Saturday, July 1, 2017

Easy and Juicy Baked Chicken #Recipe @PegCochran & #Giveaway!

I found this recipe on the blog Give Me Some Oven.  It's a basic recipe that can be played around with to suit your tastes but which will produce delicious, juicy baked chicken breasts.  I find it's very easy to dry out chicken breasts, but this recipe works like a charm.


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts of even thickness, brined
1 tablespoon melted butter or olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika (I used smoked paprika)

      To brine chicken:

    Place 1 quart of warm water and 1/4 cup kosher salt in a large bowl and add chicken breasts.  Brine for 15 minutes and up to six hours covered in the refrigerator.  

     To make rub:

    Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika in a small bowl and mix well.  Feel free to experiment with spices!

I used smoked paprika for a bit of a kick!

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

    Remove chicken from brine and dry thoroughly with paper towels.  Place in an oven proof baking dish and drizzle with melted butter or olive oil on both sides.  Sprinkle with rub on both sides.

      Bake for approximately 15 to 18 minutes or until thermometer reaches 165 degrees.  Remove from oven, cover dish with foil and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes while you prepare your side dishes.

      Slice and enjoy! 

Giveaway! Sowed to Death
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Sowed to Death, book #2 in my Farmer's Daughter series, comes out on July 4!  You can pre-order now!  To celebrate, I'm giving away a copy 
of the first book in the series, No Farm No Foul.  
Please leave a comment below to be entered to win.


No Farm, No Foul
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  1. Great recipe and awesome book!

  2. Very easy recipe and the book sounds great, thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  3. Love the recipe and the book. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  4. Peg - Nice recipe for a quick dinner. Happy congrats on the publication of the second book in your Farmer's Daughter series! xoxo ~ Cleo

  5. Love to read and cook! Thanks @Cleo Coyle for sharing post to Facebook. Retirement sure is adding a lot of bytes to my TBR list.

  6. Another new series for TBR. The Farmer's Daughter and recipes, what more can you ask for. And yes, I do try some of the easier recipes. I'm always looking for something new to try instead of having the samae ole thing all the time. Congrats!! pgenest57 at aol dot com

  7. Love the book. Thanks for the chance to win. Congrats on book #2. Rootseller55 at gmail dot com