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Oven baked chicken breasts in a casserole pan.
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Best Baked Chicken Breast

Perfectly baked chicken breasts that are juicy, tender, easy, and oh so flavorful! All you need is a drizzle of olive oil, a special seasoning mix, and a few insider tips for these super tasty, no-fail chicken breasts.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, baked chicken breasts, baked chicken recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or oregano, parsley or other herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425F/220C. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper until combined.
  • Lightly coat the chicken breasts in olive oil, and then generously rub the spice mix on both sides of the chicken.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish and cook for 20-25 minutes, depending on size (see chart above). Let the chicken rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute within the meat, then serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg