Easy Oven Baked Chicken Breast From Margaret
May 13, 2020 11 Comments
This recipe for easy oven baked chicken breast is from a reader, Margaret. She wanted to spread the word on her invention and I am happy to help her.
The concept is to use aromatics and a tight fit for the chicken to create a chamber where it becomes flavorful and not rubbery.
I am always looking for a way for chicken not to be rubbery. I don’t know how many times I have messed it up only to serve myself a meal that I could bounce off the floor.
No more rubber chicken! I shout (but I still end up with it anyway).
The other benefits to using aromatics (onion, carrot, garlic, celery) is that as they cook they become a delicious sauce for the chicken - bonus!
Unlike my healthy baked chicken breast with southwest rub, there is some chopping involved in this recipe - but it isn’t a big deal.
The flavors of carrots, celery, onion, and garlic are so comforting on their own. They aren’t bold flavors but they are delicious.
The chicken braises in the pan with the aromatics below it. You need to pack the chicken in the pan and cover it or it will dry out.
You serve the chicken breast with the vegetables that have softened and become juicy below the chicken. It becomes quite buttery - even though there is no butter anywhere to be seen.
Thanks so much to Margaret for sharing this recipe!
I love it when we can come together and help our community members with the chore of coming up with new recipes.
This chicken recipe is a great one for comfort which we could all use more of right now. It is like chicken soup without the noodles (or the broth).
What do you think of this easy oven baked chicken breast? Do you make something like it?
Easy Oven Baked Chicken Breast Recipe
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
2 cloves garlic
2 ribs celery
1 carrot, peeled
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Heat oven to 350 F. Mince onion, garlic, celery, and garlic. Heat oil in cast iron skillet or a small frypan to medium high. Saute the vegetables for about five minutes until softened.
Add salt and pepper to the vegetables and then top with chicken breasts. Dust breasts with salt and pepper and cover. Cover and bake for 30-40 minutes until breasts are 165 F.
Serve topped with vegetables and pan juices.
For one serving (4 ounces of chicken breast) = 166 calories, 3.9 g fat, 0.3 g saturated fat, 6.1 g carbohydrates, 2.7 g sugar, 26.7 g protein, 1.4 g fiber, 117 mg sodium, 2 Purple, 0 Blue, 0 Green WW SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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