A Chicken Breast Recipe for a Variety of Meals

In order to balance my busy schedule and eating healthy, I created this simple chicken breast recipe that is great by itself, mixed with veggies, or on salads. The best part, it only has 3 ingredients! I always make enough to have leftovers too. Enjoy this chicken recipe with a variety of meals. More recipes are to come using this simple chicken recipe, but check out my Almond Berry Chicken Salad blog for one idea.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons grill seasoning for chicken
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)

Oven Roasted Chicken Ingredients

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.IMG_0947
  2. Mix together 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1.5 teaspoons of grill seasoning (My husband and I really like PepperJax Seasoning*, which can be found in select grocery stores). Of course, this seasoning can be substituted by any other grill seasoning.Oven Roasted Chicken Preparing Recipe
  3. Place chicken breasts in an ungreased 8×8 inch baking pan.Oven Roasted Chicken Ingredients
  4. Brush both sides of the chicken with the olive oil mixture. Pour the remaining olive oil mixture evenly over the chicken.Oven Roasted Chicken Preparing Recipe 2
  5. Bake uncovered for 25 – 35 minutes (depending on size of chicken breast) until the  juice of the chicken is no longer pink.IMG_1740
  6. The best way to know the chicken is fully cooked is to insert a food thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken.
  7. IMG_1778When the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F, the chicken is safe to eat.IMG_1780
  8. Cut chicken breast into 3-4 ounce servings. I like to use a kitchen scale to measure, but 3-4 ounces of cooked meat looks like a deck of cards. Eat cooked chicken right away or refrigerate for up to 4 days to use in other meals.
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Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Recipe

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1.5 teaspoons grill seasoning for chicken
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Mix together olive oil and grill seasoning (My husband and I really like PepperJax Seasoning, which can be found in select grocery stores.)
  3. Place chicken breasts in an ungreased 8×8 inch baking pan.
  4. Brush both sides of the chicken with the olive oil mixture. Pour the remaining olive oil mixture evenly over the chicken.
  5. Bake uncovered for 25 – 35 minutes (depending on size of chicken breast) until the  juice of the chicken is no longer pink.
  6. The best way to know the chicken is fully cooked is to insert a food thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken.
  7. When the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165°F, the chicken is safe to eat.
  8. Cut chicken breast into 3-4 ounce servings. I like to use a kitchen scale to measure, but 3-4 ounces of cooked meat looks like a deck of cards. Eat cooked chicken right away or refrigerate for up to 4 days to use in other meals.

*Reference to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended of those not mentioned and no endorsement by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension is implied for those mentioned.

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4 Responses to A Chicken Breast Recipe for a Variety of Meals

  1. Yvette says:

    Why is healthy spelled with “ie” at the end?

  2. Yvette says:

    Scratch that previous question…Okay, I get it…”Healthier Decisions” : )

    • Hi Yvette,

      It is kind of confusing since I put Healthier and Decisions together. I wanted to highlight that I am a Registered Dietitian (RD), so I put HealthieRDecisions together to help accomplish that goal. Thanks for checking out my blog! Hope you like it.

      -Kayla

  3. Pingback: 2013: Making Health a Priority… No More Excuses | makinghealthierdecisions

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