Chicken is a great source of lean protein and actually very easy to cook! There are many ways to cook a chicken breast: in a pan, oven, boil etc.
Below is how to bake a chicken breast:
Important tips to keep in mind:
- Make sure to properly defrost the chicken breast if frozen before. Either defrost in the refrigerator or under cold running water in the sink. Never defrost on the counter.
- Spray pan with cooking spray will help prevent the chicken from sticking and can be easily removed later.
- Make sure the chicken breast is cooked all the way through. Check that the thickest part of the chicken reaches 160F.
- If storing leftover chicken breast, remember that this is cooked food, so it needs to be stored on the top shelf of the refrigerator.
Now you know everything for baking a chicken breast!