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Chicken Breast Butcher Guide
Chicken breast comes from the breast section of the bird. It is a white meat, low in fat, and contains about 23 grams of protein per 4-ounce serving. It can be baked, grilled, or broiled. It is also used in chicken sandwiches and chicken salads. Chicken breast can be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
Chicken Breast Cooking Guides
Chicken breast is one of the most popular cuts of meat in America. It's lean, low in fat, and has a mild flavor that's easy to pair with other ingredients. It is great grilled, sautéed, or roasted, and also perfect for a quick stir-fry or a simple chicken salad.
|Thickness||Time (Both Sides)||Stove Top Temp||Safe Temp|
|.5 inch||3 mins||Medium Heat||165°F|
|1 inch||7.5 mins||Medium Heat||165°F|
|1.5 inches||17 mins||Medium Heat||165°F|
Note: The above guidelines are only guardrails. Stoves, pans and chicken breast sizes vary; to achieve the perfectly cooked chicken breast, baste in juices and pay attention to firmness.
How to Cook Chicken Breast
- Preheat oven to 375℉
- Drizzle chicken breasts with oil
- Season with salt & pepper
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan over medium-high heat
- Add chicken to hot pan, cook for 2 minutes
- Flip and cook an additional 2 minutes
- Place the entire pan into the preheated oven
- Cook for 15-20 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165℉
- Let rest, slice and enjoy!
Chicken Breast FAQ
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You can safely cook your chicken breasts from frozen but will need to increase your cooking time by at least 50%. Each chicken piece should be separated and not frozen together when cooked.
- Place the chicken breast in a leakproof plastic bag. This step you can skip with Crowd Cow chicken breast.
- Fill a bowl with warm water.
- Submerge the frozen chicken breast under water.
- It should be thawed within an hour.
Our chicken breasts are boneless and skinless.
You can marinate the chicken breast in a salt-water brine before cooking as an insurance policy if you accidentally over cook, or you can flatten the chicken breast before cooking and apply olive oil to pan and chicken breasts - cooking at medium heat. Monitor precise internal temperature with a meat thermometer to make sure you don't overcook the chicken.
The average chicken breast when cooked at 350°F, it'll take about 20 to 25 minutes. It's a good idea to use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature reaches 165˚F.