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Best Ever Juicy and Tender Baked Chicken Breasts

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Ingredients

4 tablespoons Olive oil
3 tablespoons Honey
2 tablespoons Whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoon Smooth and mild Dijon mustard
4 Cloves garlic, minced
1-2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
2 pounds (1 kg), 4 large chicken breasts Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt and cracked black pepper, to season
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
2 Rosemary sprigs
2 tablespoons Fresh chopped parsley, to garnish (optional)

Nutritional information

15g
Carbohydrates
48g
Protein
20g
Fat
13g
Sugar
872mg
Potassium
145mg
Cholesterol

Best Ever Juicy and Tender Baked Chicken Breasts

Directions

About Baked chicken breasts

Baked chicken breasts are quick and easy dinner ideas for cozy nights. Smothered in a delicious honey mustard sauce with a drip of garlic and lemon juice will make this your new favorite chicken breast recipe for all time!

 

What Makes You Love This Baked Chicken Recipe?

This super juicy, mouthwatering delicious recipe is easy to make just using your pantry ingredients.
Freshly baked chicken breasts are best served with “sauce”. Best to pour it over chicken or anything else you are serving with this. This only takes 20 minutes and even you can make some side dishes by popping them into the oven cook along with the chicken at the same time.

This chicken breast recipe just needed only paprika and butter, which gives a chicken the perfect amount of natural sweetness so. NO NEED OF AN ADDITIONAL SUGAR!
Perfect sides would be on a plate of green beans, creamy mashed potatoes or boiled vegetables, or any green salad.

Honey and mustard is a classic flavor combination to use with chicken and it gives a super sweet and tangy flavor despite having a plain old chicken. Plus this marinade gives a super taste to make the chicken super tender and keep it ridiculously moist through the cooking process! It’s a fabulous way to cook up a chicken breast for a change. Yummy as ever. Put all the ingredients together and get your chicken coated and refrigerate for a perfect honey mustard chicken.

Chicken breasts should be baked until they nice and juicy, they can overcook in no time and dry out easily. Cook the chicken breasts for 18 minutes in 425OF.So they will cook to perfection. Cooking chicken breasts on high heat for a shorter amount of time is the tip to keep them juicy and delicious.
Honey mustard and lemon juice help to keep chicken extra juicy and tender. All you have to do is bake the chicken breasts until they get beautiful, golden brown, crispy caramelized edges.
The most useful part of the recipe is that no need to marinate your chicken before baking them. Also no need to prepare the extra gravy. The juices in the pan mix and provide extra honey mustard sauce.

 

How to bake a perfect chicken breast?

There are few tricks to cook a perfect chicken breast. Here are few of our suggestions,

  • For a juicy chicken breast, you need to select the perfect size of the pan. Make sure to select a perfect right size pan or baking tray. Do not leave much room around the chicken, juices will evaporate and the chicken will become dry.
  • Butter will create a flavorful sauce. First, brown them and pour them over the chicken. No need to use extra oil if using butter.
  • If you don’t have an ovenproof pan, use a small skillet to brown the butter and a baking dish to cook the chicken.
  • By adding a few tablespoons of water will help to prevent the chicken from drying out.
  • At the end make sure to pour a little bit of sauce over the cooked chicken.

 

How to Freeze?

Simply pour it into a resalable, freezer-friendly bag, add your chicken and freeze the entire bag for up to 3 months.

 

Tips

  • For a thicker sauce mix together with 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Stir until it you get a good thick sauce.
  • You can replace this with pork chops or chicken thighs.
  • The use of fat from oil or even full-fat yogurt or buttermilk will help to elevate the flavors.
  • You can use vinegar or citrus fruit to season the chicken.
  • Plenty of seasonings like spices and fresh or dried herbs will add rich flavor-fullness.

 

Serving suggestions

  • Vegetables like asparagus, Brussels sprouts, broccoli florets, green beans, or cauliflower florets. You can either steam them or pan roast them.
  • White or brown rice, Mashed potatoes, Noodles , Zucchini noodles , Cauliflower rice.
  • Creamy cucumber salad.

 

> If you like this article you will also enjoy our The Best Chocolate Cake Recipe Ever.



Steps

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Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C)

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Lightly grease a baking pan

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Combine the oil, honey, mustard, garlic, and lemon juice in a separate small bowl to combine well

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Place the chicken into the prepared baking dish

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Apply 3/4 of the honey mustard mixture, salt, pepper, and paprika evenly over the chicken and spread evenly all over each breast

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Cover and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Apply remaining sauce over each breast and bake uncovered for a further 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and juices too

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Grill for another 2 minutes on medium-high until chicken gets a nice golden brown to caramelize the edges

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Cover with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes to allow the juices to recirculate before serving

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Garnish with parsley and serve warm with remaining juices in the pan

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