Looking for a delicious, foolproof, and easy way to make chicken? My method for roasting chicken breasts in the oven gives you the juiciest, most flavor-filled chicken that's perfect for adding to your favorite lunches and dinners!
Course: Main Course
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
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Author: Whitney Reist | Sweet Cayenne
For the brine:
For the chicken:
2whole bone-in chicken breasts, skin on (about 1-1 ½ pounds total)
1tablespoonbutter, melted and cooled
1teaspooncoarse ground Kosher salt
1teaspoonfreshly-cracked black pepper
Combine the water and salt in a container with a lid. Place the chicken in the water and let soak for a minimum of 30 minutes and up to 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 450℉. Place a 10-12’’ cast iron skillet in the oven while it heats.
Remove the chicken from brine and pat dry with paper towels. Combine the butter and olive oil in a small bowl. Brush the mixture onto all sides of the chicken. Wash your hands, and then sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly onto all sides.
Carefully remove the skillet from the oven. Use tongs to place the chicken breasts in the skillet, skin side UP. Roast the chicken for 35-40 minutes, then insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. The chicken is done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165℉. Continue roasting in 5 minute increments until it reaches 165℉.
Remove from oven and serve hot. Or let cool before slicing for storage in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.