Simple Soy-Marinated and Roasted Chicken Breasts

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Cooking One on One

Cooking One on One

By John Ash

Published 2004

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This is a favorite technique for preparing super-flavorful boneless chicken breasts. I generally roast several breasts at a time to have them on hand for salads, pasta, or other dishes that call for cooked chicken. It works equally well with chicken thighs and turkey breast. Also try this same marinade and approach with salmon steaks or fillets. Cooking times, of course, will need to be adjusted.



Preheat the oven to 450°F. Combine the soy, mirin, sesame oil, and chili-garlic sauce in a dish or resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts and marinate them for at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours (remember to refrigerate them while they sit). Lightly oil a baking sheet, and arrange the breasts in a single layer. Roast for 15 minutes or until the meat is just cooked through and still juicy. If using bone-in breasts, you will need to increase the cooking time by 3 to 5 minutes.