How to Cook Chicken Breast in the Oven
Some recipes for how to cook chicken breast in the oven make a very simple procedure sound complicated and time consuming. Oven baked chicken breast is quick and delicious; you just need to be careful that you don't overcook it (making it tough and dry) or undercook it (risking food illness).

This recipe always comes out perfect, yielding juicy, tender, and properly cooked chicken. The trick is covering the baking dish with foil for part of the time, to help the chicken cook through without drying out, then removing the foil in the final stages of cooking so the chicken turns golden brown.

Us a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken breast is tender but cooked through -- take the guesswork out of the equation. If you don't have a meat thermometer, remember that chicken is done when the juices run clear.

Transcript
-Hey everybody, it's chef lovely, and in a sweet mood. So, today, we are gonna make a Honey Glaze Chicken Breast. Here the ingredients: 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast; I a cup of orange juice; I have a cup of honey; 2 tablespoon of lemon juice; and a 4 teaspoons of salt. Okay, so here we go. First things first. I have a mixing bowl here and a fork. We're gonna take our orange juice, pour that right in. We're gonna take our lemon juice. We're gonna season it with a little bit of salt by 1/4 of a teaspoon, and then we're gonna slowly whisk in our honey. Now, this is gonna be a marinade in a glaze for our chicken breast. So, it's gonna be sweet, and then is also gonna have the acidity from the lemon juice and the orange juice. So, it's gonna be absolutely delicious. It's the play on sweet and sour which we know is very good together, okay, there we go, just a little bit more. We will scrape that bowl, okay. Let's set this off to the side here. Once more whisk and it should be good to go. So, that's it, very easy, very quick. Okay, so here's our baking sheet, and like I said, give it a nice spray of a nonstick cooking spray just like that, and here's our chicken, so what I'm gonna do to make this very easy, I'm gonna take our chicken breast here, and we're just gonna give it a nice little bath in our orange juice, lemon juice, little bit of salt, and our honey just like that. Let any excess kind of juice drip off, than we're gonna lay that right on our baking sheet just like that. So, here we go with chicken breast number 2. Give it a flip, let it set in for a couple of seconds. Let any remaining kind of drip off, and here is chicken breast number 3. Okay, just like that. So, this is very quick, easy and delicious. So, let's smooth it out of the way. We're gonna take a piece of foil here, and we're gonna give it a nice cover just like this. We're gonna pop this in our preheated oven, which is gonna be At 375, and we're gonna let this cook for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, we're gonna take the foil off, and we're gonna flip our chicken over and we're gonna put it back in the oven uncovered for another 20 to about 30 minutes or until the juice going clear and it reaches 165 degrees internal temperature. So, I'm gonna go and pop this to the oven and when we come back, I'm gonna show how beautiful and delicious this honey glazed chicken is. I'll see you real soon. Okay, everybody, so we have pulled out our chicken from the oven and as you can see it's absolutely beautiful. The honey has given it a nice golden caramelize color and you can see how juicy it is. The juices are still kind of running off the chicken on the plate. So, that's a good sign. You know, that your chicken is gonna be moist and extremely flavorful. This recipe is easy. It's healthy and it's absolutely delicious. So, try it and love it. Love this honey glazed chicken.
What You'll Need
  • 6   boneless skinless chicken breasts (1-3/4 pounds)

  • 1/2  cup orange juice

  • 1/2  cup honey

  • 2   tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1/4  teaspoon salt


Step By Step
1
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Place chicken in pan.
2
In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; pour over chicken.
3
Cover with foil; bake 20 minutes. Turn chicken; bake uncovered 20 to 30 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170 degrees F).


Once you know how to cook chicken breast in the oven so that it's tender rather than dried out, you can can slice it and serve it over crisp greens for a main-course salad or toss it with hot pasta, marinated artichokes and parmesan cheese for a meal with Mediterranean flair.
This recipe is so easy, in fact, you might want to cook up a double batch, so you'll be sure to have leftovers!
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