Pasture raised chicken breast is best when paired with strong flavors and not overcooked. We recommend either a flavorful dry seasoning rub or marinade to impart complementary flavors prior to cooking.
In general boneless skinless chicken breast should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees; being careful not to overcook - which will lead to tough and dry meat.
How to cook chicken breast in a cast iron skillet: Coat chicken breast in seasoning blend of your choice. Heat cast iron skillet over medium high heat and cover bottom of pan with thin layer of high heat oil like canola. Place chicken in pan and cook on one side for 1 minute, flip and place skillet in 450 degree oven for up to 10 minutes. Cook to internal temperature of 162 degrees and remove from oven. Carryover cooking will bring your chicken to 165 degrees.
Reverse sear chicken breast: Follow same steps as above, but cook both sides of chicken breast for four minutes before placing in oven.
How to cook chicken breast in oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees, drizzle chicken with olive oil and liberally sprinkle with seasoning of choice. Rub oil and seasoning into chicken. Place on baking pan and bake for 16-18 minutes until a meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 162 degrees. Remove from oven, carryover cooking will bring your chicken to 165 degrees.
At Acabonac Farms our chickens form a natural ecosystem alongside our other animals. They are cycled through our pastures along with cattle, lamb and pigs; with each animal lending their own special qualities to our regenerative ranching practice.
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