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
RT Magazine Top Pick!

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

  8. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Cheers at MarjimManor dot com

  9. I haven't read this book yet but I love the Cranberry Cove and The Gourmet De-Light series, so I am looking forward to reading more. Thank you for a chance to win this book...

  10. The chicken recipe sounds very good and thank you for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

  11. I haven't tried this series, yet. Thanks for the recipe & chance to win.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

  12. Looking forward to Sowed to Death! Thanks for the chicken recipe - looks quick and easy.

  13. I'd love to win this book! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

  15. Going to try this recipe. Sounds delicious! Thanks for the chance

  16. Yum will have to make this! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

  17. Oh the recipe looks wonderful. Definitely going to try it out! I love the book too! Thank you for the chance. catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

  18. Thanks for another great recipe & giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  19. Brining is rather amazing. It makes the meat so moist.
    But what does it do to the sodium level in the finished product?
    Anyone know?
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

    1. It really depends on the meat,there are always so many variables involved: even controlling for the brine recipe, one meat might absorb somewhat more or less than another; lean muscle might absorb differently than fatty tissue. So there is no st rule for. But there was an item I read awhile back that said a piece of brined meat they tested had only 1/8 a teaspoon. Della

  20. Always looking for a way to make those chicken breasts less dry. Going to try this. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway.

  21. Plan to try the recipe as soon as its cooler, its sounds good. Hope to win the book.

  22. Yummy sounding recipe. Hope to win! I like this series!

  23. The recipe sounds terrific. I think I will try it soon. I'd love to read the book, too.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  24. Love those covers & they sound nifty!
    Kelly Braun