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Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe

Have you ever wondered if a juicy chicken breast recipe is even possible? Well here is your chance to make a tender juicy chicken breast every single time! No worries, no fuss! Simple, easy and fast!

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Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe

A juicy chicken breast recipe that is fast, simple and an easy weeknight meal is right here! It’s so delicious you’ll want to serve it to friends and neighbors too. Save the dry stringy chicken for enemies.

If easy chicken recipes are your thing, after you try this one, you’ll also want to check out my “Easy Asterisk Chicken” because it’s just as good!

There are a number of substitutions you can do with this recipe so check out the recipe notes, but this recipe is guaranteed to produce a tender juicy and moist breast every single time! No worries at all! No fuss.

Besides, the whole thing is ready in less than 30 minutes start to finish so go ahead and get your fancy green salad ready or even just some chips and bread because that is all you need for this delicious meal!

I’m sure you have everything you need for this recipe in your pantry and fridge already so just go ahead and sling it altogether!

If you are interested in learning to fry chicken, I have a great article about that here: How to fry crispy pan fried chicken in oil (Recipe)

Then, if you are seeking the most moist chicken ever, you might try this one: Easy Instant Pot Mississippi Chicken Recipe (w/video)

Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe slices

Here’s How You Do It

It isn’t fancy or hard.

  • Mix the coating ingredients together.
  • Rub them on the chicken
  • Bake.

It’s really that simple.

Here’s What You’ll Need

Just a few ingredients.

  • Chicken Breast (see substitutions and tips and tricks).
  • mayo, dijon, parmesan, salt and pepper.
  • Bread crumbs

That’s it! OMG! That’s it for a delicious juicy and moist chicken breast!

Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe with plate

How Long to Cook Chicken Breast in the Oven

A chicken breast in the oven cooks depends on several factors including…

  • How thick the chicken breast is
  • How crowded the pan is.
  • The temperature of the oven.
  • The type of pan used to cook the chicken breast.

How Long to Cook Thin Chicken Breast in the Oven

A thin chicken breast will be done in the oven in about 10-15 minutes. Check to make sure the juices are running clear and if you have never cooked chicken before, just go ahead and cut into the cutlet and make sure it is done (white with no pink).

How Long to Cook Thick Chicken Breast in the Oven

A thicker chicken breast will be done in 20-30 minutes in the oven, depending on how crowded the pan is and how thick the breast is.

What Temp to Cook Chicken Breast in the Oven

Cook a chicken breast in a 350 degree oven for the easiest baking.

How Long to Cook a Chicken Breast in a Pan

How long you cook a chicken breast in a pan will depend on the thickness and size of the chicken breast and how crowded the pan is.

Do not crowd the pan to allow for the fastest cooking.

A thick chicken breast will cook in about 15-20 minutes in a pan.

A thin chicken breast will cook in 10-15 minutes in a pan.

How Long to Cook a Chicken Breast on the Stove

How long you cook a chicken breast on the stove will depend on the thickness and size of the chicken breast and how crowded the pan is.

Do not crowd the pan to allow for the fastest cooking.

A thick chicken breast will cook in about 15-20 minutes in a pan.

A thin chicken breast will cook in 10-15 minutes in a pan.

Special Equipment

You won’t need any special equipment but this thermometer will really help you to cook perfect chicken every single time, just cook to 165 degrees.

This is the only type of thermometer that I recommend. Ever. It is quite simply the best and easiest and most reliable to use.

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Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe on baking sheet

Tips and Tricks

  • Chicken Breasts can vary greatly in size. If you have very large chicken breasts, cut them in half as if butterflying (cut open like a book) through the thickest part. 
  • The Mayo and the Dijon add flavor and give moisture to the chicken breast. You can vary the amounts of each, but you want a total of 1 ¾ cups total. You do not want to use less than the amount shown. See substitutions if needed. 
  • You can use the parmesan cheese in the green can or you can use freshly grated, either way, you’ll have great flavor. 
  • You can use plain bread crumbs and simply mix in a tablespoon of Italian seasoning if you don’t have the flavored bread crumbs. 
  • If using table salt instead of kosher salt, use half. 
  • If using ground pepper (table pepper) use the same amount.

Substitutions

  • You can substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs and then cut the amount of mayo and dijon in half. 
  • Any brand of mayo will work but do not use the lower fat mayo or miracle whip as both of these add more sugar and that’s not a flavor you want in this recipe. 
  • A whole grain mustard will work instead of dijon but don’t substitute a yellow mustard or ground mustard in this recipe. 
  • If you don’t have parmesan cheese, any hard cheese in that family will work. 
  • You can use plain bread crumbs and then just add seasoning to them (about a tablespoon of italian seasoning will work).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How Long Will This Last

This dish will last about 5 days covered in the fridge.

Can I Freeze This Dish

You really can not. The mayo will “break” in the freezer

How to Reheat This Dish

To reheat this dish, do one of the following…

  • Airfryer – reheat for 3 ish minutes.
  • Broiler – reheat for about 3 minutes.
  • Oven – place in oven safe dish and reheat at 350 for about 5-10 minutes
  • Microwave – 1 minute in microwave safe dish, check and repeat at 1 minute intervals.

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Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe

Have you ever wondered if a juicy chicken breast recipe is even possible? Well here is your chance to make a tender juicy chicken breast every single time! No worries, no fuss! Simple, easy and fast!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 617kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts see notes
  • 1 Cup Mayo
  • ¾ Cup Dijon Mustard
  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black cracked pepper
  • ½ Cup Italian Bread Crumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Cut the chicken breasts in half if they are large – see notes
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the mayo, dijon, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper together until well blended.
  • Rub the chicken breasts with the mayo mixture and leave the mixture on the chicken as thickly as possible. Lay the chicken breasts on the aluminum foil covered baking sheet and spread out as much as possible on the sheet so that the hot oven air can circulate between them.
  • Sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top of the coated chicken breasts.
  • Bake the chicken for 15-20 minutes until done (will vary based on the size of the chicken breasts and how closely they are placed on the pan – they are done when they reach an internal temperature of 165 or when all juices run clear and the meat is white through the center).

Notes

  • Chicken Breasts can vary greatly in size. If you have very large chicken breasts, cut them in half as if butterflying (cut open like a book) through the thickest part.
  • The Mayo and the Dijon add flavor and give moisture to the chicken breast. You can vary the amounts of each, but you want a total of 1 ¾ cups total. You do not want to use less than the amount shown. See substitutions if needed.
  • You can use the parmesan cheese in the green can or you can use freshly grated, either way, you’ll have great flavor.
  • You can use plain bread crumbs and simply mix in a tablespoon of Italian seasoning if you don’t have the flavored bread crumbs.
  • If using table salt instead of kosher salt, use half.
  • If using ground pepper (table pepper) use the same amount.
Substitutions
  • You can substitute boneless skinless chicken thighs and then cut the amount of mayo and dijon in half.
  • Any brand of mayo will work but do not use the lower fat mayo or miracle whip as both of these add more sugar and that’s not a flavor you want in this recipe.
  • A whole grain mustard will work instead of dijon but don’t substitute a yellow mustard or ground mustard in this recipe.
  • If you don’t have parmesan cheese, any hard cheese in that family will work.
  • You can use plain bread crumbs and then just add seasoning to them (about a tablespoon of italian seasoning will work)

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Juicy Chicken Breast Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 breast)
Calories 617 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 26g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 1033mg43%
Potassium 479mg14%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 198IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 187mg19%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This post originally appeared on Loaves and Dishes on February 4, 2015 and has been updated to include a decrease in the background non recipe information, How to information, Here’s how its done, Here’s what you’ll need, Substitutions, Special Equipment, photos, Tips and Tricks, FAQ’s, Recipe questions and the recipe has been updated with nutrition information, equipment information, description, video, photos and more.

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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

Recipe Rating




Wendi

Tuesday 8th of August 2023

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Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

My family loves this recipe!

Mary

Sunday 7th of August 2016

Goodness, now I know what I'm making with some chicken in my freezer! Looks so good. Pinned. Thanks for sharing.

Wendi Spraker

Sunday 7th of August 2016

Hi Mary! I'm so glad you stopped by! This is such an easy recipe - I make it for quick weeknight dinners. Tasty too! Let me know how it turns out!

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