Basic Broiled Chicken Breasts

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Broil chicken breasts for a simple but delicious way to prepare chicken. Extra-virgin 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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Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. 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 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 to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Tips

If desired, add 1/4 cup of water to the bottom of the broiling pan and stir to dissolve the browned bits from chicken juices. Use as a light sauce on the chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
22g Fat
0g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 1067mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 376mg 8%

* 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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