Baked chicken breast is one of those things that can become boring and bland if you’re not careful. However, it’s also easy to create something really delicious with just a couple additional ingredients to brighten up the flavor profile. It doesn’t hurt that our chicken is already especially tasty all by itself. I find that having a few recipes like this as weeknight dinner staples to fall back on keeps me from ordering takeout or eating snacks for dinner.
Your New Go-To Weeknight Recipe
The fresh thyme and lemon juice in this recipe are a classic, winning flavor combination. Although whatever oil you have on hand will work, we highly recommend using our bison tallow if you have some available. It adds incredible flavor, richness and juiciness to anything you cook with it. The quality of our chicken really makes even the most humble preparations shine. This simple recipe is a great one to fall back on, and couldn’t be easier to prepare. It’s also incredibly versatile. Serve it with simple sides like rice or sautéed vegetables, or chop it up and add it to a salad or your favorite pasta.
At Beck & Bulow, we get a lot of satisfaction from converting people away from eating factory farmed meat. It’s good for our planet, our emotional well-being, our health and our future. We believe eating meat is essential for humans to function at optimal health, but this can only be the case if it’s raised and processed the right way. When it comes to chicken, it’s necessary to use the highest discernment in sourcing. We’re proud to provide delicious chicken from a small-scale farm, locally raised in sunny Colorado.
All Natural, Vegetarian Fed Chicken
Our chicken comes from a small co-op of family farms. They’re humanely raised and cage free, with plentiful space to roam freely in cozy, well-ventilated barns with access to the outdoors. They enjoy unlimited access to water and nutritious vegetarian food supplemented with enzymes, essential oils and vitamins. The chickens frequently relax in their cozy beds made of wood shavings and rice hulls. They are a Cobb Hubbard hybrid breed, carefully selected for the great flavor and consistency of the meat as well as their docile temperament. The barn attendants are trained in chicken behavior and take care to make the environment as naturally supportive as possible.
Ethically Raised, The Way Nature Intended
These chickens are never administered any antibiotics of any kind. They are never exposed to chemicals like bleach and the packaging is completely free of any preservatives. This meat is naturally juicy and delicious, and is never injected with any type of filler or flavor enhancer. If you’re used to factory farmed chicken, you might think ours seem small in comparison. This is because they’re never given any amount of steroids or growth hormones. Their small size is just the way nature intended them to grow.
- 4 chicken breasts
- Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- ¼ cup melted bison tallow, ghee or avocado oil
- 2 lemons, juiced
- Fresh thyme to taste
- Thaw the chicken overnight in the refrigerator. Prior to cooking, let it sit out for 15-20 minutes on the counter to warm up to room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Season the chicken generously on all sides with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Grease a baking dish with some of the avocado oil, melted bison tallow or ghee. Place the chicken breasts in the dish and pour the lemon juice and remaining oil or tallow over the top. Add the fresh thyme on top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- When finished cooking, let the rest for ten minutes. Spoon the juices from the baking dish over the top. Garnish with more fresh thyme for serving if desired.
At Beck & Bulow, we’re passionate about providing the best meat available, delivered straight to your door. All of our meat is ethically sourced and raised the way nature intended. Each of our offerings is hand cut by local butchers with care and precision. Every order is hand packaged at our Santa Fe warehouse by our team. You will receive your meat in a reusable cooler packed with dry ice to maintain optimal freshness. Feel free to reach out, we’re always happy to answer questions and share cooking recommendations. We’re confident that you will love this meat as much as we do.