When we talk about chicken breasts, in most cases we think of a very healthy portion, but at the same time having little flavor being and dry.
Surely you think the same, don’t you? But the good news is that this is not the case, because we assure you that you can get very delicious and juicy dishes using it.
It all depends on how you are going to prepare it because there is a wide variety of chicken breast recipes.
In Cuba and the rest of the world it is very common to consume chicken and of course, the breasts are included in this list.
Since it is a lean meat, it is very low in calories and very rich in proteins, it is ideal for maintaining a healthy diet.
A 100-gram portion of chicken breast has 165 calories, 31 grams of protein, 3.6 grams of total fats, in addition to essential vitamins and minerals.
Today we propose a super easy recipe for chicken breasts; the result is irresistible because it will be very juicy and full of flavor.
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How to prepare chicken breasts?
If you have asked yourself a thousand times why do you always get dry chicken breasts that are very hard and tasteless, today we teach you the best tricks on how to make juicy and tasty chicken breasts.
With certainty from now on you will love to cook them more often and since it is such a versatile meat you can prepare it in many ways without getting sick of enjoying it.
Now, going to the meat and potatoes of the matter, the first trick to ensure they won’t be dry is to put them on a flat surface and hit them.
You can use any tool to flatten it, a ladle, a roller, a meat hammer, the bottom of a glass, in short, whatever you can get.
So we will break the tissues and make it thinner and in that way it will cook on all its sides in less time, preventing it from drying out too much.
The second trick is to leave it marinated for 15 to 30 minutes, in this case we prefer to use olive oil, garlic and other spices as we desire, without putting salt because it dehydrates it, running a high risk of it being dry.
The cooking process is important so that they are juicy; if the steak is very thin, it will be cooked enough with 1 and a half minutes on each side and if it is thicker from 3 to 4 minutes on each side so that it seals well and keeps its juiciness inside.
If you make grilled chicken breasts, the heat of the grill should be medium high, not too high, to prevent from burning.
On the other hand, if you are preparing cooked chicken breast and it is a large portion, the proper cooking time is 20 or 25 minutes, if you don’t remove the bones and the skin, then it will be ready in 30 minutes.
Keep in mind that if you divide the portion of breast into pieces or in halves the cooking time is reduced by 50 percent.
To make baked chicken breasts use 200 degrees of temperature with heat up and down in the oven and without ventilation and they will be ready in about 20 minutes with a preheated oven.
If you bake them wrapped in aluminum foil, remove the foil after 20 minutes and place them in the oven for another 10 minutes to brown on the outside.
In these three previous cooking methods, you can make stuffed, breaded chicken breasts, in sauce and other varieties of recipes.
Chicken breast recipe
An easy and homemade recipe of juicy and delicious chicken breasts, a dish that should not be missed on your table, perfect for any occasion and time of the year.
- Prep Time10 min
- Cook Time3 min
- Total Time13 min
- Yield1 Recipient
- Serving Size100g
- Energy225 cal
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ teaspoon of ground pepper
- ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon of parsley or chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- Salt as desired
How to prepare grilled chicken breast
First cut both chicken breasts in half to get 4 shanks.
Then place them in a plastic bag or cover them with plastic wrap and beat them to decrease their thickness and set them aside.
Crush the garlic and mix it in a small bowl with the oregano, the pepper, the lemon juice and the olive oil.
Add this mixture to each of the chicken pieces, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. This step is so the ingredients get better integrated, but if you don’t have time, let them rest for at least 5 to 10 minutes before cooking.
Take them out of the fridge and turn on the grill, when it is hot (not too much) place the steaks, cook for 1 minute and a half on that side, turn them over and add salt as desired, cook for another minute and a half.
Finally, add the chopped parsley or cilantro and remove to serve hot accompanied by vegetables and, preferably, rice.
If you want to add a touch of extra flavor, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese, we assure you that they are irresistible.
If you do not have lemon you can do without it, they are also perfect, juicy and delicious thanks to the combination of olive oil and spices.
- 4 servings per container
- Serving Size100g
- Amount per serving
- % Daily Value*