Chicken is a very versatile meat and there are many ways to cook it. By using different sauces and seasonings, you can create many different dishes by baking chicken breasts. Here are some recipes for baked chicken breasts that you might want to try.
It sounds fancy, but this chicken breast dish is very easy to prepare. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Now line a baking sheet with parchment or foil for easy cleanup and place the desired number of boneless skinless chicken breasts on the baking sheet. Spread spaghetti sauce over the chicken breasts and then sprinkle them with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Variation: If you prefer your chicken breaded, you can dip the chicken in egg and then in bread crumbs before placing it on the baking sheet.
This is very similar to Chicken Parmigiana but you use picante sauce instead of spaghetti sauce. To bake this chicken breast dish, simply follow the instructions for the Chicken Parmigiana but switch to picante and use only mozzarella cheese, not Parmesan.
Savory Chicken Breasts
For this dish, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment or foil. Place four boneless skinless chicken breast halves in the baking dish. Season with pepper and top each breast half with a slice of Swiss cheese. In a bowl, mix 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed cream of chicken soup with 1/4 cup milk. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Now sprinkle bread crumbs over the top of the chicken and drizzle 3 tablespoons melted butter over the crumbs. Cover the dish and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes.
Oven Roasted Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment or foil. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs and 1 teaspoon oregano. Lift the skin of the chicken breasts so that it separates from the chicken and stuff the pocket that forms with the ricotta and walnut mixture. Place the stuffed chicken breasts in the baking pan and brush with oil. Bake for 45 minutes.
There are many more ways to bake chicken breasts but these four recipes will get you started. Once you have tried them, you can experiment with different sauces, seasonings and cheeses to create a chicken breast recipe of your own.