The Ultimate Guide
Take a look at how long to bake chicken breast at 350, 375, and 400 degrees and at which of these temperatures are the best for baking chicken breasts and some other handy tips to make them come out juicy, tender, and most importantly, cooked.
– Baking Temp For Chicken – Size Of Chicken Breast – Type Of Chicken Breast – How You Bake
This temperature is ideal for any kind of chicken breast. It will cook the inside while keeping the outside soft and tender.
The benefit of baking at 375ºF (190ºC) is that the skin on the chicken breast will definitely crisp up to some degree.
At this higher temperature, you need to monitor the chicken more closely. The skin can easily start to burn before the inside reaches the required minimum temperature.
I highly recommend resting chicken for at least 5 minutes before serving or cutting it. This helps the meat retain some juices without them leeching out when the fibers are cut.
I love slow-baked chicken at a low temperature. It leaves the meat uber tender and extremely juicy. You also have better control over the doneness. However, you don’t always have 2-12 hours to do this.
Monitoring the doneness of your chicken is the biggest thing you can do to avoid it becoming dry. But, if you are really worried, you can bake it covered with foil or bake it in a braising liquid.