Everyday Roasted Chicken Breasts

This is my favorite everyday lunch and is an ideal way to prepare chicken for a chicken salad. The preparation is simple and starts with a skin-on, bone-in, plump chicken breast. Rub every crevice generously with olive oil and sprinkle with plenty of kosher salt and black pepper. Here’s the fun part, don’t be afraid to experiment with spices. I like the reds, so I use smoked paprika, red pepper flakes, Aleppo pepper and chili powder. Another divine assortment is turmeric, ginger and Coriander. But here’s what really matters, what spices do you like? Don’t wait for someone to tell you what combination works. Go get some new spices and start experimenting. Cooking is meant to be fun. Bake for about 35 min at 375, then brush the top of the chicken with the juices. Stick back in the oven for 5 minutes to brown the top. Remove from the oven and if you can wait ten minutes before devouring it (and by the way, we can’t), let it rest. Cooking it this way produces a very juicy chicken breast and is absolutely great as part of an easy lunch or weeknight dinner.

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  1. Hi Teri.
    I tried the chicken breast recipe last night, the flavor is there but the chicken breast were very tough. This is not unusual for me though. I would like your advise, Is it the quality of chicken or I’m cooking it to long?
    I’m using a meat thermometer and brought it up to 160 degrees so it did take longer than 35 minutes.

    Thanks,
    Carolyn

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