Whole breast bone in (2 breast plates/pack)
Our bone-in chicken breast is a versatile and flavorful cut that offers juicy and tender meat. Hand cut by Farmer Ian, these bone in breasts are perfect for creating a wide range of delicious and healthy meals. With the bone intact, it adds extra flavor and moisture to your dishes, making it a favorite among both home cooks and professional chefs.
- Seasoning: Before cooking bone-in chicken breast, season it with salt, pepper, and your choice of herbs and spices.
- Searing and Roasting: For a crispy exterior and juicy interior, start by searing the chicken breast in a hot skillet with a bit of oil or butter. This step locks in the flavors and creates a caramelized crust. Then, transfer the chicken breast to the oven and roast it until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, ensuring it is fully cooked and safe to eat.
- Brining: Consider brining bone-in chicken breast before cooking to ensure maximum juiciness and tenderness. Soak the chicken breast in a mixture of water, salt, sugar, and optional herbs or spices for a few hours or overnight. This process helps to retain moisture during cooking.
Recipes and Preparation Ideas:
- Herb-Roasted Chicken Breast: Rub the bone-in chicken breast with a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic, fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and parsley, salt, and pepper. Roast in the oven until cooked through and golden brown. Serve with roasted vegetables or a side salad for a wholesome meal.
- Stuffed Chicken Breast: Butterfly the bone-in chicken breast by cutting it horizontally, without fully separating the two halves. Stuff the cavity with a mixture of spinach, feta cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Secure with toothpicks, season, and bake until the chicken is cooked and the filling is warm and melty.
- Chicken Marsala: Sear bone-in chicken breast in a skillet until browned, then remove from the pan. In the same pan, sauté mushrooms, garlic, and shallots until softened. Add Marsala wine and chicken broth, scraping the bottom to release any browned bits. Return the chicken to the pan and simmer until cooked through. Serve with a side of pasta or mashed potatoes.
Cooking Time and Temperature Guidelines:
- Oven Roasting: Preheat your oven to 375°F. Place the seasoned bone-in chicken breast on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan. Roast for approximately 25-30 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F when measured with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Grilling: Preheat your grill to medium heat (around 375-400°F). Place the seasoned bone-in chicken breast on the grill grates, bone side down. Grill for about 6-8 minutes per side, rotating halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before slicing or serving.
- Stovetop Searing and Simmering: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add some oil or butter. Once hot, sear the bone-in chicken breast for about 4-5 minutes per side, until golden brown. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let it simmer for another 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Rest the chicken for a few minutes before serving.
Remember, these are general guidelines, and cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken breast and your desired level of doneness. Always use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked thoroughly but not overdone.