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Perfectly Tender Chicken Breast

Juicy, flavorful, oven-baked chicken breast plain and simple.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken weekly meal prep, chicken weeknight dinner, easy baked chicken breast recipe, how to properly cook chicken breast on the stove, seared chicken breast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Jazzmine from Dash of Jazz

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ½ large yellow onion chopped
  • 3 pounds chicken breast trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a large cast iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat, then add onions. Allow to cook down about three minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, prep the chicken breast. If necessary, butterfly each breast so that no piece is more than 1 ½ inches thick. Pat it dry and season all sides with sea salt, black pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder.

  3. Once onion begins to soften and become translucent, add chicken breasts to pan. Cook each side for three minutes, spooning butter and caramelized onions over top occasionally.

  4. Remove skillet from stove top and place in oven. Bake for about 17 minutes or until cooked through. Internal temperature should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

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