The Juiciest Chicken Ever

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Today I’m going to show you how to make the juiciest chicken ever. I want to give a shoutout to @sammipur for being the inspiration behind this recipe.

It can be difficult to make juicy chicken since it’s very easy to overcook but after today you’ll be a pro. You may just have to have your friends and family over to show off a bit. That’s how good this recipe is. 

The Juiciest Chicken Ever

The Juiciest Chicken Ever

Here’s what you’ll need:

Boneless skinless chicken thighs: For this recipe, I used chicken breasts but you’re more than welcome to use that or chicken thighs. Either one works but I prefer chicken breasts! Thighs are definitely easier to make and harder to overcook. If you haven’t already, check out my Chili Lime Chicken Thighs. They’re so yummy!

You may use either fresh or frozen but if they are frozen, you will need to completely thaw. I prefer fresh but again, either works! 

Oil: I use avocado oil because it has a higher smoking point. 

Spices: I like to take all my spices and mix them up in a small bowl so each chicken breast will be evenly coated with all seasonings. I use paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Now, these seasonings are pretty standard and makes the chicken more versatile. I use it for salads, greek bowls, wraps, meal prep, rice and veggies – it’s amazing. 

Sometimes people, myself included, can get burnt out on the same meal over and over. With this chicken, you can prep this at the beginning of the week and have multiple different meals. 

Cast Iron to the Oven

I love pan seared chicken breasts but they can also dry quickly. The best thing to do is get your cast iron, sear for a few minutes on each side and finish cooking through in the oven. Then, wait for the chicken to cool before cutting into it so it won’t dry out and lose the juice. 

Directions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle one side of your chicken breast with your seasoning and massage. Flip and repeat the process.
  3. Bring your cast iron to medium high heat. This will take a few minutes. Do not add oil in at this time – it will burn. 
  4. Add your oil and chicken breasts to your cast iron.
  5. Sear on each side for 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Then, into the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. This will vary on thickness of your chicken breast.
  7. Once cooked, remove from the oven and place on a plate to rest for 15 minutes before cutting.
  8. After 15 minutes, enjoy the juiciest chicken ever!
Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins Servings: 2 Calories: 190

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Sprinkle one side of your chicken breast with your seasoning and massage. Flip and repeat the process.

    The Juiciest Chicken Ever
  3. Bring your cast iron to medium high heat. This will take a few minutes. Do not add oil in at this time - it will burn. 

  4. Add your oil and chicken breasts to your cast iron.

  5. Sear on each side for 2 to 3 minutes.

    The Juiciest Chicken Ever
  6. Then, into the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. This will vary on thickness of your chicken breast.

  7. Once cooked, remove from the oven and place on a plate to rest for 15 minutes before cutting.

  8. After 15 minutes, enjoy the juiciest chicken ever!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 190


Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g8%
Protein 28g57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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