How to Broil Boneless Chicken Breasts

The breast is the largest cut of meat taken from a chicken. While many are sold bone-in, boneless chicken breasts are generally more convenient to cook and eat. There are several methods of cooking chicken breast; one of the simplest is broiling. Broiled chicken breast has a crisp, brown exterior with juicy and flavorful meat. To broil boneless chicken breasts, you will need approximately half an hour.

Things You'll Need

  • Two thawed, boneless and skinless chicken breasts

  • 4 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • Small bowl

  • Baking pan

  • Metal tongs

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

  • Meat thermometer

  • Plate

Step 1

Preheat a broiler. If the broiler has adjustable racks, move them 8 inches away from the heat before preheating.

Step 2

Mix 4 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tbsp. ground black pepper and 1 tsp. salt in a small bowl with your fingers. Rub the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts.

Step 3

Place the seasoned chicken breasts into a baking pan and broil for 8 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts with a pair of metal tongs and broil for an additional 5 minutes.

Step 4

Pour 1/2 cup dry white wine into the baking pan and continue broiling for 4 more minutes.

Step 5

Remove the baking pan from the oven and insert a meat thermometer into each chicken breast at its thickest point. If it does not read at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit, place the chicken back into the broiler for 2-minute increments until done.

Step 6

Place the cooked chicken onto a plate and leave the meat to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Tip

For best results, thaw chicken breasts in the refrigerator.

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