As much I like the store-bought rotisserie chickens they tend to be pretty expensive for the amount of chicken that you get. So whenever I have a recipe that calls for cooked chicken I grab a few boneless, skinless chicken breasts and make my own. It’s super simple to make and the chicken always comes out moist and delicious! You can even make a bigger batch of the seasoning and jar it so that it’s always ready to go when you need it. Seasoned chicken will work great in chicken salads, casseroles, or any other recipe that calls for pre-cooked chicken. Feel free to adjust and substitute the spices to suit your taste. The below recipe is enough spice mix to season about 1.5 lbs of chicken.
- 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried onions
Place all of the spices in a small bowl and stir to combine. Use right away or store in a sealed jar.
To make seasoned chicken – Preheat oven to 350ºF. Clean and trim the chicken. Cut each breast in half and pound it down just enough so that it’s slightly flattened but not thin. Rub each piece of chicken with the spice mix. Heat 2-3 tbs of oil in an oven safe pan, cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side. Place the pan into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the juices run clear and the chicken is cooked through.