven now and smells awesome, serving with sweet potatoes and carrots..can't wait to try it

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    1. Sounds delicious! Let me know how it turns out!

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    2. What is a good way to reheat chicken for leftovers?

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    3. Hi Sara, I often chop up the chicken, and reheat it in a frying pan with a little olive oil. Sometimes I'll throw in some fresh garlic slices, capers, and sundried tomatoes, and then pour it over angel hair pasta. Add a little fresh Parmesan on top. Yum!

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  20. Do you put foil on the bottom of the pan?

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    1. Hi Jessica! I haven't put oil on the bottom of the pan, but that is a great idea! It would save some scrubbing time after.

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  21. I just made this recipe, it is delicious. Only cooked three breasts. Perfectly done in 50 minutes. Thank you for the recipe.

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  22. I am wondering about the time frame -- 60 to 70 mins sees so long

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    1. I have found that 60-70 minutes is perfect when cooking six large chicken breasts- all packed in tight. Ana commented above that 50 minutes was perfect for three breasts. Each oven is different though, so a meat thermometer is always a great idea!

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  23. What can I use as a substitute for cayenne pepp
    er? Making tonight!

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    1. Hey! Sorry I couldn't reply sooner! If you have red pepper flakes, you could add a tiny bit of those. Or you could just omit the cayenne pepper. I really like it in there because it adds a little zip/ boosts the flavor, but I'm sure the chicken would still be delicious without it!

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  24. Going to try this tonight sounds good hope it turns out well for me I'm using three chicken breasts so I'll tell you how it goes.

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  25. Thank you for this recipe it's was a big hit with my mom. She's usually the one that cooks it turned out amazing. Very moisten indeed. I used two chicken breasts same time though 60-70 minutes.

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    1. Hi Janet, you for coming back to let me know! Also, thanks for the info on making two. I am glad your Mom liked it!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to let me know! :) Glad it was a hit.

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  27. Do you think a different shredded cheese would be good? Just trying to keep from going to the store! ha

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    1. Hi Stephanie! Honestly, you could top the chicken with just about anything! I've even made it with just olive oil and it was still moist and delicious. Let me know how it goes! :)

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  28. I made these tonight and it was delicious! Very flavorful and juicy!! Will be adding it to my regular recipes :)

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment! I just made this recipe too, and chopped it up and put it in the freezer to have on hand for soups, chicken pot pies, and pasta. :)

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  30. Sylvie, how should I adjust the time if I'm using chicken tenderloins??

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    1. I am so sorry, I really am not sure how to adjust the time. I haven't tried this with tenderloins!

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  31. My boyfriend and I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing this to the world.

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    1. Hi Sarah. I am so glad you both love it! Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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  32. I am a very picky chicken eater but this was great!! My fiancé also found it delicious and I am new to cooking so that's a plus! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  33. I have a family member who isn't a fan of spicy food. I would hate to omit the cayenne pepper; but should I?

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    1. Hello Glenn, You can omit the cayenne pepper, and it will still be scrumptious!

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  34. I have been making this as my go to chicken for a year. It really is fabulous! I make it as stated in the recipe but also have changed it up to go along with other recipes. Thank you for sharing :0)

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