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Easy Baked Chicken Breast

Katerina | Diethood
Fast, easy, and simple method for perfectly juicy, tender baked chicken breasts!
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Pat dry the chicken breasts with paper towels.
  • Transfer the chicken breasts to the baking dish and rub a bit of minced garlic over each chicken breast. Season chicken on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and Italian seasoning. Place a pat of butter over each chicken breast.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper over the chicken breasts. Tuck the edges so that the parchment paper is snug around the chicken.
  • Bake for 30 to 33 minutes or until the chicken's internal temperature registers at 165˚F.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer the chicken to a serving plate; let rest for 5 minutes before serving and cutting.



  • Chicken Breasts: This recipe uses boneless and skinless chicken breasts. If you want to use chicken thighs, please check out this recipe: Oven Baked Chicken Thighs.
  • Parchment Paper: This will help retain moisture, resulting in tender and juicy chicken. Aluminum foil can be used in place of parchment paper. 
  • Seasonings: Chicken can be flavored with various herbs and spices. My go-to's are almost always garlic powder, onion powder, some paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme, or dried rosemary. Feel free to get creative using your favorite seasonings.
  • Golden Brown Finish: To add a touch of golden crispiness, give the chicken breasts a quick broil to achieve that beautifully browned top.
  • Instant Read Meat Thermometer: Please use a meat thermometer to check the chicken for doneness. Chicken is cooked through when its internal temperature registers at 165˚F. Also, let the chicken rest for 5 minutes after you pull it out of the oven and before slicing and serving.


Serving: 1 chicken breast | Calories: 159 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Protein: 24 g | Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0.1 g | Cholesterol: 80 mg | Sodium: 154 mg | Potassium: 436 mg | Fiber: 0.3 g | Sugar: 0.05 g | Vitamin A: 130 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 17 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast in oven, chicken breasts recipe, chicken dinner ideas