112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a simple but delicious way to prepare chicken. Good-quality 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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. 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.

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  • Broil in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then flip the chicken breast skin-side up. Continue broiling the chicken 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 meat to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note

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

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

389 calories; 21.9 g total fat; 127 mg cholesterol; 1067 mg sodium. 0.3 g carbohydrates; 45 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
This is one of those recipes you might read and pass by because hey what could olive oil salt and pepper do for some pieces of chicken. Well here's what they can do: they'll jet-pack you back to when your mom made chicken for a weekday night (even though it's flavorful and divine enough to serve to guests). It will also let the cooked chicken speak pretty much for itself without smothering it in a sauce. I confess I was leery. I wanted to add rosemary or oregano or (good grief) even Lawry's Seasoned Salt. But I resisted and I must say it was worth it. The ingredients are simple and that makes it an easy dish to make. If you use organic chicken breasts it's going to be moist in any case. But adding the olive oil salt and pepper blend in a way that might make you swoon in the way I swooned when I ate it. Simple homey cozy and (in so many ways) perfect. Next time you're in a hurry for a knock-'em-dead meal serve this up as the main player. I'm pretty sure you'll wow whoever's eating. This is one fine recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/08/2011
Made this recipe for my family they all started putting ranch dressing on it. The chicken was not overcooked it was very moist and juicy however it was very plain. Hence the ranch dressing...... It really just needed more flavor. Next time I want to make broiled chicken i will just use a regular marinade. Read More
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112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2011
This is one of those recipes you might read and pass by because hey what could olive oil salt and pepper do for some pieces of chicken. Well here's what they can do: they'll jet-pack you back to when your mom made chicken for a weekday night (even though it's flavorful and divine enough to serve to guests). It will also let the cooked chicken speak pretty much for itself without smothering it in a sauce. I confess I was leery. I wanted to add rosemary or oregano or (good grief) even Lawry's Seasoned Salt. But I resisted and I must say it was worth it. The ingredients are simple and that makes it an easy dish to make. If you use organic chicken breasts it's going to be moist in any case. But adding the olive oil salt and pepper blend in a way that might make you swoon in the way I swooned when I ate it. Simple homey cozy and (in so many ways) perfect. Next time you're in a hurry for a knock-'em-dead meal serve this up as the main player. I'm pretty sure you'll wow whoever's eating. This is one fine recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2011
Quick easy & tastes GREAT! only used 2 boneless/skinless breasts.. had instant taters California mix veggies.. AWESOME!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2011
Delicious and simple recipe! I used boneless breasts and they turned out really tender will definately use this often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
Delicious! I love flavor and often fall victim to overspicing dishes in search of the flavor I want. This dish just goes to show you that a few simple ingredients can absolutely be enough. I ued boneless/skinless that were cut extremely thin and took 3-4 minutes of total broiling time -- crispy outside and juicy inside. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2011
Moist and delicious. Was not expecting it to taste as good as it did. I boiled mine for a few minutes first because the chicken was not totally thawed. Couldn't stop eating it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2012
I have made these several times and they are tender moist and have wonderful flavor for only three simple ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2012
I forgot how good plain quality chicken was! I am always looking for something "different". Turns out my family was thrilled w/this basic recipe. I also made the pan gravy w/ a little flour broth and lemon juice. It was delicious over the chicken. Served w/ baked potatos and a big green salad. 5 stars rom my family Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2013
I'd never broiled chicken before. It was delicious! I pounded two boneless skinless chicken breasts and cooked on 8 minutes each side and it was perfect! I did have a lot of smoke the first time and found a good trick online that worked well for me: fill bottom of broiler pan with a small amount of water (just enough to cover and catch any drippings so they don't burn). Worked like a charm. Quick and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2011
AMAZING recipe! So simple and yet so tasty!! The chicken was perfectly cooked with the perfect amount of flavor. I actually made a sauce on the side just in case it was too bland And I didn't even touch the sauce! The only thing I did different was I baked the chicken for about 35 mins before broiling it since I had some of things baking too. Then I just broiled it for 3-4 mins each side to make the skin nice and crispy!! This is going to become a regular in my kitchen. Read More
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