Perfect Oven Baked Chicken Breast are incredibly juicy and flavored with the perfect amount of seasonings. Foolproof tip shared on how to bake the juiciest chicken breasts ever.

Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

I never used to enjoy baked chicken breast until I found the perfect way to bake them. Every time I used to have them, they always came out so dry! They weren’t good at all so; instead, I used to slice them in half (still do if they are large) and pan-fry them or grill them. Not anymore friend! Okay, well occasionally I will pan-fry or grill them if it’s too warm to turn on the oven.

This perfect oven baked chicken breast recipe is to die for! They are juicy on the inside with the perfect amount of seasoning and flavor. I also like to call them an all-purpose chicken breast because they go with just about everything. It’s a staple in my kitchen, and I hope they will be in yours as well.

What makes this baked chicken breast perfect?

Okay, I know you are dying to see how these chicken breasts are perfect! A couple of years ago I perfected my oven baked chicken breast recipe with my cajun chicken breasts (scroll down for the link, they are delicious!).

It’s nothing complicated at all. The concept to making juicy, perfect chicken breasts in your oven every single time is with a high temperature, little baking temperature, covering the chicken breasts in foil, and then allowing them to rest for 5-10 minutes. That’s it. I told you it was easy.

How long to bake chicken breasts?

  • Set your oven to 450 degrees F
  • Bake chicken breasts uncovered for 18 minutes
  • Cover chicken breasts with aluminum foil and bake for another 5 minutes
  • Allow chicken to rest under the foil for 5-10 minutes

The first time I made baked chicken breast for my mom, she was shocked and couldn’t believe they didn’t need to be baked longer. High temp + not a lot of baking time = perfect weeknight meal. Right?!

What to serve with baked chicken breast

I love having a small side salad with sliced cucumbers, diced tomatoes, and a little dressing with any meal. These Italian roasted vegetables are perfect when root veggies are in season. Instant pot mashed potatoes would be ultimate comfort food for me on the side. These lemon butter green beans are out-of-this-world delicious and would pair beautifully with an all-purpose seasoned chicken breast.

I could go on-and-on what to serve so take a peek at all of my side dishes to see if anything peaks your interest.

Perfect Oven Baked Chicken Breast

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Resting time
5 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Perfect Oven Baked Chicken Breast are incredibly juicy and flavored with the perfect amount of seasonings. Foolproof tip shared on how to bake the juiciest chicken breasts ever.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken breast, oven baked chicken breast
Servings4 people
Calories198 kcal
Ingredients
  • tsp garlic powder
  • tsp onion powder
  • tsp paprika*
  • tsp chili powder
  • tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. Mix together garlic powder, onion, paprika, chili powder, pepper, salt, crushed red pepper flakes, and parsley together in a small ramekin.

  3. Slice the large chicken breasts in half lengthwise to create 4 chicken breasts.

  4. Brush olive oil on both sides of chicken breasts. Rub the seasoning blend onto each side of the chicken breasts making sure all sides are coated well. Place seasoned chicken breasts in a baking dish.

  5. Place half of a tablespoon of butter on top of each chicken breast. Bake for 18 minutes. Remove baking dish from oven and place aluminum foil on top and bake for another 4-5 minutes.

  6. Remove chicken breasts from oven and allow them to rest for 5 minutes and serve.

Recipe Notes
  • You make use smoked paprika for more flavor.
Nutrition Facts
Perfect Oven Baked Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 198Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
Sodium 334mg14%
Total Carbohydrates 1.5g1%
Protein 22g44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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