Recipe Ready Roasted Chicken. This is the BEST way to cook chicken that's flavorful, moist and juicy. Here are the tips you need to stock up on chicken that's delicious and ready for any recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
Place chicken breasts, skin side up on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Generously salt and pepper. Lightly rub salt and pepper into meat.
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until chicken registers 165 degrees when checked at the thickest part of the breast.
Remove from oven. Cool for 10 minutes or until easy enough to handle. Remove skin. It should pull off easily. Then, remove the meat from the bone. At this point, you can either create pulled pieces or slice it or chop it up into chunks. I prefer to pull into thick and hearty bite sized pieces. If you want to cube or slice it, I would let it cool, then refrigerate it. It will be easier to get clean cuts once the chicken is chilled.
You can use cooked chicken immediately. Or, if you're making it for a future recipe, you can store it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. I'll use whatever I need and then divide the rest up into freezer bags in 1 1/2 or 2 cup amounts and store them in my freezer until I need them.
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