My Juiciest Baked Chicken Breasts are basically her “The Best Chicken You Will Ever Eat. Ever.“, but I stop after the brining stage.
I usually brine 4 pounds of organic chicken breasts, in a single recipe of her brine. I brine them overnight.
I preheat my oven to 350 degrees F, rinse the breasts and lay them in a single layer in a casserole baking dish. I cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. I then remove the foil and usually continue baking for at least 10 minutes.
I say “usually,” since chicken breasts vary in size, so they will bake at different rates. After 20 minutes, I cut into the thickest part of each breast to gauge whether or not they are done. If needed, I continue baking in 5 minute-increments, checking for done-ness, and removing each breast from the oven when finished baking, to cool on a platter.
Yield: Once cool, I portion into 4-oz portions. 4 pounds of brined chicken breasts yielded 12 servings. The brining seals-in the moisture, so very little is lost during baking.