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Apr 24, 2009 06:10 PM

Roasting Chicken breasts

I'm curious if I were to roast several chicken breasts, some skin on and some skinless. Will the skinless ones get terribly dry?

Cooking time is 40 minutes.

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  1. I wouldn't roast them without the skin for just that reason. You can remove the skin before eating if it is unwanted.

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    1. I think the OP has some breasts that are both skin on and skinless. (Not meaning to get personal and all...) If that's the case, cover the skinless ones with a little butter and aluminum foil and leave the skin-on ones naked. As long as they come up to 160 degrees or so, they should be fine to roast together. adam

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      1. re: adamshoe

        Or lay strips of bacon over the naked ones. That will add flavor to your pan juices, too.

      2. I roasted some the other night that were skinless and they were dry. (425F for 30min) I recommend skin on, I love the bone in skin on ones!

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        1. re: Bryn

          Uhhh. Way too much. Maybe 20 minutes at 375.

          1. re: Sam Fujisaka

            I just threw them in with the potatoes. It was exam time I was impressed I was even cooking something that didn't have the initials K.D. But they were pretty thick. But the recipe the OP has suggests 450F for 40min for the bone in skin in so I was comparing to my experience.

        2. For 40 minute cooking time, put the skin-on breasts in 10 minutes before the skin-off breasts. Brush the skin off breasts with a light coating of vegetable oil or olive oil before placing in oven. Sprinkle all with salt and pepper prior to cooking. Check all at 30 minutes for doneness. Continue cooking if not done, remove and cover loosely with foil if done until ready to serve.

          1. Cover the skinless chicken breasts with some vegetables -- e.g., celery, carrots, onions, etc.