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My husband loves kung pao chicken. It’s his go-to order for takeout, or at least it was until I started making this kung pao chicken recipe for him. In less time than it takes for takeout to arrive, you’ll have this Chinese restaurant classic on the table much to the delight of your family!

Best kung pao chicken recipe

Best Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Cubes of chicken, peanuts, peppers, and chilis unite in this spicy Chinese stir-fry dish. It’s so delicious you’ll wonder why you never made it yourself. I know why…different cuisines can be daunting. But this dish is so easy, you’ll earn your chef badge!

kung pao chicken ingredients

Kung Pao Chicken Ingredients

  • Chicken – Use boneless skinless breasts and cut them into cubes.
  • Marinade – Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, baking soda, and cornstarch help you get that restaurant-style taste and texture.
  • Garlic ginger paste – Adds that Chinese flavor.
  • Bell peppers – Use red and green. It makes it pretty!
  • Dried chilis – Here comes the spice!
  • Szechuan peppercorns – These add a lemony flavor with a slight numbing heat.
  • Peanuts – Use roasted unsalted ones.
  • Celery – Adds more texture and crunch.
  • Sesame oil – Completes the stir-fry.
  • Green onions – A must in Chinese cuisine!
  • Kung pao sauce recipe – You’ll make the Kung pao sauce from chicken stock, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, Shaoxing wine, dark soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, and cornstarch.

Easy kung pao chicken recipe

Easy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Yes, the ingredient list looks long. It is, but it all comes together quickly. And most of these things will be in your pantry or fridge anyway. In all, it takes 30 minutes to make this delicious dish!

Yes – but first, kung pao chicken.
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How do you make kung pao chicken

How do you Make Kung Pao Chicken from Scratch

You’ll put together the marinade and add the chicken, letting it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. You’ll also combine the stuff for the stir-fry sauce. Then heat cooking oil in your wok or skillet over high heat and cook the chicken until the edges are browned. Remove the chicken and add more oil plus the garlic ginger paste, bell peppers, and peppercorns for about 2 minutes. Then add your stir fry sauce. Let it boil and thicken, then add your chicken in again. After a few minutes, add peanuts, sesame oil, and green onions and it’s ready!

How to make kung pao chicken sauce

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Kung Pao Chicken Every Time

  • Use boneless thighs if you prefer. We love chicken breast, but if all you have are boneless thighs in your kitchen, you can use them instead. The key is cutting the meat into small cubes for quick cooking.
  • Don’t skip the Sichuan peppercorns. They are the signature item in this revered dish. However, if you can’t find them anywhere, a half teaspoon of white pepper will suffice.
  • Make time to marinate the meat. Trust me, it makes the texture amazing!

How to cook kung pao chicken

What is Kung Pao sauce made of?

Kung pao sauce is a heavenly creation made by using chicken stock, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, Shaoxing wine, dark soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar, and cornstarch. It also gets its distinct flavor from Sichuan peppercorns and chilis added during cooking.

What goes well with kung pao chicken

How do you make kung pao sauce from scratch?

Simply follow this recipe and you’ll see how soy sauce, dark soy sauce, chicken stock, Shaoxing wine, balsamic vinegar, hoisin sauce, sugar, and cornstarch come together to make kung pao chicken!

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What is the difference between kung pao and Szechuan chicken?

Szechuan or Sichuan is technically a style of food though you’ll see this listed on menus of Chinese restaurants in America. Typically, kung pao is spicy yet sweet while Szechuan chicken is bolder and stronger in spice.

Can you freeze kung pao chicken

What does kung pao chicken taste like?

It’s sweet yet savory and spicy all at once. The other ingredients add crunch and texture too.

What is kung pao chicken sauce made of

Do you eat the peppers in kung pao chicken?

While you can eat the bell peppers, don’t eat the whole chilis!

What is the difference between kung pao chicken and Szechuan chicken

How to Cook Kung Pao Chicken

Kung pao chicken is cooked on the stovetop in one wok (or skillet if you don’t have a wok). It is very simple to make!

What does kung pao chicken taste like

What goes well with Kung Pao Chicken

I think steamed white rice is a must for kung pao chicken simply because it soaks up all that sauce and it’s SO good! If you have time to make eggrolls, they’ll go great. If not, an Asian-style chopped salad made with a coleslaw salad kit is a quick and easy side.

Do you eat the peppers in kung pao chicken

How to Store Kung Pao Chicken

If any leftovers remain, package them up in airtight containers and stash them in your fridge.

How Long Does Kung Pao Chicken Last?

Plan on using your refrigerated kung pao chicken up within 3 days. If not, you can and should put it in the freezer to enjoy another time.

How do you make kung pao sauce from scratch

Can You Freeze Kung Pao Chicken?

Yes and it’s so good! I pour it into freezer bags and lay them flat. Then I have a super-fast and delicious meal for the family any time!

How to Reheat Kung Pao Chicken?

If frozen, let it thaw in the fridge overnight. You can then bake it at 350F in a baking dish covered with foil for about 15 minutes.


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Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 310
This Kung Pao Chicken recipe is the prefect balance of sweet, salty, and spicy that always has people asking how to make this classic. This recipe has it all, tender chicken, with crisp vegetables, combined in a delicious and flavor-packed sauce. Enjoy!

Equipment

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

Stir Fry

  • 4-5 tbsp cooking oil (divided)
  • 2-3 tbsp garlic ginger paste
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 1/2 green bell pepper (seeded and diced)
  • 10-12 dried chilis (cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Szechuan peppercorns
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 6 green onions (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 3/4 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 3 tsp sesame oil

Kung Pow Sauce

  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp shaoxing wine
  • 3 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch

Instructions 

  • Whisk together the shaoxing wine, soy sauce, baking soda, and corn starch in a small bowl and add the cubed chicken. Cover and allow to marinate for 10-15 minutes. While the chicken marinates, combine the stir- fry sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  • Once the chicken has fully marinated, heat 2-3 tbsp of cooking oil in a wok on high heat. Add the chicken and cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the edges are browned. Remove the chicken and set aside. Then, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil into the wok. Fry the garlic ginger paste, bell peppers and peppercorns for 1-2 minutes before adding in the stir fry sauce. Bring the stir fry sauce to a boil, and once it begins to thicken, add the chicken back in. Stir everything until the chicken has been evenly coated. After about 2 minutes, add in the scallions, peanuts, and sesame oil, mixing well. Serve hot with white rice.
Calories: 310kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1440mg | Potassium: 590mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 599IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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Last week, my husband walked in the door and then began to float his way to the kitchen. “What smells so good?” It was this baked chicken thigh recipe, a whole dinner that you prep and then cook in your oven. It’s simple and perfect for a Sunday dinner or when guests join in. The kids love it too so get ready to make the best baked chicken recipe for your favorite people!

Best chicken thigh recipe

Best Chicken Thigh Recipe

Tender and juicy baked chicken thighs become phenomenal with the addition of fresh herbs and baby potatoes that just soak up all that flavor. Baking chicken thighs in the oven is the perfect way to prepare this delicious dish. If you’re tired of doing barbecue, branch out with these delicious oven roasted chicken thighs!

chicken thigh ingredients

Baked Chicken Thigh Ingredients

  • Chicken thighs – You’ll want the bone-in skin-on ones.
  • Butter – Use an unsalted and softened stick.
  • Minced garlic – Because garlic is the best for chicken dishes!
  • Lemon zest – Adds a citrus taste and touch of elegance.
  • Fresh herbs – You’ll need thyme, sage, and parsley.
  • Red onion – Dice this up!
  • Lemon – Cut it into rounds.
  • Baby potatoes – Quarter them and get them ready to soak up these tasty flavors.

Easy chicken thigh recipe

Easy Chicken Thigh Recipe

It just takes 20 minutes to prep and the rest of the work is done by your oven. So grab a glass of wine and take a break while you wait for your oven timer to ding!

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How to make chicken thighs from scratch

How do you Make Chicken Thighs from Scratch

You’ll preheat your oven and pat the thighs dry. Then season them with salt and pepper. Mix butter, garlic, thyme, sage, and lemon zest into a bowl, then smear it onto the chicken, rubbing it underneath the skin too. Put the lemon rounds and baby potatoes in an even layer in your baking dish and then add the chicken. For crispy baked chicken thighs, bake them for about 35 to 40 minutes and then garnish with fresh parsley.

How to cook chicken thighs

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken Thighs Every Time

  • Don’t skimp on the smear mixture! You really want it to get under the chicken skin so the meat gets tender and flavorful and the skin gets crispy.
  • Use a meat thermometer. This way you can see if your chicken thigh internal temp has reached the USDA recommended 165F and is completely ready.
  • Be patient.When cooking chicken thighs in the oven, bone-in chicken takes longer to cook but the results are worth it!

What goes well with chicken thighs

How long should you marinate chicken thighs?

This recipe does not use a marinade. All you need is to rub the chicken with the butter and herb mixture and it will create a sensational flavor. However, if you choose to use a recipe with a marinade I like to marinate the chicken in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator overnight.

How long does it take for chicken thighs to cook in the oven

How to Cook Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs with bone-in do best in the oven. You’ll prep the chicken, lemons, and potatoes and then bake them together.

How do I cook chicken thighs with skin and bone?

Want a great recipe for cooking chicken thighs with skin and bone? Follow this one where you spend 20 minutes prepping and the rest is done by your oven.

What temperature should chicken thighs be cooked at

What temperature should chicken thighs be cooked at?

The oven temperature can vary but the safe internal temperature to bake chicken thighs is 165F. Use a cooking thermometer inserted into the thickest part to read the chicken thigh temperature.

How long does it take for chicken thighs to cook in the oven?

Chicken thighs with the bone in need to cook for about 35 to 40 minutes. You should check the internal temperature to ensure they are fully cooked though as every oven will vary.

How long does it take to fully cook chicken thighs

Does it take longer to cook chicken thighs with bone-in?

Yes, it takes longer to cook chicken thighs with the bone-in. In general, it will only be a few minutes longer.

Do you need to flip chicken thighs when baking?

No. There is no need to flip chicken thighs when cooking chicken in the oven. For crispy chicken thighs, let the top side roast and develop a nice golden brown color.

How do you keep chicken thighs from drying out in the oven

How long does it take to fully cook chicken thighs?

At 400F, it should take about 35 to 40 minutes for your chicken to cook.

How do you keep chicken thighs from drying out in the oven?

Cooking with this recipe, you’re going to get juicy and delicious chicken thighs that are anything but dry. The lemon plus the butter smear is what will render them juicy and delicious.

Do you need to flip chicken thighs when baking

What goes well with Chicken Thighs

Since this dish bakes with potatoes together, you may want a nice crispy garden or Caesar salad to accompany it. You can also sauté fresh green veggies with garlic for more sides. Garlic bread or dinner rolls are another lovely side to serve with chicken thighs.

Baked chicken thigh recipe

How to Store Baked Chicken Thighs

You need to wait until they cool first, but then you will need to put them in an airtight container in your fridge.

How Long Do Chicken Thighs Last in the refrigerator?

In your fridge, you can keep these chicken thighs for about 3 to 4 days. After that, you should keep them in the freezer.

Homemade baked chicken thigh recipe

Can You Freeze Chicken Thighs?

Yes! They’re perfect for meal prep so store them well. You should use them within 3 months though to ensure the best flavor.

How to Reheat Chicken Thighs?

Let them thaw in your fridge overnight, then heat them in the oven at 400F for about 15 minutes.


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Baked Chicken Thigh Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 442
This tender oven Baked Chicken Thighs recipe is a clear standout that always has people asking for the recipe. This super easy recipe is perfect for the family and clean up is a breeze!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs chicken thighs (bone-in & skin-on)
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 1/4 stick butter (unsalted, softened)
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh sage
  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 1 lemon (cut into rounds)
  • 1 1/4 lbs baby potatoes (quartered)
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley

Instructions 

  • First, preheat your oven to 400F. Then, pat chicken thighs completely dry with paper towels, ensuring little to no moisture is left. Once, dry, season liberally all over with salt and pepper. Once seasoned, take a medium bowl and mix together the butter, garlic, lemon zest, and them. Spread the butter mixture onto the thighs, ensuring that you get under the skin as well. Place the lemon rounds and baby potatoes in an even layer of a 9x13 baking dish, placing the chicken thighs in a layer on top. Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the thighs reach an internal temperature of 160F. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
Calories: 442kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

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Recently, I met some friends for lunch at Chili’s. We ordered salads but when someone across the restaurant ordered those sizzling fajitas, I was jealous. That’s when I decided I’d make it myself for my family one night. The result is this fajita recipe that will give you that sizzling flavor that everyone will devour!

Best chicken fajitas

Best Chicken Fajita Recipe

If you love chicken fajitas, this homemade fajita recipe is sure to be a winner at your table. And believe it or not, it’s so much easier than you think. Simple ingredients are all it takes to give you the best fajita recipe ever.

chicken fajitas ingredients

Chicken Fajitas Ingredients

  • Chicken breast – Use boneless skinless chicken breasts and slice them thin.
  • White onion – You’ll want to thinly-slice this one too.
  • Bell peppers – You can use differently colored ones or all the same, just thinly slice them.
  • Chicken fajita seasoning recipe – You’ll make this with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Lime – Gives it a nice citrus contrast.
  • Soft tortillas – For wrapping up your fajitas of course. If you’re gluten-free, choose corn tortillas!

Easy chicken fajitas recipe

Easy Chicken Fajitas Recipe

This easy chicken fajita recipe is simple and delicious. Even on a busy weeknight, you can surprise your family with chicken fajitas. You probably have everything you need in your kitchen too. Hungry? Your fajitas are just 35 minutes away from hitting the table!

Sometimes you gotta stop and smell the fajitas.
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How do you Make Chicken Fajitas from Scratch

You’ll first make the fajita seasoning. Then you’ll season your chicken with it. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and sear that chicken for about 8 minutes on each side. You want them to turn golden brown, and once they do, take them out. Then add the peppers and onions in and cook well. Add the chicken back in and toss it all together. Then you can serve them any way you wish!

How do you make chicken fajitas from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken Fajitas Every Time

  • Make sure you brown the chicken. If you want that sizzling taste just like the restaurant, get that heat up and that sear on. The brown sear makes adds a unique flavor to make this chicken fajita recipe pop.
  • Make it your way. If you don’t have chicken, you can use beef, pork, or even shrimp. Just remember that cooking times will vary a bit when you swap the protein.
  • Add more veggies too! If you’re not a meat person, you can beef it up (pardon the pun) by adding things like mushrooms for a vegetarian and vegan version.
  • Choose your sides. I love putting out all the toppings so that my husband and kids can fold up their tortillas their way.

Do you cut chicken before or after cooking for fajitas

What are chicken fajitas made of?

Mexican chicken fajitas are made with chicken, onions, peppers, tortillas, and your favorite add-on items like salsa, cheese, guac, sour cream, and pico de gallo.

What cut of meat do you use for fajitas?

If you decide to make these homemade fajitas with beef instead of chicken, try using skirt steak or flank steak. This will give you a tender experience!

Do you cut chicken before or after cooking for fajitas?

You need to slice the chicken before you cook it for fajitas. This ensures a quick cooking time and tender bite-sized pieces for every tortilla.

How do you cut raw chicken breast for fajitas?

Slice your chicken breast with the grain to get the best and most tender chicken fajitas!

How do you make fajitas tender?

The secret is rubbing the slices of chicken with the fajita seasoning and then cooking on high heat to sear them. It makes the meat juicy and melt right in your mouth.

How do you make fajita sauce from scratch

What is the difference between taco seasoning and fajita seasoning?

Fajita seasoning tends to be milder than taco seasoning. That’s because taco seasoning has more chili powder in it.

What can I use instead of peppers in fajitas?

If you dislike peppers or have trouble eating them, you can use mushrooms, zucchini, green beans, broccoli, or jicama instead!

What is fajita sauce made of?

It’s not a sauce, but rather, a seasoning mixture of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Combined together with the chicken and veggies, it comes out with a saucy texture.

How do you make fajita sauce from scratch?

It’s not a sauce, but a seasoning that becomes a bit saucy from the juices of the chicken and the vegetables. It is made with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper.

What goes well with chicken fajitas

How to Cook Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are cooked in one skillet on the stove top. They’re so easy to make in just one pan!

How do you know when chicken fajitas are done?

Chicken is always ready when the internal temperature reaches 165F. If you follow this recipe and cook your sliced chicken 8 minutes per side, it should be done properly.

What goes on top of fajitas

How are fajitas traditionally served?

Fajitas are traditionally served piping hot with tortillas and toppings you can add as you wish like salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or shredded cheese.

What condiments do you serve with fajitas?

You can serve whatever toppings you like with fajitas. Some good choices for fajita toppings are salsa, sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

What goes on top of fajitas?

Top your fajitas any way you want! We love guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

What goes well with Chicken Fajitas?

Black beans and rice make a nice side or you can do a fiesta-style salad. I also serve guacamole, chips and salsa, and put out plenty of sour cream and shredded cheese for toppings.

Simple homemade Mexican chicken fajitas recipe

How to Store Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are fabulous for meal prep. Just put them in the fridge and enjoy!

How Long Do Chicken Fajitas Last?

In your fridge, chicken fajitas will last 5 to 7 days. That’s plenty of time to eat them all up!

Can You Freeze Chicken Fajitas?

Freezing the chicken fajitas filling is a great way to have a delicious meal prep meal any time you need it. Don’t freeze the tortillas or toppings though. Seal it up in a freezer bag and it will be good for 6 to 8 months.

How to Reheat Chicken Fajitas?

Your chicken fajitas can thaw in the fridge overnight. Then just cook them on the stovetop until they’re hot and ready and put out fresh tortillas and toppings.


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Classic Chicken Fajitas Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 278
Easily the best chicken fajitas you can make yourself! This chicken fajita recipe has a perfectly balanced dry rub seasoning used to coat the chicken and a squeeze of fresh lime juice to add a boost of flavor. Fajitas are a family favorite that you can serve with each individuals favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (thinly sliced)
  • 1 white onion (thinly sliced)
  • 3 bell peppers (thinly sliced)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lime

Fajita Seasoning

  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the fajita seasoning ingredients until well combined and set aside.
  • Next, liberally season the chicken breasts on both sides with the seasoning, pressing it into the chicken. Once the chicken has been seasoned, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breast slices for about 8 minute per side, or until they get a golden brown crust. Once the chicken has finished cooking, set aside.
  • Add the bell peppers and onions to the skillet and saute until cooked thoroughly. Once cooked, add the chicken back into the skillet and toss everything together. Squeeze half the lime juice over everything. Serve the fajitas with tortillas, sour cream, avocado, and any other desired toppings.
Calories: 278kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 738mg | Potassium: 736mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3405IU | Vitamin C: 120mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

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Not sure what to make with those chicken breasts you’ve got there? This baked chicken breast recipe is super simple, super delish, and comes out perfect every time. My husband and kids request this one every week and I’m happy to oblige. It’s going to be a regular in your weekly rotation too…I can feel it!

Best chicken breast recipe

Best Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Pantry staples and fresh parsley come together with chicken breasts baked to juicy tenderness in your oven. With so little effort on your part and so much flavor, you’ll only wish you’d known about this recipe sooner!

Easy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Only a handful of ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen right now, 10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cooking time. That’s why this is an easy baked chicken breast recipe you’ll want to hold onto forevermore. As easy as it is, it has so many complex flavors coming together that it tastes extravagant!

Baked chicken breast ingredients

Baked Chicken Breast Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts – Boneless and skinless chicken breasts are perfect. You’ll want to cut each one in half to ensure they fully cook in the recipe time-frame.
  • Olive oil – A healthy fat that keeps your chicken from drying out.
  • Brown sugar – The secret sweetness that makes this dish so divine!
  • Chicken seasoning – Smoked paprika, dried oregano, garlic powder, plus salt and pepper to taste counter that sweet brown sugar.
  • Fresh parsley – One of the best ways to make a simple chicken dish taste like it came from a restaurant is the addition of fresh herbs like parsley!

Easy baked chicken breast recipe

How do you Make Baked Chicken Breast from Scratch

Baking is one of the best ways to cook chicken breast. After preheating your oven to 400F, you’ll mix the seasonings together. Add your chicken onto a lined baking sheet and drizzle it with olive oil. Sprinkle the seasoning on then repeat for the other side. Then bake it! That’s it!

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Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Baked Chicken Breast Every Time

  • Use olive oil. Adding this healthy fat to your chicken breasts keeps the moisture inside. It also adheres those spices to the meat.
  • Simple seasonings add big flavors. The seasonings I use here are essential in making your perfect baked chicken breasts.
  • Don’t go lower than 400F. The problem most people run into with baking chicken breasts is that they turn down the heat. However, a higher temperature cooks the meat more quickly while allowing it to hold onto more moisture. When cooking chicken breast, make sure your chicken breast temperature reaches the FDA recommended 165F internally.

How do you make baked chicken breast from scratch

How to Cook Baked Chicken Breast

To make oven roasted chicken breast, all you need to do is halve the chicken breasts, coat them with olive oil and seasonings on both sides, and bake them in an oven at 400F. Following this recipe for cooking chicken breast in the oven will give you that juicy texture and plenty of flavor that will bring out all those Mmmms!

What is the healthiest way to cook boneless skinless chicken breast?

Baking is one of the healthiest ways to prepare chicken breast. However, make sure you’re preheating to 400F. When cooking chicken in the oven, anything lower than 400F will take longer to cook and can dry out the meat in the process.

How do you make chicken breast taste good?

Adding brown sugar, smoked paprika, dried oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper make for a delicious chicken breast with minimal effort.

What can I add to chicken breast for flavor?

Simple seasonings like garlic powder, smoked paprika, and dried oregano all add a special flavor. My trick is to use brown sugar and olive oil too, along with salt and pepper, to give it more dimension. Of course, the parsley to finish it off with is the piece de resistance!

How to cook baked chicken breast

How do you keep baked chicken moist?

The secret to moist baked boneless chicken breast is in using olive oil and cooking at a higher temperature. Most baked chicken recipes set the temperature below 400F which dries out the meat.

How do I bake chicken breast without drying it out?

Use olive oil! This healthy fat adds Mediterranean flavor plus it keeps the meat moist and tender.

How do I bake boneless chicken breast without drying it out?

The first step is turning your oven up to 400F. Too low a temperature and your chicken breast will become dry and tough. You also want to use olive oil which locks in the moisture.

How long to bake chicken breast

How do you bake chicken so it’s tender?

The secret is halving the breasts so they are thinner. Keep them even in thickness, bake at 400F and use olive oil, and you will have tender baked chicken.

What do you soak chicken breast in to make it tender?

Some people soak their chicken breasts in salt water for 30 minutes to make it tender. This will work, though for this recipe, simply use olive oil and a higher oven temperature will yield tender and juicy results.

How do you keep chicken breast moist when roasting?

Again, the secret here is olive oil. Not only is it a healthy fat but it’s also the best way to get the best moist chicken breast from your oven.

Do you cover chicken breast with foil when baking

Do you cook chicken breast in the oven covered or uncovered?

This recipe doesn’t call for covering the chicken breast though there is nothing wrong with cooking it covered. Because it’s a quick recipe, there is no need to cover up the chicken.

Should I cover chicken breast when baking in the oven?

You certainly can cover it with foil though in this recipe, it’s not necessary. Because the chicken is halved and coated with olive oil, it will cook just fine without foil.

Should I cover chicken breast with foil when roasting?

Not with this recipe. You’re not cooking the chicken long enough. With this baked chicken breast, all you need to do is coat it with olive oil and seasonings then bake at 400F for 15 to 18 minutes.

How do I bake chicken breast without drying it out

What is the best temperature to bake chicken at?

I use 400F as the cooking temperature in this recipe. I’ve found this to be the perfect cooking chicken temperature to reach the recommended internal cooked chicken temp of 145F without drying it out.

How long do I cook chicken breast for in the oven?

At 400F (perfect chicken breast temp), you will cook your chicken breast for 15 to 18 minutes. Because they are halved, they will cook perfectly at this temperature for this duration.

How Long to Bake Chicken Breast

At 400F, you will want to bake your chicken breast in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature of cooked chicken is 165F so you can rest assured it’s cooked properly.

How long to bake chicken breast at 350F?

At 350°F a 8 oz chicken breast will take about 25 to 30 minutes for the chicken internal temp to reach 165°F (as per the FDA safe chicken consumption guidelines).

How long to bake chicken breast at 375F?

At 375°F a 8 oz chicken breast will take about 20 to 25 minutes for the chicken internal temp to reach 165°F (as per the FDA safe chicken consumption guidelines).

How long to bake chicken breast at 400F?

At 400°F a 8 oz chicken breast will take about 15 to 20 minutes for the chicken internal temp to reach 165°F (as per the FDA safe chicken consumption guidelines).

How long to bake chicken breast at 425F?

At 425°F a 8 oz chicken breast will take about 12 to 18 minutes for the chicken internal temp to reach 165°F (as per the FDA safe chicken consumption guidelines).

How long to bake chicken breast at 450F?

At 450°F a 8 oz chicken breast will take about 10 to 15 minutes for the chicken internal temp to reach 165°F (as per the FDA safe chicken consumption guidelines).

What goes well with Baked Chicken Breast?

Potatoes are always a match with roasted chicken breast. Roasted, mashed, or skillet-fried, they make a perfect side. We also love sautéed spinach, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts. A crispy garden salad or Caesar salad pairs wonderfully too. Want carbs? Dinner rolls, buttered noodles, rice, or quinoa will round out the meal.

How do you keep bake chicken breast moist

How to Store Baked Chicken Breast

Baked chicken breast needs to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

How Long Does Baked Chicken Breast Last?

You can safely keep your baked chicken in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can You Freeze Baked Chicken Breast?

Yes! I love making extra to freeze for meal prep. Just seal it well in a freezer bag or airtight container. It helps to portion it out too. Chicken breast lasts a while in the freezer, up to 9 months, but it is better if you eat it within 6 months.

How to Reheat Baked Chicken Breast?

Thaw your baked chicken breast out in the fridge the night before. Then when you’re ready to heat it, let it come to room temperature first. Bake it at 400F for 15 minutes and it will be good!


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Classic Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 316
Lean, mean, and delicious! This oven baked chicken breast recipe is healthy and packed with flavor. Serve with any of your favorite side dishes for a healthy meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (halved)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper
  • fresh parsley (chopped as garnish)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Then, in a small bowl, mix the seasoning together. Place chicken on the tray, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning, flip the chicken over and coat the other side.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F. Remove from oven, garnish with parsley, and wait 3-5 minutes before serving.
Calories: 316kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 872mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 446IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

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Whether you have company coming over or you want a restaurant-quality meal on a weeknight, look no further than this chicken marsala recipe. Made with fresh and wholesome ingredients, even my children who dislike mushrooms eat every last bite of this dish!

Best chicken marsala recipe

Best Chicken Marsala Recipe

I’ll admit it…I used to always order chicken marsala when we’d go out to eat. But then I decided to try making it myself and this has to be the best chicken marsala recipe out there. It’s effortless and elegant so when guests come, it’s just what I make. Plus, I always have everything on-hand to make it anytime.

Easy Chicken Marsala Recipe

In the time it takes for you to call for takeout or even go dine in at Carrabba’s, you could be making your own chicken marsala. This recipe is so easy to do that you’ll only wish you knew it sooner. Guests rave about it every time I make it.

Chicken marsala ingredients

Chicken Marsala Ingredients

  • Chicken breast – you’ll halve them to make the fillets so they have they lovely thinner texture.
  • Butter and olive oil – both fats are the key to making this dish so delish.
  • Mushrooms – one of the key ingredients for mushroom marsala sauce. Chicken marsala with mushrooms is an exceptional pairing.
  • Dry marsala wine – this gives the marsala wine sauce that amazing flavor.
  • Heavy whipping cream – adds a richness and thickness to the marsala cream sauce.
  • All-purpose flour – coats your chicken and helps thicken the sauce (can be gluten-free flour too).
  • Garlic – one of the best aromatics out there.
  • Fresh parsley – adds fresh peppery flavor and a pop of color.

Easy chicken marsala recipe

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How do you Make Chicken Marsala from Scratch

You’ll first dredge your chicken in a seasoned flour mixture. Then you’ll heat your skillet, fry the chicken until it’s golden on each side, then remove. You’ll use the same pan to brown the mushrooms and make the sauce. When it thickens, you’ll add your chicken back in briefly and finish it off.

How do you make chicken marsala from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken Marsala Every Time

  • Brown your chicken well. Not only does it lend a more appetizing color, but it also adds more flavor to your marsala sauce.
  • Make it gluten-free with gluten-free flour or cornstarch. I hear from lots of home cooks that are gluten-free and simply subbing the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free item will give you this same wonderful flavor without the gluten.
  • Taste the sauce before serving. If you feel it needs a little more butter, salt, or pepper, go for it!
  • Use fresh parsley. Sure, you could use it from your spice rack, but fresh parsley elevates the flavors so much more.

How to cook chicken marsala

How to Cook Chicken Marsala

Chicken marsala is cooked on the stovetop. It takes very little time to make this elegant dish, one that can be easily done on a weeknight.

What goes well with chicken marsala

What does marsala sauce taste like?

Marsala sauce is a perfect example of umami flavor. The mushrooms make it earthy while the wine rounds out the taste for a truly savory experience. 

What is the best Marsala wine for chicken marsala?

When shopping for marsala wine, you will see different kinds. When it comes to making chicken marsala, use the dry option. The sweet one is best for desserts.

What is the best marsala wine for chicken marsala

Should I use sweet or dry Marsala for chicken marsala?

When making chicken marsala, always choose dry marsala wine. This is how to get that authentic Italian flavor.

Is there a difference between Marsala wine and marsala cooking wine?

The only difference is that Marsala wine would be something you’d drink while the cooking wine is something you only want to cook with.

How do you thicken chicken marsala sauce

Can I use balsamic vinegar instead of marsala wine?

Yes, you can, though it won’t taste as good. A better substitute would be Madeira wine.

What kind of pasta goes with chicken marsala

How to make marsala sauce?

You’ll melt butter in the same pan you cooked the chicken, brown the mushrooms, and then add the garlic. After that, in goes the wine, chicken, and stock to simmer for about 15 minutes until thickened.

What is chicken marsala sauce made of?

Chicken marsala sauce consists of mushrooms, butter, garlic, dry marsala wine, chicken stock, heavy whipping cream, and fresh chopped parsley.

How to make marsala sauce

How do you make chicken marsala sauce thicker?

This recipe uses heavy whipping cream and flour which should thicken the sauce up plenty on its own. You can also add a cornstarch slurry if your sauce is still too watery at the end of the cook time.

Should I use sweet or dry marsala for chicken marsala

What goes well with Chicken Marsala

Rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, asparagus, or even spinach are all wonderful things to pair with your chicken marsala. If you’re not doing rice or noodles, serve some fresh bread to sop up that sauce.

What is a good side dish to serve with chicken marsala?

Perhaps one of the best sides for chicken marsala is mashed potatoes. It goes so well with the marsala sauce. You can also serve sauteed green vegetables to add more color to your meal.

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What kind of pasta goes with chicken marsala?

Any kind of noodle is a nice match for marsala. It’s so elegant and lovely on a bed of spaghetti, fettucine, or even egg noodles. It is difficult to go wrong with any chicken marsala pasta.

Easy homemade chicken marsala recipe

How to Store Chicken Marsala

You need to put that chicken marsala in the fridge rather quickly. I wouldn’t leave it out longer than 2 hours. Put it in an airtight container to conserve the flavors.

How Long Does Chicken Marsala Last?

In your fridge, chicken marsala will be good for up to 3 days. It makes wonderful leftovers, but if you have too much, you should consider freezing it.

Can You Freeze Chicken Marsala?

Yes, of course you can freeze it! I put any leftovers in freezer bags and squeeze out the air. Then I label it and try to use it up within 3 months.

How to Reheat Chicken Marsala?

Thaw it out overnight in the fridge, then you can warm it gently on the stovetop.


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Authentic Chicken Marsala Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 488
Tired of plain old chicken? If you've never had chicken marsala you are in for a treat! This creamy Chicken Marsala recipe is one of the easiest and most flavorful chicken dishes you can make. It's an authentic Italian dish that your family will crave!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 2 (halved to make 4 fillets)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter (unsalted)

Chicken Marsala sauce recipe

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz mushrooms (sliced)
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3/4 cup dry marsala wine
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions 

  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Dredge each chicken filet in the mixture, shaking off the excess.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken breasts for about 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Transfer the chicken breasts to a plate.
  • While the chicken rests, melt the remaining butter in the same pan. Add in the mushrooms and brown them, then add in the garlic and saute until fragrant. Add in the Marsala wine and chicken stock and bring to a simmer until the sauce starts to thicken, about 15 minutes.
  • Once the sauce has thickened, add in the heavy whipping cream and put the chicken back into the pan. Garnish with the fresh parsley and serve immediately.
Calories: 488kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 878IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg

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When you feel like Chinese takeout, do one better for your family and make this orange chicken recipe. My family never orders it from our local Chinese restaurant anymore because they love this homemade Chinese orange chicken version best. The sauce is sweet, savory, and just a hint of spice to satisfy on every level!

Best orange chicken recipe

Best Orange Chicken Recipe

Congratulations! You’ve just found the best orange chicken recipe around! Made with wholesome ingredients I know you’ve already got at home, you can even make this tonight. Steam some rice and let’s get started!

Easy Orange Chicken Recipe

In the amount of time it takes everyone to bicker about the takeout menu for your local Chinese restaurant, you can steal away into the kitchen and make this easy orange chicken recipe. Made with fresh ingredients that aren’t sitting under a warmer, you can feel good dishing this one up to your family. Prep will happen in a snap and before you know it, you’ll be serving it up.

Orange chicken ingredients

Orange Chicken Ingredients

  • Chicken breast – If you like orange chicken but aren’t a fan of dark meat, this recipe is definitely for you!
  • Coating – To get that signature texture, your chicken needs to be coated with eggs, cornstarch, and flour for the perfect crispness!
  • Oil – for frying of course, and it’s way less than what they use to make it at the takeout place!
  • Orange chicken sauce recipe – All you need is orange juice, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, minced garlic, water, orange zest, cornstarch, red chili flakes, and water for this sauce you’ll crave fortnightly!

Easy orange chicken recipe

How do you Make Orange Chicken from Scratch

A simple orange chicken recipe from scratch starts with making the sauce. You’ll heat it over the stove and thicken it with cornstarch giving it that signature texture. Then you’ll coat the chicken and fry it. You’ll sop up the excess oil, then toss it in the sauce and serve. That sauce is pure heaven on steamed white rice!

How do you make orange chicken from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Orange Chicken Every Time

  • You can use dark meat if you prefer. In my family, the kids are more enthusiastic about white meat, but dark meat works great here too. Just cut it into bite-sized pieces.
  • You can also turn this into a gluten-free dish. If you miss Chinese food because you’re gluten-free, making it at home is the best way to get your fix. In this recipe, you’ll just use gluten-free all-purpose flour instead.
  • Mince the garlic fresh. It gives this dish even more flavor than that pre-minced jarred stuff.
  • Use fresh ginger too. It’s the secret of Asian cuisine, lending the perfect aromatics and flavors.

How do you make orange chicken sauce from scratch

How to Cook Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is a dish you’ll make on the stove top. You’ll make the sauce first, then fry your chicken, drain it, and then combine the chicken with the sauce. Almost like an orange chicken stir fry, it’s so easy!

How to cook orange chicken

What is orange chicken sauce made of?

The orange chicken sauce recipe is made with orange juice, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, fresh ginger, minced garlic, red chili flakes, water, cornstarch, and orange zest.

How to cook orange chicken

What is the difference between sweet and sour chicken and orange chicken?

While they both look similar and use chicken, they’re quite different dishes. Orange chicken has a crisper texture and lighter breading. It also has more of an orange flavor. Sweet and sour chicken has a thicker breading and much more contrast of sweet and sour flavors, plus an unmistakable red hue.

What is orange chicken sauce made of

Is orange peel chicken the same as orange chicken?

Orange peel chicken is famed PF Chang’s version of orange chicken. Their version is both sweet and spicy, using tomato sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha as notable differences from traditional orange chicken.

How to store orange chicken

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Can you freeze orange chicken

Is orange chicken dark meat?

Traditionally, orange chicken is made with dark meat. This recipe calls for using white meat, however, if you prefer dark meat, you can certainly make it that way when you follow this recipe by swapping in your preferred meat.

How to reheat orange chicken

What is a good side dish for orange chicken?

We love steamed white rice with this dish to soak up that glorious sauce. Orange chicken and rice are an excellent pairing. I also make a nice vegetable stir-fry to go with it so we all get more veggies. You can keep it simple with an Asian-style coleslaw or cabbage salad, asparagus seared with soy sauce and sesame seeds, or even steamed broccoli with garlic.

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How to Store Orange Chicken

Orange chicken should be put in the fridge after it cools and everyone is full. Tuck it in an airtight container for leftovers.

How Long Does Orange Chicken Last?

Once in your fridge, you can enjoy your orange chicken leftovers for up to 5 days. Don’t let it go to waste though. You can freeze anything beyond that point for a speedy meal prep.

Homemade orange chicken recipe

Can You Freeze Orange Chicken?

Yes, you can freeze orange chicken. Make sure it’s sealed airtight and use it up within 3 months.

How to Reheat Orange Chicken?

Simply let it thaw in your fridge overnight and then bake it in the oven at 350F or until heated. This will bring back the crispiness of the chicken.


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Orange Chicken Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 354
If you're looking to take you chicken game up to the next level this orange chicken recipe is just the thing. Orange chicken is tender, crispy, sweet and spicy all at the same time. Its sooo good!

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (boneless/skinless, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 4 eggs (whisked)
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • vegetable oil (for frying)
  • salt (to taste)

Orange Chicken Sauce

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes (add more or less for spice preference)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 orange (for zest)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • scallions (green onions) (for garnish)

Instructions 

  • First, make the orange sauce. Add orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and red chili flakes to a medium pot. Allow to heat through on medium heat for about 3 minutes. While the sauce is heating up, whisk a tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water to make a paste, then add to the orange sauce and combine. Cook the mixture for about 5 minutes or until it begins to thicken. Once the sauce has thickened, remove from the heat and add in the orange zest.
  • Once the sauce has been made it’s time to make the chicken. Place the flour and cornstarch in a shallow dish and whisk together, then add a pinch or 2 of salt. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture and then flour mixture. Heat about 3 inches of frying oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Fry the chicken in batches, cooking for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Place the fried chicken pieces on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Once all of the chicken has been fried, toss it in the orange sauce over low heat in the same skillet. Garnish with scallions and serve immediately.
Calories: 354kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg

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Everyone gets so caught up with taco night, but what about Mexican enchiladas? They’re an amazing Mexican dish you shouldn’t miss either. When my kids begged me to make this chicken enchilada recipe last week, I realized it had been far too long and popped them in the oven for dinner. It’s a meal that disappears fast!

Best chicken enchilada recipe

Best Chicken Enchilada Recipe

What I love about this Mexican chicken enchilada recipe is that it’s made with very simple and wholesome ingredients. No need to find a Mexican restaurant in town…the best chicken enchilada recipe is going to be right in your kitchen!

Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe

This homemade enchiladas recipe is super-simple and delicious, though it does take an hour. I like making this easy enchilada recipe on a Saturday night when I don’t have to rush around. The kids love to help too so if you have kids, get them involved and make it a fun activity for the family.

Chicken enchilada ingredients

Chicken Enchilada Ingredients

  • Rotisserie chickenrotisserie chicken enchiladas are so easy. Simple shred your rotisserie chicken from the supermarket to make easy enchiladas.
  • Black beans – adds more protein and authentic taste.
  • Diced green chilies – a can of these adds just enough zing to this dish.
  • Flour tortillas – serves as the wrap that makes it an enchilada (if you’re gluten-free, they have gluten-free tortillas you can use too).
  • Shredded cheese – a must for any cheese enchilada recipe. The cheesier the enchilada, the better (Mexican blend is the best cheese for enchiladas but you can use cheddar if that’s what you’ve got).
  • Red enchilada sauce – ties the whole enchilada flavor profile together and a must for chicken enchiladas with red sauce.
  • Garnishes – I use fresh chopped cilantro, red onion, jalapenos, and sour cream though feel free to make my guacamole recipe to go along with it too.

Easy chicken enchilada recipe

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How do you Make Chicken Enchiladas from Scratch

So many people balk at making food from different cuisines. It’s so much fun though and the flavors are so rewarding. All you need to do to make chicken enchiladas from scratch is heat avocado oil in a pan and sauté white onion. Then add your chicken and chilies to sauté together. You’ll add the beans next and set it aside. After that, you’ll assemble the enchiladas, place them in your baking dish, and cover with the sauce and cheese until it bakes to bubbly perfection. These quick and easy chicken enchiladas always have people coming back for seconds!

How do you make chicken enchiladas from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken Enchiladas Every Time

  • Use rotisserie chicken. It makes it easier to shred and get that perfect texture of the chicken plus it saves you a step. Shredded chicken enchiladas are easy and delicious!
  • Cook it for the full time instructed. Yes, the chicken is fully cooked, but the rest of the ingredients need to come together. This won’t dry out the chicken though thanks to all the other ingredients and the sauce.
  • Serve the garnishes on the side. To alleviate headaches, I always put the garnishes in little ramekins on the table so that everyone can top their enchiladas the way they want to. The garnishes double as enchilada seasonings.
  • Guacamole is also awesome with chicken enchiladas. See my guacamole recipe here!

How to cook chicken enchiladas

How to Cook Chicken Enchiladas

Cheesy chicken enchiladas begin on the stovetop to bring the chicken, onions, chiles, and beans together. Then you assemble all the ingredients together and place in a baking dish, top with sauce and cheese, and wait until it bakes up nice and bubbly.

Do you use corn or flour tortillas for enchiladas?

You can use either one. If you are gluten-free, corn tortillas are another option you can use for a gluten-free version of this dish.

How long to bake chicken enchiladas

What do you put inside enchiladas?

These chicken and cheese enchiladas have shredded rotisserie chicken, onions, black beans, and chilies though you can feel free to add corn and green bell peppers, or change the protein or leave it completely meatless.

Can you use taco sauce in place of enchilada sauce?

If you only have taco sauce, you can use it instead of enchilada sauce. The flavors won’t be the same, but it will at least taste good.

What do you put inside chicken enchiladas

Do you have to cover enchiladas when baking?

No, you do not need to cover homemade chicken enchiladas when baking. That will make the tortillas soggy plus you want the cheese to get nice and melty.

How long does it take to heat up enchiladas in the oven?

Once you get the enchiladas in the oven, it takes 20 minutes. You’ll see the cheese get nice and bubbly and you’ll know it’s ready!

Do you use corn or flour tortillas for enchiladas

How Long to Bake Chicken Enchiladas

With this simple enchilada recipe, once your chicken enchiladas go into the oven, they will take about 20 minutes to bake. It should be nice and bubbly on top.

How do you know when enchiladas are done?

The sauce and cheese should be bubbly when your enchiladas are done. At 20 minutes, that’s plenty of cooking time, especially since the chicken is already cooked in this recipe.

How do you make enchiladas not soggy

What is the difference between green enchilada sauce and salsa verde?

While they seem similar, green enchilada sauce is cooked. Salsa verde is blended from simple ingredients and eaten raw, like regular salsa.

What goes well with Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican rice, guacamole, refried beans, chips and salsa, Pico de Gallo and tortilla soup are all ideal accompaniments to these delicious creamy chicken enchiladas.

Why do my enchiladas fall apart

Why do my enchiladas fall apart?

Choosing good tortillas will keep your enchiladas from falling apart. Make sure they’re not old. The fresher they are, the better!

Why do my tortillas fall apart when I make enchiladas?

You’re probably either cooking it too long or using old tortillas. Use this recipe and stick to the 20-minute baking time and make sure you buy fresh tortillas to use when making this dish.

Homemade chicken enchiladas

How do you make enchiladas not soggy?

If you follow this recipe, you shouldn’t have soggy enchiladas because the baking time allows for just long enough for everything to come together.

Homemade mexican style chicken enchiladas

How to Store Chicken Enchiladas

Wrap your remaining chicken enchiladas up in foil or seal in an airtight container. Once they’ve cooled, you’ll need to keep them in the fridge.

How Long Do Chicken Enchilada Last?

The fridge life of chicken enchiladas is about 3 days. I’ve never had that happen in my house though since these are always gone within one day.

Can You Freeze Chicken Enchiladas?

Yes, chicken enchiladas are great for freezing. The biggest trick to this though is to ensure all excess air is removed so they still retain their flavor.

How to Reheat Chicken Enchiladas?

Take those chicken enchiladas out of the freezer and thaw overnight in the fridge. Then bake them at 350F until they become bubbly again. You can add more sauce and cheese if you desire.


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Authentic Chicken Enchiladas Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 484
My family loves this easy chicken enchilada recipe! This recipe is so simple the kids can help and you can easy customize it to add in all of your favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 large white onion (diced)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 4.5 oz can diced green chilies
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 16 oz can black beans
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 3 1/2 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • 1 large can of red enchilada sauce
  • cilantro (chopped for garnish)
  • red onion (chopped for garnish)
  • sour cream (for garnish)
  • jalapeno pepper (chopped for garnish)

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a baking dish. Then, heat the avocado oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add in the onion and saute for about 4 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  • Once the onions have slightly softened, add in the shredded chicken and green chilies, and liberally season with salt and pepper. Saute the entire mixture for about 4 minutes, then add in the beans and stir until fully combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Now it is time to assemble the enchiladas. Create an assembly line of tortillas, enchilada sauce, chicken and bean mixture, and cheese. Create the enchilada by laying out a tortilla, spreading out 2 1/2 tablespoons of enchilada sauce, then adding a liberal spoonful of the chicken mixture in the center, then sprinkle about 1/3 cup of cheese. Roll the tortilla up and place in the greased baking dish. Repeat this process with 7 remaining tortillas.
  • Spread the remaining enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkle with leftover cheese. Bake the enchiladas for about 20 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and melted. Remove from the oven and garnish with sour cream, red onion, and cilantro.
Calories: 484kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 2mg

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There’s nothing quite like a roast chicken recipe to bring the family together for dinner. It’s simple yet elegant so you can make it for company or a nice Sunday dinner. If you have time on a weeknight, the prep for oven baked chicken is quick so you’ll just need time to roast the chicken in the oven. Minimal effort and big flavors make this a favorite family meal in my house.

Best roast chicken recipe

Best Roast Chicken Recipe

Why pick up a pre-cooked chicken when you can make the best roast chicken recipe there is? A homemade whole roasted chicken is loaded with flavors and has a juicy texture inside that can’t be beat. All fresh ingredients make it that winner-winner-chicken-dinner you’re looking for.

Easy Roast Chicken Recipe

After researching several whole chicken recipes online I was hard-pressed to find a simple one. So, as a parent with limited time, I came up with this easy whole roasted chicken recipe because it only takes 15 minutes of prep time and you just pop it in the oven. The best thing about cooking chicken in the oven is that its so little work and cleanup. You just baste it from time-to-time until it’s done. While you make oven roasted chicken, you can work on other sides or simply have some of that wine (hey, you had to open that white wine for the recipe so why not?!?).

Roast chicken ingredients

Roast Chicken Ingredients

  • Whole chicken – This recipe calls for a 6-pound whole chicken (don’t forget to take out the bag of giblets).
  • Olive oil and unsalted butter – These added fats keep things moist and tender while cooking the chicken in the oven..
  • White wine – Adds an elegant and refined flavor.
  • Lemon – It’s the perfect way to add umami to your crispy roast chicken.
  • Fresh herbs – Parsley, rosemary, and thyme all give your roast chicken the most incredible flavors.
  • Garlic – Well, how can we not have that?!? It’s also responsible for that amazing taste that oven baked whole chicken is known for!

Easy roast chicken recipe

How do you Make Roast Chicken from Scratch

Making an oven roasted whole chicken from scratch is super simple. You’ll preheat the oven and prep your roasting pan, then prep the whole chicken by removing the giblets and patting it dry. You’ll season it all over, even inside, then add aromatics on the inside. Breast-side-up, the chicken goes in and you’ll baste it along the way. After it finishes, tent some foil over it to ensure it stays juicy before you cut it up to serve.

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How do you make roast chicken from scratch

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Roast Chicken Every Time

  • Season it well. Don’t be shy with the seasonings. Get it all over every last surface of that chicken, even on the inside.
  • Add olive oil and butter to keep it moist. When roasting a whole chicken in the oven, this not only helps the skin get that nice, crispy brown color but it also lends moisture inside so the meat stays tender and juicy.
  • Use the right temperature. 425F is the ideal temperature because you’re roasting this bird. Basting it in intervals helps keep it flavorful and moist inside too. Roast chicken cooking time will vary depending on the temp of your oven but I recommend 425F for this recipe.

How to Cook Roast Chicken

One of my favorite things about this simple roast chicken recipe is how little time it takes to prep. It’s as easy as prepping the bird, seasoning, and putting it in the oven at a high enough temperature to roast. Basting it along the way will help and then in a couple hours, your chicken dinner will be ready for you!

How to cook roast chicken

Is there a difference between roasting and baking chicken?

Roasting means you’re cooking at a temperature of 400F or higher for a browned and flavorful texture outside. Baking uses lower temperatures, never exceeding 375F.

Do you roast a whole chicken covered or uncovered?

Uncovered, because you want the top to brown and have that nice roasted color. You’ll tent foil over it at the end to seal in the juices.

Should I cover chicken with foil when roasting it?

No. You want your chicken to brown. Don’t cover it with foil unless it starts getting too browned on top at the end.

Which way up do you roast a chicken?

Breast side up is the best way to roast your chicken. You want that skin to come out brown and crispy. Plus, with the olive oil and butter and the periodic basting, the breast meat will come out juicy.

When roasting a chicken do you cover it

Do you put water in the pan when roasting chicken?

You can, but white wine is better because it imparts more flavor. Combined with the olive oil, butter, and lemon, it creates an elegant taste.

How do you keep a whole chicken from drying out in the oven?

There are a few things to do here. Using both olive oil and butter will keep it from getting dry. So will basting. You can cover it though toward the end if you notice that the internal temperature isn’t quite there and the top is getting too browned.

How do you keep chicken moist?

Put aromatics in the cavity, use olive oil and butter, and keep basting. That’s the secret to a moist and delicious roast chicken that tastes like it came from a restaurant!

How do you roast a chicken without drying it out

How long to roast a chicken per pound?

The general rule of thumb is that it will take about 15 to 18 minutes of cooking time per pound of roast chicken plus an additional 15 minutes and then resting time. If you get a 6-pound chicken, you will be cooking it for a minimum of an hour and 20 minutes plus a 10-minute rest at the end once it’s out of the oven and under the foil. The best way to not overcook or under cook your chicken is to use a meat thermometer to check the cooked chicken temp. The FDA recommends the internal roast chicken temperature to reach 165°F.

What temperature to roast a chicken?

The standard oven temperature to roast a whole chicken is 425°F. When learning how to roast a chicken in the oven, you’ll learn that if your oven temperature is under 400°F you will be baking it and may not achieve the crispy texture and flavor you are looking for. Knowing how you want the chicken to turn out will determine what temperature to bake the chicken.

How long to roast a chicken at 425°F ?

Using a conventional oven you will need to roast a whole chicken (6 lb) for 1 hour and 20 minutes to 1 hour and 50 minutes at 425°F until the internal temp reaches 165°F.

What to Serve with Roast Chicken

As with any simple whole roasted chicken, you can serve all the traditional fixings of course! Any type of potato, including mashed potatoes, will go beautifully. We also love sauteed spinach, honeyed carrots, Caesar salad, fresh-baked rolls, and even stuffing if I have time to put that together too.

What to serve with roast chicken

How to Store Roast Chicken

Roast chicken should be stored in the fridge. Once it has cooled completely and dinner is done, be sure to put the meat away in airtight containers.

How Long Does Roast Chicken Last?

You’d better use up your roast chicken within 2 days. If there’s simply too much of it to make that happen, then freeze it. You’ll be able to use it for up to 3 months.

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Can You Freeze Roast Chicken?

Yes, you can freeze that roast chicken. And you’ll be able to throw it into meals for up to 3 months. This is where all my roast chicken winds up after a big dinner. Separate it from the bone for an easier way and when you want to make enchiladas, casseroles, soups, or anything else, let it thaw out the night before.

How to Reheat Roast Chicken?

If you have a lot of roast chicken leftover and you want to heat that up for the next night, no need to use high roasting temps anymore. Put it at 350F in a baking dish in your oven and cook until the internal temperature is 165F.


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Roast Chicken Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 695
This tender garlic, butter & herb roast chicken is a family favorite! The chicken comes out crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside every time. It has the perfect blend of fresh herbs and butter then roasted to golden brown.

Ingredients

  • 4 lb whole chicken
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 lemon (halved)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 9 garlic cloves (4 minced, 5 whole)
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking tray with foil or grease a roasting pan and set aside.
  • Remove the neck and giblets from inside the cavity of the bird and trim any excess fat. Pat the bird dry with paper towels to get rid of any excess moisture. Pour the olive oil, melted butter, white wine, and the juice from half of lemon all over the chicken, under the skin and inside the cavity. Season the chicken well on the outside and inside the cavity with salt and pepper and then sprinkle on the parsley. Next, rub the minced garlic all over the chicken, mixing all of the ingredients together, making sure to get them under the skin. Take the garlic head, rosemary springs, and squeezed lemon half and place them inside the chicken cavity.
  • Place the chicken breast side up into the prepared roasting pan and roast for about an 1 hour and 20 minutes or until juices run clear when the thigh is pierced. Be sure to baste the chicken halfway through the cooking time. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from the oven and tent with foil for about 10 minutes before serving. Serve with the remaining lemon half and pan juices.
Calories: 695kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 695kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 868IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 3mg

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The comforting Italian classic chicken parmesan makes for a delicious family-friendly meal that’s on your table in just 45 minutes. Why wait to go out to eat when you can have this at home tonight? My husband and kids will often remind me when it’s been a while since I’ve made this baked chicken parmesan recipe. Yours will cluck their approval for it every time when you make it too!

Best chicken parmesan recipe

Best Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Fresh ingredients, simple prep, and a little bit of hands-on time make this the best chicken parmesan recipe. It’s easy enough to make on a weeknight while elegant enough to entertain guests with. This is one recipe you’re going to want to hold onto!

Chicken parmesan ingredients

Homemade Chicken Parmesan Ingredients

  • Chicken breasts – Pick the freshest you can find for the best chicken parm taste.
  • Breadcrumbs – What makes this classic chicken parmesan recipe amazing is using part panko and part Italian breadcrumbs.
  • Eggs – Helps those breadcrumbs stay put.
  • Grated parmesan – If possible, use fresh rather than the shelf-stable stuff.
  • Minced garlic – A must in Italian cookery!
  • Parmesan sauce – This is made with olive oil, onion, garlic, tomato puree, Italian seasoning, and just a touch of sugar, salt, and pepper. (*can substitute marinara sauce in a pinch)
  • Fresh herbs – Parsley and basil make this parmesan sauce truly sing.
  • Mozzarella – Because everything with cheese is more amazing!

Easy chicken parmesan recipe

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Don’t be scared off by the ingredients list. Yes, it looks lengthy, but it should be things you have in the kitchen. This simple chicken parmigiana recipe takes only 15 minutes to prep this dish and then with baking, it’s a full 45 minutes from start to finish.

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How do you make chicken parmesan from scratch

How do you Make Chicken Parmesan from Scratch

This easy baked chicken parmesan recipe is more simple than you might think. You’ll first get the egg mixture prepared, dip your chicken into it and let it marinate. Then you make the breadcrumb mixture, placing the chicken into it to coat evenly. Fry each piece of chicken for 5 minutes per side, then move to a baking dish, top with tomato sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, and herbs. Bake it for 15 minutes until it’s bubbly and then it’s ready to serve.

How to cook chicken parmesan

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Chicken Parmesan Every Time

  • Use thin pieces of chicken. Don’t just take whole chicken breasts or your parmesan chicken breast will take much longer to cook.
  • A rectangular dish is best for breadcrumbs. It fits the chicken better without making a big ol’ mess and makes it easy to make breaded chicken parmesan.
  • Make sure the oil is hot. You can’t get the coating crispy if your oil isn’t hot enough and crispy chicken parmesan is the goal.

How long to bake chicken parmesan

How to Cook Chicken Parmesan

Oven baked chicken parmesan requires partial stovetop and partial oven cooking to complete it. While it sounds like a lot of work, it’s really easy to get together. While your chicken parmesan is in the oven, you can get your sides ready.

What to serve with chicken parmesan

Is there a difference between chicken parmesan and chicken parmigiana?

However you want to call it, it’s a chicken dish with crispy breaded chicken topped with tomato sauce and cheese. Both names mean the same thing.

How to store chicken parmesan

How to bread chicken?

After you mix the egg mixture together and let the chicken sit in it, you’ll mix your breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder together. Then you’ll dip the chicken in, coating it evenly.

How do you keep breading on chicken parmesan?

In this quick and easy chicken parmesan recipe, the breading will stay on because you’ll be soaking it in the egg mixture. Also, you will want to be sure the oil in your pan is very hot before frying, which will help the coating stay on.

What can I use instead of breadcrumbs for chicken parmesan?

While this recipe calls for Italian breadcrumbs, you can use Panko breadcrumbs, crushed cornflakes, or rolled oats. If you are keto, you can use almond flour, crushed nuts, or keto bread crumbs. For gluten-free eaters, they make gluten-free breadcrumbs so you can safely enjoy this recipe.

Is there a difference between chicken parmesan and chicken parmigiana

How do you keep chicken parmesan from getting soggy?

Again, it’s all about the oil in keeping chicken parmesan from getting soggy. The oil should be shimmering which is how you’ll know it’s ready to make your chicken crispy.

Is chicken parmesan always served with pasta

Is Chicken Parmesan always served with pasta?

No, you can serve chicken parmesan with anything you like. Pasta is certainly most common, but you could also serve it on a bun for sandwiches or alongside garlic bread.

How do you keep breading on chicken parmesan

How do you keep chicken parmesan warm?

If everyone is taking too long to get to the table, simply cover it with foil and let it sit in the warm oven. This should keep it toasty until it’s time to serve.

How do you keep chicken parmesan from getting soggy

How Long to Bake Chicken Parmesan

This baked chicken parmesan recipe will take about 15 minutes to bake in your oven.

How long does chicken parmesan last

What Goes Well with Chicken Parmesan?

I love serving pasta with my baked parmesan crusted chicken though a nice risotto would also work. Additionally, garden salad, sauteed spinach, or broccoli rabe is great for adding more veggies. And who could say no to garlic bread?

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How to Store Chicken Parmesan

Chicken parmesan needs to be stored in the fridge or freezer. Once dinner is finished, be sure to wrap up your leftovers.

Simple chicken parmesan recipe

How Long Does Chicken Parmesan Last?

In your fridge, chicken parmesan will be good up to 5 days, though the sooner you eat it or freeze it, the better.

Easy homemade chicken parmesan

Can You Freeze Chicken Parmesan?

Yes, which is ideal if you want a perfectly prepped meal to trot out on a busy night. It will last about 3 months if you’ve wrapped it properly.

How to Reheat Chicken Parmesan?

Be sure to let it thaw in the fridge overnight, then heat at 350F for about 20 to 30 minutes.


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Homemade Chicken Parmesan Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 949
Hands down the best Chicken Parmesan recipe you'll ever make! For Italian dinner night Chicken Parmesan is easily a classic family favorite. Tender chicken breast breaded and smothered in a delicious tomato sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and fresh basil!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 4 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 large chicken breasts (halved horizontally to make 4 filets)
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs ((or flour))
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper

Chicken Parmesan Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 16 oz tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Chicken Parmesan Topping

  • 2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • fresh basil
  • fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425F and lightly grease a baking dish and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, making sure each filet is evenly coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
  • After the chicken has marinated, combine the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic powder into another small bowl. Place each chicken filet into the breadcrumb mixture and make sure each side is coated evenly. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat. Fry each chicken filet until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Place the chicken in the greased baking dish and top each breast with about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. Then top with about 2 tablespoons of mozzarella and 2 tablespoons of parmesan. Sprinkle with basil and parsley to taste.
  • Bake the chicken for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the chicken is cooked through. Top with fresh basil and parsley and serve immediately.
Calories: 949kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

Calories: 949kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 67g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1080mg | Potassium: 1153mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1727IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 660mg | Iron: 5mg

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Craving Chinese takeout? You might just be better off making it yourself. A stir fry recipe is one of the easiest things you can ever make and is one of my families favorites. And it’s likely you’ve got what you need in your kitchen to make it ready to go. Even the kids don’t fuss over this dish, eating up every last bit. Make some steamed white rice with it and it’s the perfect wholesome meal with all the goodies and none of the bad stuff!

Best stir fry recipe

Best Stir Fry Recipe

The best chicken stir fry recipe is colorful and visually appealing while brimming with a bounty of fresh ingredients. Believe it or not, it’s ready from start to finish faster than any takeout place can deliver to your door!

Ingredients to make stir fry

Homemade Stir Fry Ingredients

  • Chicken – the perfect stir fry protein (though you can omit it or sub in something else like shrimp, beef, or even tofu!). For vegetarians you can leave out the chicken and simply stir fry veggies for a simply yet delicious vegetable stir fry recipe.
  • Fresh veggies – this healthy chicken stir fry recipe makes use of plenty of fresh veggies including broccoli, red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, and sugar snap peas (or snow peas). I also love adding mushrooms and green onions to stir fry.
  • Sauce – that signature easy stir fry sauce is a combination of chicken broth, soy sauce (regular or low-sodium), oyster sauce, sesame oil, and cornstarch. You can be creative here to add sauces that are more sweet or spicy. Honey is a great addition for sweetness to any homemade stir fry sauce!
  • Red pepper flakes – an excellent stir fry seasoning that gives it a slight kick (and more or less to adjust to your level of spice).

Easy stir fry recipe

Easy Stir Fry Recipe

Yes, there are a number of ingredients in this list, but this easy stir fry recipe assures you have restaurant-quality stir fry in 20 minutes right onto your table. Make it yourself faster than you can run out to pick up your order or have it delivered.

Stir frys are a great way to introduce a vegetables to kids because they have so many bright shapes and colors.

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How do you make stir fry from scratch

How do you Make Chicken Stir Fry from Scratch?

Even if you’ve never attempted stir fry before, it’s so easy. In college, my roommate and I used the stuff in the bag. Yuck! I can’t believe we ate that junk! All you do is make the stir fry sauce, cook the chicken, set it aside and cook the veggies, and then combine it all together. Chicken vegetable stir fry is best over steamed white rice so make your stove top rice or use a rice cooker while you’re getting the stir fry going to have it all finish at the same time.

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Stir Fry Every Time

  • Make sure your wok is super-hot. This is the secret to the most delicious veggie stir fry recipe and why it cooks so quickly.
  • Cook the meat in batches. Depending on the size of your wok, you may need to cook the chicken in batches to assure it gets the right attention.
  • Yes, you can use a skillet for stir fry. Just make sure it’s deep enough!
  • Don’t throw your meat in there ice cold. If you let it sit out during the prep time, that should be long enough to get the chill out of it so it cooks to perfection.

How to cook stir fry

How to Cook Stir Fry

Cooking stir fry requires either a wok or a deep skillet. While a wok is the best way, a skillet can work just as well to stir fry chicken and vegetables to perfection!

How do you make a good stir fry?

Good stir fry depends on the ingredients you use. Fresh veggies and chicken are great options to get the best taste.

How do you make good stir fry

Can you make stir fry in a frying pan?

Yes. While a wok is the traditional way, a frying pan can be used to make stir fry.

What oil should you use for stir fry?

Vegetable oil is the best oil when it comes to making stir fry.

What do you put in stir fry

What do you put in stir fry?

This recipe calls for chicken breast to be used with an array of veggies. You can swap out the chicken for another protein or make it simply a veggie stir fry.

How do you make stir fry chicken so it’s tender?

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Then cook it through and remove from the wok. You’ll be adding it back in later.

How do you stir fry chicken without drying it out?

After cooking the veggies, you’ll add the chicken stir fry sauce and all back to the wok to mix it together. This finishes it off without drying out the meat for tender, juicy morsels of chicken.

Do you cook chicken or vegetables first in stir fry?

Typically, veggies can go into the wok or pan after cooking the meat as the protein typically takes longer to cook. It won’t take long for vegetables to become fork-tender.

Can you make stir fry in a frying pan

Can you stir fry raw chicken and vegetables together?

No, it is not recommended. Chicken needs to cook to the proper temperature. As it does, your veggies will become too soggy.

How do you stir fry vegetables without getting soggy?

Cook the chicken first, remove it, then cook the veggies and add the chicken and sauce. This prevents sogginess.

How do you make stir fry sauce from scratch?

The stir fry sauce recipe is just as important as the stir fry itself! You’ll whisk together cornstarch and water together. Then you’ll add chicken broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, oyster sauce, and red pepper flakes which creates the perfect stir fry sauce.

What can I add to stir fry for flavor

What can I add to stir fry for flavor?

Stir fry needs the right level of seasoning. Adding a good blend of seasonings or sauces will add great flavor to your stir fry recipe.

What to Serve with Stir Fry

Chicken stir fry with rice is always a good option. I always serve my stir fry with rice. We love how the sauce tastes all soaked into it. You can keep the sides Asian in style with dumplings or eggrolls, or even add an Asian salad with ginger dressing to boost your veggie intake. Not a fan of rice? You can also add it atop noodles to make a noodle bowl.

What vegetables to cook first in a stir fry

How to Store Stir Fry

Should any remain after your stir fry dinner, make sure you pack it up in airtight containers promptly. It will be a great lunch to take to the office the next day too!

How Long Does Stir Fry Last?

In your fridge, you can count on that stir fry lasting about 3 to 4 days. In my house, it’s gone long before then!

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Can You Freeze Stir Fry?

Stir fry is great to freeze, though when I do it, I have to make a much bigger batch. I fill up freezer-safe plastic bags and lay them flat in my freezer. I don’t like to let it go for longer than a month though because it loses its flavor, but it’s a wonderful solution for meal prep.

How to Reheat Stir Fry?

Let it thaw in your fridge, then pour it into a skillet on the stove and heat through!


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Easy Stir Fry Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 335
This delicious easy stir fry recipe is packed with fresh ingredients and a tasty homemade stir fry sauce that has an outstanding flavor. Stir fry is fast and easy to make at home and makes excellent leftovers. Plus its an easy way to get kids to eat vegetables because of the tasty sauce and bright colors!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil (divided)
  • 1 lb chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup red and yellow bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sugar snap peas
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

Instructions 

  • Whisk together the corn starch and water in a medium sized bowl. Then, add in the chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes and set aside.
  • Then, add one tablespoon of oil to a wok over medium high heat. Once the oil has heated through, add in the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove from the wok and set the chicken aside in a small bowl and reduce the heat to medium.
  • Add in the broccoli, bell pepper, carrots, and ginger garlic paste to the wok and cook until fork tender. Once the veggies are fork tender, add the chicken back in and stir. Pour the stir fry sauce over the chicken and vegetable mixture and stir to combine. Bring to a boil and allow to boil for one minute. Serve over rice immediately.
Calories: 335kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 2528mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4296IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg

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