This broiled chicken breast cooks really fast and the taste never fails! It’s super delicious and full of flavor.
Please, pay attention that if you use pasture-raised chicken meat, it cooks longer than usual. This kind of meat is usually dark. The light colored chicken meat cooks much faster.
You can serve this broiled chicken breast with broiled vegetables, rice, or any other side dish of your choice. It pairs really well with spicy garlic tomato sauce. You can find the recipe link for the sauce below the main recipe.
I tried making this chicken breast recipe both in the gas oven and the electric oven. Both turned out good, however, the gas oven method was the best.
Broiled Chicken Breast
How to make broiled chicken breast:
- Wash and pat dry the chicken breasts.
- Rub olive oil onto the breasts.
- Sprinkle salt to all sides of the meat.
- Sprinkle black pepper to all sides of the meat.
- Cover and put in the fridge for about 30 minutes or overnight. It’s optional but doing so enhances the flavor.
- Arrange the oven racks so that the meat will be 6” away from the heat source. Preheat the oven turning on the broiler on high.
- Put the pan with chicken breasts to the oven for 8-10 minutes if the chickens are pastured (dark meat), or 4-5 minutes if the chicken meat is light colored. It’s because the pasture-raised chicken meat is darker than regular ones, and it cooks longer.
- Flip the meat, broil 8-10 more minutes if the meat is dark colored (pasture-raised), or 3 minutes for regular chicken breast.
- The breasts should not be pink inside when ready, but it’s up to your taste.
Recipe for the spicy garlic tomato sauce: Spicy Garlic Tomato Sauce
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