Basic Broiled Chicken Breasts

Basic Broiled Chicken Breasts

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"This is a simple but delicious way to prepare chicken. Good-quality olive oil and generous amounts of salt and pepper make for a savory chicken breast that is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 389 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21.9 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 45 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium:
  • 1067 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Rub olive oil over each chicken breast, then season both sides with salt and black pepper. Place the chicken skin-side down on a broiling pan.
  2. Broil in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then flip the chicken breast skin-side up. Continue broiling the chicken until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove from the oven and allow meat to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • If desired, add a quarter cup of water to the bottom of the broiling pan and stir to dissolve the browned-bits from the chicken juices. Use as a light sauce on the chicken.

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Most helpful positive review

This is one of those recipes you might read and pass by because, hey, what could olive oil, salt, and pepper do for some pieces of chicken. Well, here's what they can do: they'll jet-pack you ba...

Most helpful critical review

Made this recipe for my family, they all started putting ranch dressing on it. The chicken was not overcooked, it was very moist and juicy, however it was very plain. Hence the ranch dressing. ....

This is one of those recipes you might read and pass by because, hey, what could olive oil, salt, and pepper do for some pieces of chicken. Well, here's what they can do: they'll jet-pack you ba...

Quick easy & tastes GREAT ! only used 2 boneless/skinless breasts.. had instant taters, California mix veggies.. AWESOME!!

Delicious and simple recipe! I used boneless breasts and they turned out really tender, will definately use this often!

Moist and delicious. Was not expecting it to taste as good as it did. I boiled mine for a few minutes first because the chicken was not totally thawed. Couldn't stop eating it!

I have made these several times and they are tender, moist and have wonderful flavor for only three simple ingredients.

Delicious! I love flavor, and often fall victim to overspicing dishes in search of the flavor I want. This dish just goes to show you that a few simple ingredients can absolutely be enough. I...

I forgot how good plain quality chicken was! I am always looking for something "different". Turns out my family was thrilled w/this basic recipe. I also made the pan gravy w/ a little flour, ...

AMAZING recipe! So simple and yet so tasty!! The chicken was perfectly cooked, with the perfect amount of flavor. I actually made a sauce on the side just in case it was too bland, And I didn't ...

I'd never broiled chicken before. It was delicious! I pounded two boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cooked on 8 minutes each side and it was perfect! I did have a lot of smoke the first tim...