This recipe for baked bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts will exceed all your expectations because this is one of the best bone in split chicken breast recipes for dinner. I’m sure you do not often see chicken breast with bone in recipes. The meat of chicken breast on the bone is moist, flavorful and juicy and the recipe is super easy to make. Chicken breast with bone recipe is sure to become your go-to recipe for split chicken breasts from now on. It turns out fabulous every time. Now I’m gonna tell you how to cook this perfect chicken breast with bone.
Don’t be intimidated by cooking the breasts on the bone. This method of cooking chicken breast on the bone is fail proof. Bones and skin on both sides of the baked chicken breast with bone serve as heat protection for the tender meat inside when being baked. Boneless, skinless breasts are entirely exposed to the heat during cooking, and the bare meat turns rubbery as it dries out. Bones and crispy skin also intensify the flavors of chicken on the bone and create a textural contrast of chicken breast with skin. There are many bone in skinless chicken breast recipes but in this one I really recommend to bake chicken with skin.
The overall mild taste of chicken breast on bone becomes flavorful when the fat from the skin renders. I do recommend poking holes in the skin for fat to seep into the white meat of chicken breast with bone. You can also pull back the skin while still keeping it attached and season the chicken meat. That ensures you don’t end up with the meat tasting bland.
The aroma that filled the kitchen as bone in chicken breast by one of the best recipes is baking in the oven is a mouthwatering prelude of what is to come. Those chicken breasts with bone in are incredibly flavorful and so juicy and tender you’d think they had been brined.
I feel like chickens are bred to be much bigger than they used to be, and that means larger baked bone-in chicken breast portions too that are harder to cook through without drying them out. You can buy organic young chicken breasts that are smaller or cut the chicken into pieces. First remove the attached rib section then cut breasts into 2-3 pieces. I also use baking powder to elevate the crispiness of the skin for the better texture of chicken breast with skin and bone.
I slice the baked chicken breasts up and drizzle them with the pan juices upon serving. You can serve them with any of your favorite sides. I did with Golden Potato and herb bake and fresh steamed broccoli. It is a light, nutritious and tasty offering. And here is the recipe of how to cook chicken breast on the bone.