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Simple Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe

5/5 (1)
45 mins
Vadim Rachok
26.01.2024
28.03.2024
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The best comfort food – simple baked chicken breast with special sauce. This recipe is easy to follow, so you can have a delicious dinner or lunch in just 45 minutes. Juicy chicken breasts with a sauce are the perfect option when you need to make a tasty meal quickly.

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food experience with these simple baked chicken breasts! The carefully crafted sauce elevates the dish, offering a symphony of flavors that will satisfy your cravings. Follow the straightforward recipe, and you'll have a delicious and hearty meal on your table in no time. Enjoy the juiciness and tenderness of perfectly baked chicken breasts – a delightful harmony of spices, herbs, and a touch of sweetness.

Made with a blend of specially selected ingredients, the sauce is a symphony of savory, bold, and aromatic notes. Its richness and depth enhance the natural flavors of the chicken, creating a harmonious marriage of taste and texture. Well, follow the simple baked chicken breast recipe and make this delicious dish right now!

 

Ingredients for Simple Baked Chicken Breasts

  • Chicken breasts: Chicken breasts are the main ingredient that provides a tender protein base for the dish.
  • Smoked paprika: It gives the chicken a smoky depth and subtle heat.
  • Garlic: It enhances the savory taste and aroma of the dish and provides a rich and robust flavor.
  • Dry chili: Dry chili provides a hint of warmth and adds complexity to the flavor profile.
  • Thyme and Rosemary: These herbs add earthy and aromatic notes that enhance the overall flavor of the dish.
  • Cardamom: Cardamon complements other spices and herbs with a warm, citrusy flavor.
  • Soy sauce: It adds umami depth and a spicy richness to the sauce.
  • Worcestershire sauce: It adds heat, depth, and complexity to the sauce.
  • White wine: Add white wine to balance the flavors of the sauce by adding acidity and sweetness.
  • Brown sugar: Brown sugar provides sweetness and helps balance the acidity of white wine and the heat of sauces.
  • Butter: It adds richness and helps create a smooth, velvety sauce texture.
  • Chicken broth: Use chicken broth to add depth of flavor and help thin the sauce.
  • Salt and Pepper: Enhance the overall flavor profile and enhance the dish’s seasoning.
  • Sunflower oil: Sunflower oil is used to fry the chicken breasts, creating a crispy and golden exterior while sealing in moisture.

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How to make the Simple Baked Chicken Breasts?

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  1. First, trim breasts of excess fat and tendons.
  2. Marinate breasts with a mixture of paprika, chili, cardamom, fresh garlic, thyme, rosemary and sugar. 
  3. Then, stir and add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper, and sunflower oil. Marinate for 20 minutes.
  4. Brown the chicken on both sides.
  5. Next, place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 356 F (180 C) degrees for 10-12 minutes (the temperature in the center of the meat should be at least 154 F (68 C) degrees).
  6. Pour the excess fat from the pan in which the fillet was roasted and add the white wine. Simmer twice, then add the broth and simmer three more times. 
  7. Then, remove the sauce from the heat and add the cooled butter in portions, stirring constantly until the butter dissolves. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove the fillets from the oven and let them rest under the foil for 6 minutes.
  9. Heat the sauce (but do not bring it to a boil).
  10. Finally, cut the fillets into slices and pour the sauce over them.

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Chef Recipe Tip:

  • If you have enough time, it is best to marinate the breast for an hour. In addition, do not cut the breast immediately after cooking, but let it rest for 6 minutes so that all the juices are distributed evenly throughout the fibers and the meat becomes juicy and rich.

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How to Serve the Chicken Breasts?

You can serve chicken breasts just with the sauce or add some side dishes. The best are steamed vegetables, pasta, roasted potatoes, rice, or crusty bread to soak up the flavorful sauce.

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How to store the leftovers?

First, let the chicken breasts and sauce cool to room temperature. Then, transfer the chicken breasts with sauce to airtight containers or resealable bags. Place the containers in the refrigerator and keep them for up to 3-4 days.

A nearly perfect healthy recipe. Chicken breast itself is already considered a benchmark for healthy eating, so even such minor "flaws" as a small amount of sugar and wine in the recipe won't significantly affect its health score. The only nuance - I wouldn't recommend aiming for a too brown color on the searing stage, as it leads to the formation of glycation products, which are carcinogenic.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Simple Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
  Simple baked chicken breasts  - the best dish for the best dinner or lunch.
baked roasted chicken breast
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
3
The ingredients you need:
3 pcs chicken breast
0,05 ounces (1,5 g) smoked paprika
4 cloves garlic
0,03 ounces (1 g) dry chili
1 sprig thyme
1 sprig rosemary
4 pieces / 0,02 ounces (0,5 g) cardamom
0,7 ounces (20 g) soy sauce
0,2 ounces (5 g) worcestershire sauce
1,8 ounces (50 g) white wine
0,3 ounces (10 g) brown sugar
1,8 ounces (50 g) butter
5 ounces (150 g) chicken broth
salt
pepper
sunflower oil for frying
Let’s start !
1

Trim breasts of excess fat and tendons.

2

Marinate with a mixture of paprika, chili, cardamom, fresh garlic, thyme, rosemary and sugar.

3

Stir and add Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper, and sunflower oil. Marinate for 20 minutes.

4

Brown the chicken on both sides.

5

Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 356 F (180 C) degrees for 10-12 minutes (it is desirable that the temperature in the center of the meat is at least 154 F (68 C) degrees).

6

Pour the excess fat from the pan in which the fillet was roasted and add the white wine. Simmer twice, then add the broth and simmer three more times. 

7

Remove the sauce from the heat and add the cooled butter in portions, stirring constantly until the butter dissolves. Add salt and pepper to taste.

8

Remove the fillets from the oven and let them rest under the foil for 6 minutes.

9

Heat the sauce (but do not bring it to a boil).

10

Cut the fillets into slices and pour the sauce over them.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 191
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g12%
Saturated Fat 2g9%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 1418mg62%
Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
Protein 25g 
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 17mg92%
Potassium 216mg5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For an extra depth of flavor, consider marinating the chicken breasts for an hour if time allows. Patience pays off! And after baking, resist the urge to cut immediately; let the breasts rest for about 6 minutes. This ensures that the juices redistribute evenly, giving you the juiciest and most flavorful chicken. Pair it with your favorite sides, and you've got a memorable meal.

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