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Baked Chicken Breast

by Olena

How to bake chicken breast in the oven that is juicy, easy and healthy. This baked chicken breast recipe will become your go-to.

It’s no secret chicken is America’s most popular meat and chicken breast is the most sold cut of chicken. There is “a rumour in town” that chicken breasts are dry. And that’s true, partially. So I will show you how to bake chicken breast in the oven that is juicy, easy and healthy. This baked chicken breast recipe will become your go-to.

How Long to Bake Chicken Breast in the Oven

Bake at 450 degrees F for 25 minutes (thinner) to 35 minutes (2″ and thicker) or until 150 degrees F internal temperature. And let baked chicken rest covered at the end. Do not skip.

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How to bake chicken breast in the oven that is juicy, easy and healthy. This baked chicken breast recipe will become your go-to.

How to Season Chicken Breast for Baking

This oven baked chicken needs only a few simple dried herbs, spices, salt and olive oil. The secret to juicy chicken breast is to bake it quickly at high temperatures.

What to Make with Chicken Breast

How to Bake Chicken Breast

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a medium baking dish, place chicken breast, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. How to bake chicken breast in the oven that is juicy, easy and healthy. This baked chicken breast recipe will become your go-to.
  2. Using tongs or hands, move chicken breast around to coat on all sides evenly. I place bottom of one breast on top of a seasoned one and then swoosh around. How to bake chicken breast in the oven that is juicy, easy and healthy. This baked chicken breast recipe will become your go-to.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes (thinner) to 35 minutes (2 inches + in the thickest part) or until 150 degrees F internal temperature.
  4. Remove from the oven, cover with foil or lid, and let rest for 10 minutes.How to bake chicken breast in the oven that is juicy, easy and healthy. This baked chicken breast recipe will become your go-to.
  5. Slice juicy baked chicken breast against the grain and serve along any side with a salad. Meal prep for the week, use in salads and casseroles.How to bake chicken breast in the oven that is juicy, easy and healthy. This baked chicken breast recipe will become your go-to.
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Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

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How to bake chicken breast in the oven that is juicy, easy and healthy. This baked chicken breast recipe will become your go-to.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  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!).
  4. 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.

Notes

I used 3 huge organic breasts.

You can use regular paprika, however the best chicken is with smoked one. Just buy it.:)

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.