Idiotproof Chicken Breasts

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Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are often dismissed as dry and tasteless, but this easy technique gives BS breasts an image overhaul, eliminating poultry cooking anxiety and producing tender, juicy chicken breasts every single time. 

OG blog friends and Dude Dieters, I’m hoping you’re extremely familiar with this “recipe,” but I’m finally posting it here for easy reference/those who have yet to be introduced to the life-changing magic of Idiotproof Chicken Breasts.

To the newbies: This is unequivocally the most reliable and stress-free method for cooking boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

In just 20 minutes, you will be the proud producer of epically tender and juicy chicken that you can serve with your favorite side dishes or add to everything from salads, sandwiches and wraps to quinoa bakes and quesadillas. By following the simple instructions below, you will relieve yourself of “is it done” anxiety and never again deal with the undercooked squishiness/overcooked stringiness of improperly cooked BS breasts.

This is the first day of the rest of your culinary life!!!

The only tricky aspect of this technique is that it requires a significant amount of blind trust. You cannot, under any circumstances, lift the lid on the pan while the chicken cooks. It will be tempting to peek, but you must resist the urge! I promise that when you finally lift the lid, you’ll have perfect chicken breasts.


p.s. I’m thrilled to report that this technique can also be used to cook boneless, skinless chicken thighs! Simply add an 5 extra minutes of cook time, and an 5 extra minutes of covered resting time (that’s 30 minutes total time).

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