I prepared my meals for this week and on the menu was my famous baked chicken dish; so, I’ve decided to share with you my tips and tricks for chicken that is moist, flavorful, and succulent.
I subtitled this post “3 ways” because you can either bake, grill, or pan sear/boil your chicken (NO DEEP FRYING ALLOWED!) <<delicious and healthful are the goals>>.
Chicken breasts (preferably low fat and skinless)
2 Tsp Olive oil
1 Tomato (diced, or thinly minced)
Seasonings (italian, oregano, Lawry’s, **cayenne pepper, maggi cubes (chicken flavor), salt, garlic (a few cloves)
1 Tsp Lemon juice
1. Thoroughly remove any extra skin or fat off the chicken breasts. (Tip: if frozen, allow the chicken to completely thaw in room temperature, instead of running hot water over the palette of chicken; it will prevent rapid bacteria build up).
2. Next, use the knife’s point to prick all over each chicken breast to facilitate seasonings’ penetration into the meat.
3. Use a whisk or a rubber spatula to mix all your seasonings, including your minced cloves of garlic, diced tomato, and ***lemon juice into a bowl with 2 Tsp of olive oil.
***I add lemon juice to my marinate because it will tenderize the meat while all the ingredients fuse together, so that you’re left with a juicy and flavorful meat dish on your plate.
4. Submerge each piece of chicken breast into the marinate, then place it in a baking pan (if you plan to bake the chicken the next day), or a container if you plan to grill or pan sear/boil the meat instead.
Tip: if you are planning on baking the chicken once it has marinated overnight, line your baking pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up later on (and store your marinate in the pan you plan to bake it in; once the oven has pre-heated, just go from fridge to hot oven, hassle-free. :)
Tip: cover your chicken marinate with additional aluminum foil, poke a few holes on the foil, which will allow for steam to evaporate while the chicken bakes, and will also help keep the meat moist and tenderized.
So, whether you decide to bake, grill, or pan sear/boil your chicken, this is one of the marinates I prefer to use for the meat I will be cooking. The greatest fact (in my opinion) is that this recipe tastes even better on fish and for turkey meatballs.
Made myself an awesome baked salmon salad with celery, bell peppers, yellow squash and spicy ranch. Side of toast and avocado all washed down with a special refreshing treat from my loving lady. #healthylunch #tryingtodoitright #nomnomnom #yummyeats #withspecialtreats #mylifeishardtobeat #spoiled #lovinglife #specialthings #motime #motivation