Easy, Baked Chicken Breast Recipe That Requires Just 3 Ingredients Revealed
Hey, guys. We’ve got a new chicken breast recipe for you today. This one comes from a lady named Jennifer Jones over at Allrecipes.com. Yep, it’s true. This recipe only requires just three ingredients. I will be suggesting a few tweaks to this recipe for any of you who want to make this a bit more healthier.
With all of that said, let’s go ahead and get into this. We’ll go over the ingredients first, and then we’ll follow that up with the directions of how to prepare it.
The first ingredient you will need is, of course, the chicken breasts. This recipe calls for 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves. The second ingredient is 1/4 cup of melted butter. For those of you that want to use less fat, you can replace the butter with a butter substitute, but please make sure the butter substitute does not use hydrogenated oils of any kind.
Hydrogenated oils are cheap, man-made oils that your body doesn’t know how to digest. That means it just stays in your body for very long periods of time and clogs up your arteries. Country Crock makes a good butter substitute that doesn’t use hydrogenated oils. In fact, there are a lot of butter substitutes that don’t use hydrogenated oils. Just check the ingredients.
Finally, the third ingredient for this easy, baked chicken breast recipe is 1 teaspoon of salt. For those of you who want to cut down on the sodium, you can use a salt substitute. I personally use the “No Salt” sodium-free salt from French’s.
Now for the directions. The first thing you will want to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius. After that, you’ll want to lightly butter a baking dish to make it non-sticky. You can do this with a butter substitute as mentioned earlier or one of the nonstick cooking sprays. They’ll all work.
Third, you’ll need to stir the 1/4 cup of melted butter and salt together in a bowl. The 4th thing you’ll need to do is arrange the chicken in the lightly buttered baking dish from the earlier steps. Next, brush the butter from the 1/4 cup of melted butter onto the chicken breasts until they are thoroughly coated.
Then for the last, but most certainly not the least step, you will need to actually bake the chicken breasts in the 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius preheated oven until they are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear. This usually takes around 30 to 45 minutes. I would go for the 45 minutes, but of course you can check on them at the 30 minute point to see where they’re at.
If they need to be baked more, you can just pop them back in the oven for another 15 minutes, give or take. Also, you’ll want to get yourself an instant-read thermometer if you don’t already have one. You’ll need to use one of these to stick into the center of the chicken. When you measure the temperature of the chicken breasts, they should read at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit or 74 degrees Celsius.
An additional tip for this recipe is that aluminum foil can be used to keep the chicken nice and moist, cooked evenly, and it also makes the clean-up process just a wee bit easier.
The nutrition facts for this recipe if you decide you use real butter and real salt are: total fat: 14.2 grams. Saturated fat: 8.0 grams. Cholesterol: 95 milligrams. Sodium: 719 milligrams. Potassium 198 milligrams. Total Carbohydrates: 0 grams. Dietary Fiber:0 grams. Protein: 23.7 grams. Sugars: 0 grams. Vitamin A: 371IU. Vitamin C: 0 milligrams. Calcium: 15 milligrams. Iron: 1 milligram. Thiamin: 0 milligrams. Niacin: 15 milligrams. Vitamin B6: 0 milligrams. Magnesium: 22 milligrams. Folate: 3 micrograms.
The creator of this recipe Jennifer Jones made a statement about this recipe. Here’s what she had to say: “I use this as a basic baked chicken recipe when another recipe calls for cooked chicken. Works great for everything and is super customizable. Sometimes, I use garlic salt or other seasonings, depending on what I’m using it for.”
How do you guys feel about this simple, three ingredient chicken recipe? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Or do you just not care one way or the other. Let us know in the comments.