Tag: Dinner

Easy Chicken Recipe! Perfect for the Lazy People in the World like Me

The Easy Chicken Recipe is one of my absolute favorites because I am so, so, so lazy sometimes. I don't want to spend forever in the kitchen. Aside from just not being a gourmet chef, I can't usually be in the kitchen longer than 5 minutes without a child running in asking for help with something. I also live a very unplanned life. I'm lucky if I get my kids to get to bed on time for naps and at night.

So, it is essential that I have a Go-To Easy Chicken Recipe that can work for anything. It could be used as a stand alone entree. The chicken is an excellent addition to mashed potatoes or vegetables. I love to cook more than I need and shred the extra so that I have a lot of meat for sandwiches, soups or other yummy meals throughout the week.

Easy Chicken Recipe without step by step pictures is below for your convenience.

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finished easy chicken recipe with spices on top and still on the pan.

The last thing I want to see when I have forgotten that my children and husband might want something to eat, is recipes that take forever or that require my vigil at the frying pan. I want an easy, healthy recipe that frees me up to do other things. Ta-da! Easy chicken recipe at your feet.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put desired amount of chicken breasts on the pan and drizzle olive oil on top of each one. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.

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Put in the oven for ten minutes. Then flip over the chickens and heat for another 15 minutes. Make sure the chicken is not pink in the middle.

(If you are feeling super lazy and want a super easy chicken recipe, don't worry about flipping the chicken over. It'll all get cooked if you just leave it in there long enough. I'd say at least a total of 30 minutes. Just make sure it's not pink in the middle.)

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I like to get two forks and shred the chicken. Just stab your fork into a piece of the chicken you wish to shred and place the other fork next to it. Pull the 'unstabbed' fork away from the stabbed one in the direction of the threads. I like to do a lot of chicken at the beginning of the week, shred it and then have cooked chicken to go in yummy meals all week.

Ingredients for Easiest Chicken Recipe Ever!

-Tin Foil (for easy cleanup)
-Olive Oil
-Chicken Breasts
-Salt
-Garlic Powder (opt)

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How to Prepare Easiest Chicken Recipe Ever

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover pan with tin foil. Put desired amount of chicken breasts on the pan and drizzle olive oil on top of each one. Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.

Put in the oven for ten minutes. Then flip over the chickens and heat for another 15 minutes. Make sure the chicken is not pink in the middle.

I like to get two forks and shred the chicken. Just stab your fork into a piece of the chicken you wish to shred and place the other fork next to it. Pull the 'unstabbed' fork away from the stabbed one in the direction of the threads. I like to do a lot of chicken at the beginning of the week, shred it and then have cooked chicken to go in yummy meals all week.