This delicious and easy method of roasting a chicken is the only one you will ever need.  The secret is in the brine.  Your family will love it.

This delicious and easy method of roasting a chicken is the only one you will ever need. The secret is in the brine. Your family will love it.

Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts

This delicious and easy method of roasting a chicken is the only one you will ever need.  The secret is in the brine.  Your family will love it.

This delicious and easy method of roasting a chicken is the only one you will ever need. The secret is in the brine. Your family will love it.

Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts
 
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The secret is in the brine and not over cooking the chicken. This chicken is so moist and flavorful. Pair with your favorite veggie and dinner is done!!
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Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 bone in, skin on chicken breasts
  • 6 quart container for brining
  • 3 bay leaves
  • sprig of fresh Rosemary
  • 3 sage leaves
  • 1 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon herbes de provence
  • ½ cup kosher salt
  • ½ cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan add about 4 cups water, bay leaves, rosemary, sage, peppercorns, herbes de provence, kosher salt and brown sugar. On medium high heat warm the water enough that the salt and sugar dissolve.
  2. Remove brine water from heat and allow to cool completely. (sometimes I even add ice cubes to speed up the process!)
  3. Place the chicken breasts into the six quart container. Pour brine water over chicken and add any additional water to fill up container.
  4. Allow the chicken to brine for at least 8 hours and up to 12 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. (yes, 500 degrees, this is where you will be getting your beautiful golden brown color from!)
  6. Place dried chicken breasts on a baking rack. Line a baking sheet with foil and put the rack on top of the baking sheet.
  7. Season chicken breasts with cracked black pepper and a little more herbes de provence. You don't need to salt it because you are not rinsing the chicken.
  8. Drizzle chicken with a little bit of olive oil
  9. Place chicken in oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and cook for an additional 35 to 45 minutes (depending on how big your breasts are). Your chicken should read 160 degrees F with a meat thermometer. Juices should run clear.
  10. Remove chicken from pan and cover with foil, allow to rest for about 10 minutes.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Jackie Brush says:

    Oven roasted chicken breasts((brined) is delicious and easy.

  2. Thanks Mom!! <3

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