Chicken breasts are a versatile, delicious protein for any meal, but unfortunately, they often turn out rubbery, overcooked, and dry, especially when you cook them in the oven. The recipe below gives you perfectly tender, juicy chicken breasts every time.
The secret is in the cooking technique. Check out the recipe below for the full step-by-step instructions. First, we will tease you with the result --- some juicy, tender chicken breasts:
After the recipe below, we explain why this process works.
Why does this work? Cooking chicken breasts in the oven can dry them out, so start them out tented with aluminum foil. This will essentially steam them, which means that you don't get that perfect brown crust on top. That's why you remove the tin foil at the very end to get a nice, brown crust thanks to the breadcrumb and parmesan topping.
Be sure to let your chicken breasts rest for at least ten minutes before slicing them, or the juices may run out, and you'll be left with chicken dry as cardboard.