The Perfect Recipe for Baking Thin-Sliced Chicken Breasts

Are you tired of ending up with bland and rubbery baked chicken breasts? Look no further! In this tutorial, we will show you the best way to easily bake thin-sliced chicken breasts that are not only tender and juicy but also bursting with exciting flavors. Say goodbye to boring chicken and hello to hands-free, no-mess cooking!

Baked thin sliced chicken breast served with garden salad

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Finally, a recipe for thin chicken breasts that delivers on taste and texture! This recipe covers everything you need to know about baking thin chicken breasts, including marinating time, baking temperature, and the perfect seasoning rub. No more guessing or ending up with dry chicken!

How to Thinly Slice Chicken Breast

Slicing the chicken breasts into thin halves is key to ensuring that they absorb the marinade better and faster, resulting in flavorful and juicy chicken breasts. Here’s how you do it:

  1. Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice the breasts horizontally to make them about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. If the thickness of the chicken breast is not uniform, lightly pound the thicker part of the chicken using a meat mallet.
  3. Maintaining this thickness is important because you will be cooking the chicken breasts covered, and there’s no way to check for doneness in the middle of cooking.

The Perfect Seasoning for Thin Chicken Breasts

To ensure tender and flavorful chicken breasts, you’ll need to use a marinade that tenderizes the meat. Combine spices like garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, and rosemary with lemon juice and olive oil to create a flavorful wet rub. This marinade will not only enhance the taste but also keep the chicken moist during baking.

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How to Bake Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts

Now that you’ve prepared the chicken and the seasoning, it’s time to bake them to perfection. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C). This high temperature ensures that the thin chicken cutlets stay juicy.
  2. Place the marinated chicken breasts in a deep baking tray or pan lined with parchment paper for easy clean-up. Seal the pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake the chicken breasts in the preheated oven for 12 minutes. If the sliced chicken is less than 1/2 an inch thick, you can reduce the cooking time by a couple of minutes.
  4. Once done, remove the foil and let the chicken breasts rest for 5 minutes. This allows the flavorful juices to distribute evenly throughout the chicken.
  5. Enjoy your flavorful and moist baked thin-sliced chicken breasts!

Baked thin sliced chicken breast served with garden salad

Tips for Moist Baked Chicken Breast

To ensure your chicken breasts stay moist and delicious, keep these tips in mind:

  • Bring the chicken to room temperature before baking to ensure even cooking.
  • Blot or wipe the chicken slices dry with kitchen towels before marinating.
  • Place the thin-sliced chicken breasts flat on the pan, at least an inch apart.
  • Let the chicken breasts rest for 5 to 10 minutes after baking. This helps them retain their moisture and flavorful juices.
  • Allow the chicken to rest on a cooling rack after opening the sealed foil to prevent condensation from making them soggy.

Now that you’ve learned the secret to cooking the best thin-sliced chicken breasts, it’s time to get creative with your sides! Pair these juicy chicken breasts with refreshing salads like Italian pasta salad or beetroot walnut feta salad. For a healthier option, try superfood salads like quinoa pumpkin salad or balsamic quinoa salad. You can also serve these chicken breasts with roasted potatoes and broccoli or cheesy Italian potato croquettes.

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So, say goodbye to bland and rubbery chicken breasts and hello to the perfect recipe for baking thin-sliced chicken breasts that are juicy, tender, and bursting with flavor. Get ready to impress your family and friends with this easy and delicious dish from Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ!

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