Chicken fillet – soft, juicy and tender

Chicken fillets – soft, juicy and tender

Learn the secrets to making chicken fillets soft, juicy, and tender with this easy recipe.  If you’re tired of dry, tough chicken fillets, you’re in the right place. I’ll show you how to transform your chicken into a succulent and juicy dish that will have your taste buds singing. Follow this instruction to create the perfect chicken fillet that’s soft, tender, and bursting with flavor.

Chicken fillet – soft, juicy and tender

How to make chicken fillets soft, juicy, and tender.

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 225°C (437°F).
  • Pat the chicken dry with paper towels to remove any moisture. Then season with salt, pepper and paprika evenly over both sides of the chicken fillets. Be thorough, covering the entire surface of each fillet.
  • Then make the marinade. Add all the marinade ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until well combined.

Brown

  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a small amount of olive-oil.
  • Once the skillet is hot, carefully place the chicken in the pan (skin-side down if using skin-on chicken).
  • Sear/ Brown undisturbed for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Flip and sear for another 4-5 minutes .
Chicken fillet – soft, juicy and tender

Bake

  • After the chicken fillets are browned, place the fillets in a baking dish and pour the marinade over them. Add some fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs on top.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes depending on the size of the fillets.

Rest

  • Remove the baking dish with the fillets from the oven and then cover with aluminum foil.
  • Let the chicken rest for a 10 minutes after cooking, as this allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender and flavorful bite.

Whatever you do, don’t cut into the fillet to see if it’s done before you let it rest. Because it will lose its juice and it will become dry.

Chicken fillet – soft, juicy and tender

Serve

  • Finally, slice the fillet and use the marinade as a sauce.

There you have it, a foolproof recipe for soft, juicy, and tender chicken fillets. Follow this step-by-step instructions and you’ll have a delicious meal in no time. Whether you’re cooking for family or friends, this recipe is sure to impress. Enjoy!

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Chicken fillet – soft, juicy and tender

Chicken fillet – soft, juicy and tender

By cooking it this way your chicken fillet will be soft, juicy and tender.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Uncategorized
Servings 5
Calories 311 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Frying pan
  • 1 Oven dish

Ingredients
  

Chicken fillet

  • 4 medium Chicken fillet
  • 1 tsp Paprika powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Marinade

  • 4 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 Garlic clove pressed
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Thyme or Rosemary fresh ( 1 tsp dried) or mix both dried and fresh
  • Thyme or Rosemary Sprigs optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 225°C (437°F)

Marinade

  • Make the marinade. Add all the marinade ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
    marinade for juicy chicken

Chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with paper towels to remove any moisture.
  • Then season with salt, pepper and paprika evenly over both sides of the chicken fillets. Be thorough, covering the entire surface of each fillet.
    spice rub on chicken breast
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a small amount of olive-oil.
     Once the skillet is hot, carefully place the chicken in the pan (skin-side down if using skin-on chicken).
    Sear/Brown undisturbed for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Flip and sear for another4-5 minutes .
    seared chicken breast
  • After the chicken fillets are browned, place the fillets in a baking dish and pour the marinade over them. Add some fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs on top.
    Place the oven dish with the fillet/marinade in the oven and bake it for 15-17 minutes depending on the size of the fillet .
    chicken breast before baking
  • Remove the baking dish with the fillets from the oven and then cover with aluminum foil.Let the chicken rest for a 10 minutes after cooking, as this allows the juices to redistribute.
    aluminum cover over chicken breast
  • Finally, slice the fillet and use the marinade as a sauce.
    Chicken fillet – soft, juicy and tender

Notes

Whatever you do, don’t cut into the fillet to see if it’s done before you let it rest. Because it will lose its juice and it will become dry.

Βon appétit

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