Juicy & Delicious Recipe – Chicken Breast Baked in Your Dutch Oven –
A Delicious Recipe for Boneless Chicken that Helps with Meal Prep and Easy Dinners
Do you Meal Prep? Do you Like to Have Some PreMade Meals Ready to Go?
We are always looking for ways to make meal time & meal prep much easier – and making this chicken in advance is a great way to do both! This Dutch Oven Chicken Breast Recipe makes delicious chicken that you can use in your meal prep containers – or use in your family’s favorite chicken recipes.
The yummy flavors of taco seasoning mixed with lemon creates a chicken that is flavorful and useful in many of your standard recipes like tacos or even chicken salad.
- Top your tossed salad with this chicken and some melted mozzarella to make a delicious chicken salad.
- Make Chicken and Rice Bowls – Serve hot chicken pieces with your favorite rice drizzled with some of the yummy pan juices.
How To Cook Chicken Breasts in a Dutch Oven –
We love our Dutch Oven because you can brown larger pieces of meat and then pop them in the oven to slowly finish cooking. With boneless chicken breasts, you don’t need to brown, just pop in the oven for about 25-40 minutes, depending on thickness of the breasts.
Easy way To Make Boneless Chicken Breasts - Easy and Delicious
- 2 lb. boneless chicken breasts, thick breasts
- 1 packet taco seasoning, use about 1/2 or 3/4
- 1 large lemon, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
- salt & pepper, to taste
Lay chicken on a plate or waxed paper. Rub with 1/2 of the olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and about 1/2 of the packet of taco seasoning. Let sit for about 25 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Drizzle the remaining olive oil on the bottom of your Dutch oven. Squeeze in a little bit of lemon, about 3 teaspoons.
Lay chicken pieces in the bottom of your Dutch oven in a single layer.
Cover and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Remove from oven and shred or cut into pieces. Add a little more taco seasoning and stir.
We use the thick chicken breasts for this recipe as they cook nicely in your dutch oven. Rub the chicken breasts with oil then lightly salt. Sprinkle with taco seasoning. Let rest for about 20 minutes before baking.
Drizzle olive oil on the bottom of the Dutch Oven and a small squeeze of the fresh lemon juice. Nestle chicken pieces on the bottom of the pot – they can touch but try not to overlap. This is where you can add more of the taco seasoning. Lay lemon slices on top of the chicken.
Add Potatoes –
Add some baby potatoes to the pan if you would like. Just coat about 1 lb. of baby potatoes, sliced in half, in a small amount of oil and lightly salt and pepper. Add to the Dutch Oven with the chicken.
Dutch Oven Cooking
Did you know a dutch oven can go from stovetop to oven making it a very versatile cooking pot! Every kitchen needs one and here is one of our favorite dutch ovens. You can braise your meats to perfection and then pop in the oven to finish cooking a tender and juicy piece of meat.
No need for more than one pot so less clean up.
Yum – there are so many dishes you can make with the juicy chicken. Or for a quick lunch, use in your meal prep containers.
Here is another creative way to cook boneless chicken to use in recipes. Or if you prefer, how to boil chicken breasts.
Try some of our other delicious chicken recipes –
Delicious Pineapple BBQ Chicken