The smell of fresh herbs, garlic, and butter roasting in the oven makes you feel right at home no matter where you are. Baked chicken is just one of those dishes that every cook should know. Even better, you can tailor this dish to your taste with seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs, and lots of butter.basic rules to follow to turn out perfect baked chicken time and time again. First, don’t overcook. There are few things worse in this world than trying to choke down dried-out chicken. Use an instant-read thermometer to cook the breasts to 160 degrees F, then let the chicken rest outside of the oven until it reaches 165 degrees.
Second, don’t be shy with the chicken stock. Baste your chicken every 15 to 20 minutes for a crispy golden exterior. Finally, make sure you season your bird well. Baked chicken requires plenty of salt for the best taste.
Pairing your chicken with fresh vegetables and plenty of herbs means your house will smell extraordinary, and you will have a one-pot dinner that will make everyone at the table happy. Are you in need of some inspiration? Check out these 11 baked chicken recipes to get your creative juices flowing.
Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu
Cristina De Guzman
Chicken cordon bleu is a French-inspired poultry dish that was developed by chefs in the United States in an effort to imitate stuffed meat dishes from Europe. "Cordon bleu," which means "blue ribbon" in French, has chicken, cheese such as Gruyère or Swiss, and prosciutto or ham as the basic ingredients.
Baked Panko Crusted Chicken Breast
This easy baked chicken dinner is deliciously light and perfect for any weather.
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