Forget dry and tough chicken breasts! With this recipe, baked bone-in chicken breast is juicy, delicious, and ready to enjoy with your favorite sides.
Cooking bone-in chicken breast is very simple and can be used to create numerous dishes. With a few seasonings and the right oven temperature, it looks amazing!
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Bone-in Chicken Breast Recipe
To enjoy delicious chicken breasts, you only need a handful of ingredients that will give them a lot of flavor, then you put them in the oven and that’s it!
The bone-in breast is made up of the rib bone, the supreme and the breast meat, as well as the skin. The cooking and the result are not the same if the breast is boneless.
This cut of chicken is the middle ground between boneless breast and whole chicken. Being bone-in, it takes a little longer to bake, but it comes out juicier. This recipe unites the best of both worlds!
Which is better: boneless or boneless chicken breast?
Bone-in breasts take a little longer to cook than boneless, but less time than a whole chicken. Being bone-in, the brisket is juicy, while still being a lean and healthy cut of meat.
Ingredients for seasoning chicken breast
To give your chicken breast a lot of flavor, all you have to do is add a few simple ingredients that you probably have on hand in the kitchen.
This is what you need:
bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts: the star of this recipe.
olive oil: to unite the condiments and give flavor.
it: more flavour!
thyme or rosemary: the one you have, if it’s fresh, the better. If you don’t have fresh herbs, use dried ones like Italian seasoning, dried oregano, and dried peregil to give the chicken great flavor and aroma.
sal: to enhance the other ingredients.
lemon: a classic to season the chicken, it is delicious!
If the chicken has skin, but you don’t plan to eat it, be even more generous with the seasonings, or season the chicken below the skin.
Below you will find the recipe with the measurements and instructions to print.
How to cook baked bone-in chicken breast
Cooking the chicken breast in the oven and making it juicy and flavorful is very simple. You flavor with herbs, bake and that’s it!
Follow these instructions so that they turn out delicious every time you make them. It’s super easy!
Pre-heat the oven Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the herbs In a bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, herbs, lemon peel, and salt. Once you’ve grated the zest, cut the lemon in half. Squeeze the lemon and set the juice aside.
Season the Chicken Place the breasts on the baking sheet. Pour the lemon juice over the chicken and sprinkle the garlic and herb mixture over the breasts.
bake After 45 minutes, check the internal temperature of the chicken and continue baking until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165F (74C). Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the breasts. On average, it takes 55 minutes to cook, but I recommend that you be guided by the internal temperature.
Roast the crispy skin For extra crispy skin, change the oven function from Bake to Roast, and broil the top of the chicken for 2 minutes before removing it from the oven.
Let the chicken rest Remove the tray from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Serve the breasts, drizzle with the cooking juices and serve with your favorite garnish.
What is the best temperature to cook bone-in brisket?
I prefer to cook bone-in chicken breast at 175C (350F). Being a low temperature, the chicken cooks slowly and this allows it to retain moisture, preventing the breasts from drying out.
Bone-in chicken breast cooking time
The cooking time for the breasts varies between 40 and 55 minutes. This depends on the size of the brisket and the temperature of the oven.
Knowing the different temperatures and cooking times will help you when you want to take the opportunity to bake something else at the same time.
Bone-in chicken breast cooking chart
+/- 225 g / 8 ounces
175C / 350F
+/- 225 g / 8 ounces
190C / 375F
+/- 225 g / 8 ounces
200C / 400F
How do you know if chicken breasts are cooked?
To the naked eye, you will see that the skin of the chicken is golden brown and the meat is cooked and white, with no translucent or pink areas. Also, the internal temperature of the chicken breasts should reach 74C (165F).
I recommend using a meat thermometer and checking the internal temperature of the chicken by poking in the thickest part of the breast, but away from the bone. When the internal temperature is 74C (165F), chicken breasts are safe to eat.
With what to accompany the chicken
Chicken is a super versatile meal and that is why you can accompany it with a wide variety of garnishes. These are some of my favourites:
Baked Bone-in Chicken Breasts
Baked bone-in chicken breasts are juicy and delicious with this easy recipe. You will love it!
Total Time 55mins
3bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
1 ½tablespoon(45ml) olive oil
4teethof garlicchopped or grated
1 ½tablespoonfresh rosemary or thyme*chopped
1medium lemonwith the zest grated and cut in half
Step by Step Elaboration
Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, herbs, lemon zest, and salt. Once you’ve got the rind, cut the lemon in half. Squeeze it out and set it aside.
Place the bone-in chicken breasts on the baking sheet. Pour the lemon juice over the chicken and sprinkle the garlic and herb mixture on top.
Bake for 45 minutes. Check the internal temperature of the chicken and continue baking until it is 74C (165F). Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the breasts. On average, they take 55 minutes to cook, but I recommend using a meat thermometer.
For extra crispy skin, switch the oven from Bake to Broil mode, and broil the tops of the breasts for 2 minutes before removing from the oven.
Remove the tray from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Serve the breasts, drizzling the juices on top and accompanied by your favorite garnish.
Don’t have fresh herbs? Use 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning, or a mixture of oregano and dried parsnip.