Last Updated on 25th July 2022 by Pauline Loughlin
Baked chicken breast is a family favorite here, and it’s really easy to make on a pan in the oven. There are plenty of ways you can flavor it and use the same basic recipe with a few different changes to keep the dish exciting.
No matter how you change up the dish, there are a few things you want to keep the same, like the cooking temperature and the cooking time.
If you’re using the same cut of meat each time, and your chicken breasts are about the same size, you’ll use the same cooking time and temperature no matter how you’re changing up the seasonings and garnishes.
How long to bake chicken breast at 400? That’s going to depend on how much chicken you’re using and how cooked you want to be. You want to be careful about cooking the chicken for too long, as you could dry it out or make it tough.
Undercooking the chicken means that it may not be cooked all the way through and might still be raw in the center.
How Long to Bake Bone in Chicken Breast at 400?
If you’re making a typical chicken breast with the bones still in, you can follow the directions below to make it perfectly every single time. It won’t matter whether you’ve seasoned it different ways or put sauce on it- these directions will work just fine.
- Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- While the oven is heating, you can clean off your chicken by rinsing it and then patting it dry. Be careful about rinsing your chicken, as you can splatter some bacteria to other parts of the kitchen, contaminating your food and food preparation surfaces.
- Next, put the chicken breast pieces onto a baking dish or a baking sheet. Make sure they’re not overlapping with one another.
- Brush some olive oil on each side of the chicken breasts and season with a dry rub. You can massage the seasoning in to make sure it just sticks well to the chicken. Be sure to season all sides of your chicken breasts
- Cook the chicken for 20 to 25 minutes. You know when it’s done when it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the chicken to rest for about 5 minutes before you cut it open and serve it.
How Long to Bake Stuffed Chicken Breast At 400?
Stuffed chicken breast brings a whole new level of flavor and excitement to the classic dish. One of my favorite ways to stuff chicken breast is with cheese, spinach, and mushrooms, though there are tons of combinations you can use.
Usually, chicken breasts would be stuffed with cheese and perhaps another ingredient or two. No matter how you are preparing your stuffed chicken breasts and what components you’re using, you’ll want to know how long to bake chicken breasts that are stuffed when you’re cooking at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
The answer is that it should take the same as if you’re cooking bone-in chicken breast or boneless chicken breast. That’ll be about 25 minutes.
The stuffing doesn’t make the chicken any denser, but you definitely want to give it time to melt properly and reach an appropriate heat so that it’s warm like the rest of the chicken.
When you are checking stuffed chicken to see if it’s done cooking, be sure to check the meat itself and not the stuffing, as the meat is the densest part.
How Long to Bake Butterflied Chicken Breast at 400?
If you want to make sure your chicken is tender and succulent and that the breast meat doesn’t end up dry, you can butterfly it. Cut the backbone of the chicken out using a knife and then flatten the chicken down.
This ensures that the whole chicken cooks more evenly. If you’re just cooking the chicken breast this way, it won’t take very long. It will take the same 20 to 25 minutes as if you’re cooking chicken breast with other methods.
If you’re cooking the whole chicken at once, it’ll take more like an hour to cook. Remember that the more chicken you cook at once, the longer it takes to cook it all.
How Long to Bake Thin Sliced Chicken Breast at 400?
If you’re slicing your chicken breast pieces thin, they won’t take very long to cook. They’re not very dense and thick, so the heat passes through them and makes them cook very quickly. This is a good way to speed up the cooking process, and it should only take about 15 to 20 minutes to cook your chicken breast this way.
How Long to Bake Chicken Breast at 400 In Foil?
You can wrap the chicken in foil to marinate it better and to keep the juices sealed in. This makes for really succulent, tasty chicken dish.
If you’re doing it this way, then it’ll take about 30 to 40 minutes for the chicken breast to bake all the way through. Keep in mind that when the chicken comes out of the oven, the foil will be very hot, and you want to be careful as you open it up.
Steam will come out as well when it opens, so make sure you keep your hands and face away from the opening when you are unsealing the chicken.
How Long to Bake Frozen Chicken Breast at 400?
There are a few different ways you can take chicken breast that’s frozen and cook it in the oven. The method I want to share with you involves wrapping it in foil to start with.
Once you preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, wrap your chicken in foil to prepare it for baking. It can bake for 20 minutes fully wrapped.
Then, you can unwrap it and cook it for an additional 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Long to Bake Chicken Breast Tenders at 400?
Chicken tenders are breaded using egg wash and breadcrumbs or can you bread chicken without egg, which makes them take a little longer to cook, and you want to give them about 30 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. Be sure to flip them over halfway through their cooking time so they come out evenly cooked.