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Oven Baked Chicken Breast

Olena Osipov
5 from 168 votes

Baked Chicken Breast is easy, juicy and ready with 5 minutes of prep. This simple chicken breast recipe will become your go-to!

You will be surprised that juicy chicken breast is baked uncovered. 🙂

Sliced baked chicken breast in a baking dish

Best Ever Baked Chicken Breast

Baked chicken breast. It’s no secret chicken is America’s most popular meat and chicken breast is the most sold cut of chicken. There is “a rumor in town” that chicken breasts are dry. And it is sort of true.

So, I will show you the best way how to bake healthy, juicy and flavorful chicken breast in the oven. With simple spices and no marinating.

baked chicken breast

Ingredients for Baked Chicken Breast

I’m from Ukraine where 30 traditional dishes are made with same 15 ingredients. I’m a strong believer in simple cooking. 🙂

  • Smoked paprika: There is a big difference between regular and smoked paprika – the smoky flavor. You can use regular paprika but the breast wouldn’t be the same. Find smoked paprika in a supermarket near you, stock up and use up.
  • Dried oregano, basil, rosemary or Italian seasoning: You can use either. I used oregano.
  • Garlic powder, salt and pepper: Also you can use grated clove of fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. If you love garlic like me and have time.
  • Olive or avocado oil: It helps to lock in juices and seasoning stick.

sliced oven baked chicken breast on the cutting board

How to Bake Chicken Breast

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F: Baking chicken breast at 350 or even 400 will steam it rather than bake. And produce dry meat.
  • Season chicken breast: Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with spices and toss around right in baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered: Under 2 inches thick for 25 minutes, over 2 inches thick – 35 minutes. Covering chicken breast during baking will result in “boiled” like chicken.

baked chicken breast recipe

  • When is chicken ready? When instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 150 degrees F. Do not over bake.
  • Let it rest covered for 10 mins: This is when meat will reach internal temperature of 165 degrees F and become juicy.
  • Slice against the grain: After resting, slice against the grain. Not lengthwise but crosswise. The way that makes short slices. Watch video below for help.

How to bake chicken breast in the oven

More Tips and Info

  • Frozen chicken breast: Follow instructions above and add extra 10 minutes to baking time. It is a loose recommendation and depending on thickness, make sure to check with meat thermometer for 150 degrees F internal temperature.
  • Nutritional info: I used 2 lbs or 3 large chicken breasts. There are 8 servings. 1 serving is 1/2 cup and it contains 151 calories. Please note nutritional information is estimated to serve as a guideline only.

Serving Suggestions

  • Whole grain side: Our default is quinoa or brown rice.
  • Salad side: Cucumber and tomato salad depending what’s in the fridge. We are Ukrainian-Russian household, for sure. 🙂
  • Low carb: If you are watching carbs, I highly recommend to try my cauliflower mashed potatoes that taste so real.
  • Summertime grilling: Or if it’s warm enough to fire up the BBQ, try these mind blowing grilled vegetables.

how long to bake chicken breast

How to Store, Freeze and Reheat Chicken Breast

Storing: Refrigerate baked chicken breast for up to 5 days in an airtight container. To keep chicken moist, slice right before serving.

Freezing: Freeze cooked chicken for up to 3 months, again in an airtight container. I think it is best to cut, slice or shred your chicken before freezing it. It will thaw faster and you can add it to your meal right away. Frozen and thawed chicken is great to be added to casseroles.

Reheating: Breast will dry out if reheated in the oven. Instead place it in a small pot or skillet that has tight fitting lid and simmer covered on low with a splash of water or broth, until heated through. Basically, steam it.

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Baked Chicken Breast {Extra Juicy!}

Baked Chicken Breast is easy, juicy and ready with 5 minutes of prep. This simple chicken breast recipe will become your go-to!
4.99 from 168 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


  • 2 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • In a medium baking dish, place chicken, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Using tongs or hands, move chicken around to coat on all sides evenly (I place bottom of breast on top of seasoned one and then swoosh around).
  • Bake for 25 minutes (thinner) to 35 minutes (2"+) or until 150 degrees F internal temperature. Remove from the oven, cover with foil or lid, and let rest for 10 minutes for the juices to settle 
    (don't skip!)
  • Slice against the grain and serve along any side with a salad. Meal prep for the week, use in salads and casseroles.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

    Freeze: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.



      I used 3 huge organic breasts.
      You can use regular paprika, however the best chicken is with smoked one. Just buy it.:)


      Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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      Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

      My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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      Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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      Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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      1. 5 stars
        I have never liked chicken breast because it’s so dry BUT this recipe is awesome! Easy, moist, tasty when hot and cold – thank you for sharing:)

      2. 5 stars
        AMAZING! Flavourful, juicy and tender. I used frozen chicken breasts. Definitely a keeper! First time using smoked paprika and I am very pleased. What a delicious flavour!

      3. 5 stars
        Just baked for dinner. Wonderful and juicy. Best if recipe is followed as written. The use of SMOKED paprika is recommended. Definitely will use this recipe again! Thanks.

      4. 5 stars
        Made this delicious chicken breast for dinner tonight. Served it with steamed broccoli and basmati rice. Was new to smoked paprika spice. It really makes all the difference! I’m grateful for your foolproof recipes that are easy to follow and turn out as described. Thanks a lot! More often than not our “What’s for dinner?” question will now be solved by you. 😉

      5. 5 stars
        I’ve been searching for some time for a great boneless chicken recipe and this fits the bill. It smells delicious while baking which is another plus. Thank you

      6. 5 stars
        This is the BEST way to cook chicken breasts! We used the smoked paprika/ oregano seasoning and baked at 450 degrees per the recipe. The chicken was sliced and used on top of a salad. It was moist and the seasoning was perfect. I will definitely be using this recipe again.

      7. 5 stars
        This is an amazing method! I just used salt and pepper, then when it was finished I sliced and added to rice and steamed veggies and drizzled homemade sesame sauce on top for a healthier version of sesame chicken. Was soooo good!

        1. 5 stars
          I’m making this delicious recipe for the second time. After a heart attack this summer, I’ve had to learn a lot about healthy cooking. I was so grateful to find a recipe that didn’t make chicken breast taste like sawdust. Tanks so much for sharing!

      8. I am excited to try this tonight. I want to loose weight. I will be searching for more of your healthy recipes.

        God Bless.

      9. 5 stars
        Always skeptical with large b/s chicken breasts, as they have always been dry. I made 2 breasts weighing in at 1.23 lbs. Followed directions to a tee and these were the most tender, moist and juicy baked chicken breasts I have ever tasted. Thank you for the best recipe without a doubt.

      10. 5 stars
        This is now my go too recipe for delicious chicken. So easy to make. I coat both sides of the chicken with the spices and add frozen broccoli or cauliflower around the beasts and cook them all together. The veggies soak in the juices and give them flavor!

      11. 5 stars
        Best chicken I ever made – very juicy! My grown children said they wish I had known about this recipe while they were growing up and still eating at home. And it’s SO simple too.

      12. 5 stars
        I like that you like keeping cooking simple, easy and tasty. So helpful.
        Oh one thing would make it even easier….celcius temperatures for baking in Australia.

      13. 5 stars
        I made this recipe but modified the spices using cinnamon chipotle rub and natures seasoning. I wasn’t able to get it to come to temperature after removing from oven at 150° so I did place back in oven until it reached 165°. Juicy and tasty!

      14. 5 stars
        I randomly came across this recipe while trying to find something quick and easy to make. My fiancé and I have made this chicken dinner probably 7x in the past month – month and a half. It’s delicious, easy eTo deviate & customize your your liking, and OMG the juiciness…AMAZING! Don’t hesitate.. make it now!

      15. 5 stars
        Absolutely AMAZING! It turned out so good and the whole family loved it! Even the picky eater! It was juicy and full of great flavor! It was super easy to make and super fun to eat! Definitely making this again!

      16. I can’t wait to try this recipe the smoked paprika makes a big difference. I am just curious about cleaning of chicken breasts. Do you clean them with water or anything before you cook them ? I know there is a divide about what to do , old school cleaned them but do you? Thanks I gues I would like to know what others do as well .

      17. 5 stars
        This recipe is delicious. After trying this recipe, I will not cook my chicken breast any other way. Very tasty and super moist. Yum! I can’t wait to try your other recipes.

        1. Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed the recipe, Miriam. Please don’t be shy to leave me a comment with a star review once you make any recipe. Have a great weekend!

      18. 5 stars
        Delicous! I normally hate boneless, skinless chicken breast.

        Very, very good. I think next time I will try thyme.

      19. 5 stars
        Love this recipe. I am recently retired at 61. Prior to retirement, my husband always did most of the cooking, but now I am trying to cook more. I found your site and am enjoying your recipes. I never liked cooking meats before retirement, but I am making this chicken tonight for the 2nd time, because I know it will turn out great! Thanks!

      20. 5 stars
        Love your recipes!
        Haven’t tried everything yet but will definitely have them served throught the week!


      21. 5 stars
        omg would rate this 100 loved it awesome was awesome and has an awesome mount of calories thank you…

      22. 5 stars
        Good morning Oleni how are you and your family doing?
        Thank you for sharing all of your delicious, healthy meals. I can cook poultry and meat dishes for my son-in-law and my grandson. My daughter and I only eat fish. Would you have any fish recipes you can share with me and also vegetable recipes. I do not know where you got my email address from but I do not care because of my passion for cooking I am very grateful to you for sharing your fabulous recipes.
        I am overweight perhaps I can lose weight by using your cooking methods.
        Thank you, looking forward to receiving more recipes in the future.
        You and your family stay safe and continue to stay healthy.

        1. Hi Ilona! Glad you are enjoying my site. I do have many salmon and vegetable recipes. Just look up under the search bar! Let me know if you have any more questions!

      23. I loaded my pan up with four chicken breasts and loads of vegetables. will the vegetables cook without putting at least foil or something over the top. So use to putting a lid over so the carrots and potatoes gets softened.

      24. 5 stars
        I made this chicken yesterday and my whole family loved it!! Even my picky 3 year old couldn’t get enough! It was so juicy and delicious!! Thank you for the recipe!

      25. Do you know any good food for someone who lives alone and needs to cook single servings…tired of left overs or eating the same thing all week.Any ideas? Thank you!

      26. 5 stars
        Greetings Olena, I am also from Ukraine. I stumbled upon your recipie the other day and I love it.

      27. 5 stars
        The best healthy, fast, simple way to bake chicken breasts! I used this a month ago but then didn’t
        recall where the recipe was from. Have been searching and being disappointed to not have
        written down. I am 65 and have made chicken breasts usually in the broiler, or if the weather
        allow, outside in a smoker using mesquite or hickory wood pieces added to charcoal. I will
        not use light fluid but instead use one of those chimney starters and the flavor is amazing.
        However when unable to cook outdoors, the baked chicken recipe you shared is wonderful.
        I love that you stress healthy and simple!!!! Thank you so much

            1. 4 stars
              For some reason my chicken took an extra 10 minutes to reach 150. Then it didn’t reach 165 after covering so I had to throw it back in for a couple more minutes.

      28. 5 stars
        The best baked chicken breast recipe.
        No fail, always tender and delish!
        Way to nail this Olena!

      29. 5 stars
        This is my go-to easy, healthy and absolutely delicious chicken recipe. I love that I can cook frozen chicken breast using this recipe and they come out perfectly. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

      30. 5 stars
        Thank you, Ms. Osipov, for this helpful recipe. I tend to end up with dry chicken when I cook it in the oven, which is a direct result of frequently cooking “off the cuff” as opposed to following recipes every time. I like simple food as well: it’s for this reason that I would rarely go out to eat for dinner. Perfectly good pieces of meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables often get over-seasoned or over-salted in restaurants at $25+ per plate. I’d rather pay for a good cut and cook it at home!

        1. 35 minutes for all chicken breasts that you have in the dish, 1 or 5 – doesn’t matter. 2″+ is for that thick and thicker breast itself.

      31. I click on your site to find out what temperature to pre heat oven.
        Don’t see it. How long to bake – don’t see it.
        You’re telling me to bake until the temp is such and such.
        How the heck do I know what the internal temp is.
        I want temp to pre heat and HOW LONG to bake chicken breasts.
        You don’t provide the kind of information most people need to
        bake chicken, and you didn’t. I won’t be back.

        1. Emma, perhaps you didn’t scroll down to the actual recipe card. Here are my recipe instructions (directly from the website) that clearly outline both what to preheat the oven at and how long to bake the chicken.

          1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
          2. In a medium baking dish, place chicken, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. Using tongs or hands, move chicken around to coat on all sides evenly (I place bottom of breast on top of seasoned one and then swoosh around).
          3. Bake for 25 minutes (thinner) to 35 minutes (2″+) or until 150 degrees F internal temperature. Remove from the oven, cover with foil or lid, and let rest for 10 minutes for the juicies to settle (don’t skip!).

      32. 5 stars
        I don’t cook! Looked up healthy chicken breast recipe and this was the first one I looked at an tried. AMAZING!!! I had never cooked chicken before in my life!! Seriously so easy an sooo GOOD!

      33. 5 stars
        I would give this recipe 100 stars if I could! My 10 year old daughter just made it, pretty much by herself and it’s amazing! Husband was speechless how good it tasted. Thank you 🙂

      34. 5 stars
        I couldn’t believe you could cook chicken at 450 degrees and have it turn out moist, but this recipe is great! It comes out so moist and good!

      35. 5 stars
        I loved this combo of spices for baked chicken. The info provided me with a no-fail chicken breast. I’ve made the chicken twice in a two week time. Once the chicken breasts stood on its own, the second time as a shredded version in chicken tamales. The family loved it and clearly I will be using it over and over! Thanks!

      36. 5 stars
        Juicy! Tasted great. ,,, and easy!

        A question … approximately how much black pepper do you use? I’m a new cook, and am never sure if have it right. Thanks

        1. Honestly I just start grinding over chicken and eye ball. I use a grinder and can’t measure. Think how much pepper you would like over your food you know when a server at a restaurant offers it to you, start with that and adjust. You will get a hang of it soon.

      37. 5 stars
        Moist. Tender. Flavorful. Delicious. OMG. I never rate a recipe. Never. Ever. This was amazing and oh so simple! From past epic fails, I vowed to never bake boneless skinless chicken breasts again. I have allocated skin/boneless breasts to chicken salads. BUT since I happen to have ALL the ingredients on hand, I decided it was a “sign” and braved baking chicken breasts again. This is DEFINITELY A KEEPER !!! Thank you!

          1. 5 stars
            I might have missed it but what’s the calorie content of this chicken? It’s delicious, by the way, the spices are perfect, this is my meal prep chicken recipe from now on

      38. 5 stars
        Love Love Love this recipe! I make it at least once a week. We have as main course, as is, the first night. Then I freeze some and make the rest in quesadillas on 2nd night! Thank you!

      39. 5 stars
        Hello, from Thailand! Looking forward to making this healthy meal for my boyfriend and I tomorrow for dinner along with a cucumber salad. Thank you!

      40. 5 stars
        Was as delicious as it was described. I am not a meat eater, but cook for others & this was well received!!

      41. 5 stars
        Sounds so good I’m definitely going to try this I’m trying to loose weight and I’m a very picky eater

      42. 5 stars
        Hello from Australia! I made this for lunch today for friends and it was absolutely delicious. I had been going to use ordinary paprik,a but your note to get the smoked paprika “just buy it!” persuaded me to get some last minute – I was very glad I did as the taste was worth it. As someone else said in the comments, I too would normally never have cooked it at such a high temperature and uncovered, but I will definitely cook chicken breast like this again 🙂

        1. Hi Roni! Thank you for the positive feedback. I love hearing that my chicken breast recipe is being cooked all the way in Australia! So glad that you went with the smoked paprika!

      43. 5 stars
        Thank you! I’ve been cooking for decades and needed a refreshing idea for simple baked chicken. This recipe and your technique tips were outstanding! I’ll be making this part of my go-to dinner rotation.

      44. 5 stars
        WOW….we just had the most delicious dinner. I followed your ‘Baked Chicken Breast’ recipe exactly…. and it could have won a prize for being moist, awesome presentation, and very flavourful!

        I prepared a salad and steamed some baby carrots and my husband followed your recipe for baked potatoes in the Instant Pot. Another great recipe. It was a Sunday Dinner on a Thursday.

        Thank you Olena. I’m in my 70’s and done alot of cooking over the years, and I would never have cooked chicken breasts without a cover and at 450 degrees. For sure I’d have had a cover and had the oven at 325 degrees. It goes to show that with a little help one can learn at any age.

      45. 5 stars
        Delicious! Used Bell & Evans bone-in breasts cooked to 150 degrees & 1t minced garlic per breast with generous amounts of the seasonings. As a side, cut thick slices of green & yellow squash, tossed with EVOO & same seasonings plus caraway seeds. Covered those, cooked in oven alongside chicken dish. After chicken rested, tossed veggies in chicken drippings & served together. Quick, healthy, & scrumptious.

      46. 4 stars
        Was a nice change from plain baked chicken. My husband’s tastebuds are still off-kilter with seasonings, from the chemo and radiation prior to his stem cell transplant. A bit too much garlic for him, but he was able to eat it. I’m glad I Googled and chose your recipe to try. Thanks for posting it!

      47. 5 stars
        Hi Olena, l watched your video on baked chicken. It looks so yummy. I went out to my grocery store and looked for smoked paprika … hubbie said get paprika. I continued to look a d finally found it. Yeah! Making this chicken breast tonight. So very grateful. ~Joyce

      48. 5 stars
        Made this chicken recipe and will definitely make again. It was quick and easy and the chicken was tender and juicy. This recipe is a keeper.

      49. 5 stars
        Unbelievably moist and delicious. I have made this recipe several times, shared it with others, and it never fails to come out perfectly!

      50. 5 stars
        This is by far the best chicken recipe I’ve ever tried. I’ve made it every Sunday for the past two weeks as part of my meal prep for the week. The only thing I do differently is add a package of Italian salad dressing mix for additional flavor. Very impressed! Thank you!

      51. 5 stars
        I made this tonight for my family and the missionaries. This is the absolute best chicken I have ever made! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! It’s simply amazing.

      52. 5 stars
        I will ALWAYS make chicken this way now, and will try many different combos of seasoning. The biggest take away from this recipe is the well made point of covering with aluminum foil and resting for 10 to even 15 minutes…sooooo moist and juicy!!!! The leftovers will be fantastic for my go to lunch salads. I ended up goofing and somehow used double the amount of spice needed
        (thinking I had twice as much chicken, but did have about 2 lbs! ) – so to fix the too much seasoning, I gave each piece a good rub and rinse under fairly warm water. Perfect save for my error. Steamed fresh carrots with buttered rice. Fabulous!!!

      53. 5 stars
        I’ve made this recipe several times and absolutely love it! The chicken always comes out moist and tender, and is perfect eaten alone or added to other recipes.

      54. 5 stars
        This receipe is on point. I used Garlic Paste instead and Parsley Flakes instead of the Oregano and it was Beautiful. Only if i could upload a picture. Mmmmmm yummy. Thanks mama Olena.

        1. This baked chicken recipe is very versatile. You mean seasonings? It is just a well seasoned chicken like a rotisserie, for example, that goes with anything. 😉

      55. 5 stars
        i was looking for a way to bake chicken breasts without a lot of calories. I tried your recipe. It was delicious! So juicy. We loved it! I will certainly make it again.

      56. 5 stars
        All of these recipes sound wonderful. I cook dinner for two families each of 2 older adults.
        I am going to try the Baked Chicken Breast as it sounds so hood.
        Looking forward to the emails too

      57. 5 stars
        I made this last night – my very fussy 8 year old LOVED it. I was stunned!! It was delicious and I’ll definitely be making it again!

        1. That’s awesome! Why not? Real food is delicious. Many times all it takes is just to offer and one to try. 🙂 My kids friends come and eat and love most of our food although they never tried it before.

          1. 5 stars
            Baking chicken has always been my least favorite way to prepare it because it comes out so dry. Your advice of higher temp (I always cooked @ 350) for shorter time and letting it rest produced the juiciest chicken I’ve ever made! My dad said “wow!” and my kids cleared their plates. Thank you for my new menu staple!

      58. 5 stars
        This was deliciousssss!!! This was my first time baking chicken breast and no one got salmonella! But all jokes aside best recipe for a healthy lifestyle 🙂 thank you so much for sharing this

      59. 5 stars
        Thank you so so much for this great recipe, Olena! It tastes so good, it changed the way I see chicken breast (I used to relate it to boring and dry diet recipes). I added some onions to the baking dish – they got all caramelized and tasted great with the chicken juices.

      60. 5 stars
        Perfect balance of seasoning and bake time producing tender, juicy chicken. Next batch I will try substituting Garam Masala — a favorite spice blend of my daughter.

      61. 5 stars
        My boyfriend absolutely despises chicken and I’m far from a fan of chicken breast. But we just started a diet together and decided we need to be more open minded. This is the first chicken breast recipe and to put it simple… this recipe is a keeper! We both have a newfound love for chicken! This recipe is simple and easy to put together and it’s beyond delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it!

      62. 5 stars
        Olena, in the Notes you said you used 3 huge breasts, but in actual recipe it’s 2. So does the amount of seasoning change for the 3 breasts? Thanks!

            1. 5 stars
              Wonderful way to prepare chicken! The coating adhered and the flavorful and juicy chicken was delicious! The directions were excellent- the tender chicken carved so easily. Loved it!

      63. 5 stars
        I’ve made this recipe three times with rice. The family loves it, the chicken has flavor and is not dry due to the seasons used. It a quick meal on busy week days.

      64. 5 stars
        I made juicy chicken and it was great. Gone in no time. I also made cucumber tomato salad to go with it. That also was excellent. Would go good with anything you put with it. Made toco shrimp. Could not stop eating it. The sauce was very creamy. Could not tell it was not full of fat.

      65. 5 stars
        This is my go-to baked chicken breast recipe when I don’t have time to thaw them. The chicken always turns out juicy and seasoned deliciously! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

      66. 5 stars
        Where has this blog been my whole life? I wish I could cook everything at once but that isn’t a sound idea. Me and my hubby have been trying to eat healthy. What brought me to your blog was your salad recipes and here I am 30 pages in and can’t stop except to comment. Thank you for your dedication and hard work! You have a new follower.

        1. Welcome, Sana! That is so good to hear!:) Please make a few a recipes at a time (not the whole blog at once haha) and I would love to read your feedback on each of them. Be healthy!

      67. 5 stars
        I only added more spices and the juice left with the cooked chicken was fantastic. Possibly it was the chicken breasts themselves but as tasty as they were, they were still tough. I used Springer Farms brand skinless & boneless breasts: no GMO, antibiotics etc. I hate hard to chew chicken. Can you make a recommendation? Love your site!

      68. 5 stars
        I have made this several times. My family love it. I am 79 years old and love learning new tricks from young women like you.
        Love your web site and have tried many of your recipes. Thanks for teaching us old dogs new tricks.

        1. Awe, you are so welcome! So happy to hear you are enjoying my recipes! And thanks for your kind words. Please don’t be shy to leave me a comment with a star review once you make any recipe. Have a great week!

      69. 5 stars
        I like your office you seem like a person that will go far in your life i bet it is beautiful there i live in arizona it is very hot here even in the winter sometimes is warmer then normal iam originally from california and ended out here with my 5 kids i lost my husband to brain tumors hes been gone about 18 years now i think of him everyday he loved my cooking though so much for that you seem like a very nice smart women i cant wait to try your recipes have a great day

      70. 5 stars
        Love this recipe! Chicken is tender and juicy every time. I cook it often in the mornings and my children take fresh chicken sandwiches to school instead of deli meat!!

      71. 5 stars
        I love love this simple and delicious baked chicken recipe. I love smoked paprika.
        And left over chicken is great cut up and put in a fresh green salad. I give it a five star rating. Thank you!

      72. 5 stars
        I’m making this tonight! I’ll let you all know how it turns out!
        But just curious… do you happens to know the nutrition facts on this recipe?

      73. 5 stars
        I forgot to ask, the juice that is left after cooking the chicken is soooo good, if I wanted more of it to pour on top, would I add more oil?? It was so delicious I wish I had more.

        1. So happy to hear, Cristina! I know, right?! I always pour some of that juice over my quinoa! I think if you add 1/2 cup water or broth to the bottom of the pan before cooking you will have more sauce. Bake uncovered. You don’t want to steam baked chicken breast in lots of liquid.

      74. 5 stars
        I made this today & wow, it was delicious and yet so simple to make. Super moist and tender. My chicken breasts were pretty thick so cooking at 30 minutes was actually good. Going to make this again and again… thank you for sharing!

      75. 4 stars
        Hi, if I use chicken thighs instead, so I use the same oven temperature, time and cover the chicken?

        1. I would say to thaw one whole baked chicken breast will take 2-3 hours on a counter or overnight in the fridge. I usually thaw on a counter. Chicken is already cooked. Just make sure when freezing breasts are not in one big blob – lay them flat. This way they will thaw fast.

      76. 5 stars
        Thank you for the recipe, my husband and I absolutely loved it. It was so easy to prep and I’ve never baked such a tender and juicy chicken before! It’s definitely my favorite healthy chicken dish. I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes very soon.

        1. Oh, yay! So glad you enjoyed my baked chicken breast. Yes, “simple” is definitely the keyword to survive as life seems to get busier and busier.:)

        1. Awesome!!! Any smoked paprika works. I prefer the one without silicone dioxide. Just fyi they put a bunch of preservatives in smoked paprika. Who would think, right?! I end up buying organic.

      77. 5 stars
        Thank you Olena,
        I’ve been looking for a quick healthy recipe that’s delicious and the kids love. Finally found it!

      78. 5 stars
        This baked chicken recipe is what I have been looking for for years! It is the most juicy, moist, flavorful baked chicken I’ve had. It tastes great reheated which makes it absolutely perfect for meal prepping! This is now a staple in our home. Can’t go wrong with this super easy recipe.

      79. 5 stars
        This was delish. I was skeptical but prepared and baked exactly like the recipe. Most tender and moist chicken we have had in a long time. The breasts were huge and I baked 40 minutes, let them rest for 10 minutes. Thanks, this one is a keeper.

      80. 5 stars
        Best, easiest and quickest way to make oven baked chicken. It’s not dried out at all and has a lot of flavour. I have made this recipe three times already, my now go to quick week night recipe. Thank you

      81. 5 stars
        This chicken is so flavorful and juicy. My new go to recipe for baked chicken! My husband has refused to eat baked chicken for years, but he inhaled this dish. Thank you!

      82. 5 stars
        Excellent chicken! Great idea. Thanks again for the recipes and clean eating principles- my energy level and positivity has increased exponentially!!
        So glad l stumbled upon your website!!

        1. My pleasure! Eating whole foods makes a huge difference how you feel. I think I would be hybernating if I ate processed white carbs like majority of NA.

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