Chicken Recipes: Chicken Breast Recipes
Sometimes, I’m too lazy to cook but I do not want to eat out so, I’d make my lazy baked chicken breast meal. I’d have to say it is probably one of my ‘dump everything into the dish and bake’ sort of meal. Simple. Easy. And you get a wholesome baked chicken breast meal within 30 minutes or so.
The best part about this chicken recipes is that it can also be the base for a chicken pie if you slap on a pre-made pastry dough on top and baked it together with the chicken. Since I’m in lazy mode and I don’t have packaged, ready made pastry dough with me, I didn’t bother. In the end, this dish is the ultimate in comfort food especially if it’s a cold rainy day (or a snowy day, whichever part of the world you are in). Heck, it could even be hot and humid, and this would also be a great meal!
Okay, I know I am building up all the hype but not showing anything for it…so, this is the end result:
The chicken breast is succulent and juicy and pack full of flavours while the gravy is absolutely amazing! You can serve it as it is or as a side dish to rice or as the main dish with salad and potatoes. I just ate it as it is and it is SO good, we finished the whole casserole dish of baked chicken breast within a day!
Alright, let’s get to the making of this easy and yet delicious recipe:
Baked Chicken Breast Recipes
2 large pieces of chicken breast meat, cut into several thick pieces / quarter chicken chopped into small pieces
3 brown mushrooms, quartered
1 large carrot, cut into chunks
1 tbsp mixed beans, soaked
3 onions, peeled and quartered
5 cherry tomatoes (halved) / 1 large tomato, sliced thinly
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced thinly
2 large potatoes, sliced thinly (optional, I didn’t put in any as I don’t happen to have any potatoes on hand)
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 sausages, sliced
3 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
3 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black pepper
1/2 cup unsweetened soya milk
2 tbsp chicken stock powder / 1/2 cup chicken broth
1. Season the chicken breast meat/ chicken pieces with the dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic powder and black pepper.
2. Place the chicken into a casserole dish and arrange the rest of the ingredients on top of it. Like this:
3. In a bowl, dissolve the chicken stock powder (if using this instead of chicken broth) with some warm water. Then add the chicken stock and the soya milk to the dish.
4. Bake the dish, covered in foil, for about 30 minutes at 250C or until the chicken is cooked through.If you use chicken pieces, then it is best that you bake for 15 minutes, turn the chicken and then continue baking. It is easier if it is boneless chicken breast meat. I have a mixture of both so in between, I did take it out to turn the chicken before I continue baking it.
The gravy is really good. The soya milk is actually a replacement for cream to give the gravy a richer texture. Since this dish is supposed to be healthy and wholesome, I used soya milk and it is just as good. If you like a thicker gravy, just add some cornstarch or flour to the sauces before baking.
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