- Step 1: Prep the chicken. To start, brine your chicken in a mixture of water and a few tablespoons of salt for about 20-30 minutes.
- Step 2: Season the chicken. When your chicken is done brining, drain the brine and blot the chicken breasts completely dry with a paper towel.
- Step 3: Bake.
- Step 4: Rest.
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