Baked Thin Sliced Chicken Breast: Simple and Juicy

If you’re searching for a quick and easy chicken breast recipe, look no further than this delightful baked thin sliced chicken breast. With just a few basic ingredients and minimal prep, you’ll achieve perfectly juicy, tender, and moist chicken every time.

Baked Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and Easy to Make: Whether you’re in the mood for a salad, sandwich, quesadilla, taco, or something to serve with pasta, this baked thin chicken recipe has got you covered. You can cook this thin chicken breast in just 15 minutes, adding your choice of herbs and spices for extra flavor.

  • Economical: Chicken breasts can be expensive, but by buying whole chicken breast and cutting it into thin slices or cutlets, you can save money without compromising on taste.

  • Healthy and Perfect for Busy Weeknights: With its minimal prep time and oven cooking method, this recipe is ideal for those hectic evenings when you still want a nutritious and delicious meal.

  • Foolproof: Cooking chicken breast can sometimes be challenging, but with this recipe, you’re guaranteed a juicy and flavorful outcome whether you cook it in the oven or air fryer. In fact, did you know that you can cook thinly sliced chicken breast in the air fryer in just 6 minutes?

What You’ll Need

Ingredients for Chicken Breast

How to Make Baked Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

Preparation Steps

Air Fryer Instructions

Air Fryer Instructions

Tips for Success

  • Pound the chicken breast to an even thickness before cooking. This ensures that they cook evenly without any dry spots.

  • To avoid overcooking, start checking the chicken’s internal temperature after 10 minutes of baking.

  • Feel free to experiment with different homemade seasoning blends to add variety to your chicken. Some options include peri peri seasoning, garlic herb seasoning, all-purpose seasoning, taco seasoning, and even ground beef seasoning.

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Cooking Time for Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

The baking time for thinly sliced chicken breast will depend on the thickness and cooking method. For a ½-inch thick cut, it usually takes 10-12 minutes in the oven or 6 minutes in the air fryer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly for thinner cuts.

If you’re unsure whether the chicken is done, use an instant-read thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F. This way, you can enjoy your chicken without any worries of it being undercooked or overcooked.

Baked Chicken Breast

What to Serve with Baked Thin Sliced Chicken Breast

In addition to the ideas mentioned earlier, you can serve the thinly sliced chicken breast as is or pair it with your favorite sides. Here are some delicious options:

  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Roasted root vegetables
  • Seasoned rice
  • Boursin orzo
  • Creamy spinach pasta
  • Chimichurri potatoes
  • Beetroot and feta salad

Serving Suggestions

There you have it—a simple and quick chicken breast recipe that you can easily make at home. If you try this recipe, I’d love to hear from you! Please rate the recipe 5 stars and leave your feedback in the comment section below. Don’t forget to tag @thedinnerbite on Instagram and save this recipe to your Pinterest. And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the blog for more free and delicious recipes delivered directly to your inbox.

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