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Breaded baked chicken breast: the secrets to making it perfect with photos and video recipe

Baked Chicken breast

The recipe for breaded, crunchy and tasty baked chicken breast for a quick and light lunch at the same time.

Chicken and turkey lovers know this: it is not always easy to cook this type of white meat without it being too dry, stringy and tasteless. But the formula for a perfect baked chicken breast with breadcrumbs exists. Sometimes it's enough to get the cooking wrong by a few minutes or not to add the right spices to end up with a sad and bland dish. To obtain a tasty and delicious second course of meat, a tasty and crunchy baked light chicken breast, just follow a few little tricks during cooking and our video recipe .

First of all, thick slices must be chosen, the right mix of aromatic herbs and knowing that the temperature is essential in order not to ruin the meal and have delicious second courses at the table. With the following recipe you can obtain a breaded slice of tender, tasty and crunchy meat, you will obtain a soft baked chicken breast to combine with your favorite side dish . If you are in the mood for light recipes, however, you can also simply use the mix of herbs without breadcrumbs and cheese.

Baked Chicken breast
Baked Chicken breast

How to cook breaded chicken breast in the oven

1. Prepare a baking tray or baking tray by lining it with baking paper.

Prepare breading with herbs, breadcrumbs and cheese

2. Place your herbs, breadcrumbs and grated cheese in a bowl. Mix everything until the ingredients are well distributed between them.

Prepare emulsion with oil and lemon

3. Prepare an emulsion made with oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Insert chicken slices into the emulsion with oil and lemon

4. Take the chicken and insert it into slices in the emulsion and leave them to marinate for a few minutes.

Bread the chicken

5. After a few minutes, bread them in your aromatic mix .

Place breaded chicken on a baking tray covered with baking paper

6. Arrange the slices of chicken meat in the pan, so that they do not overlap or touch each other.

Add emulsion over the breaded chicken slices

7. Finally, pour what remains of the emulsion, add a drizzle of olive oil to the chicken breast, salt and pepper if you like, so that the meat remains moist and soft during cooking .

Place the breaded chicken breast in the oven
Place the breaded chicken breast in the oven

8. Place the pan halfway up, with the oven already hot. Cook for 15-20 minutes at 180° C.
9. To finish cooking, choose the grill mode and brown the surface of your slices for a couple of minutes. This step will make the breading golden and crunchy.
10. At the end of cooking, plate immediately and serve piping hot.

If you want to make baked chicken breasts without breading, proceed in the same way, but avoiding adding breadcrumbs and cheese, simply seasoning with herbs, oil and salt and pouring half a glass of milk or lemon juice into the pan without go through the marinade. Cook for 15-20 minutes , always at 180° C and lower the pan , so that the slice does not burn or dry out excessively. A variant, always worth trying, is the juicy baked chicken with potatoes !


Once cooked, baked chicken breast can be stored in the fridge for 1-2 days . Before eating it you can heat it in a pan, brushing it with a drizzle of oil, so that it heats up without burning or sticking to the pan. You can also freeze your breaded meat slices for three months .

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