This easy juicy baked chicken breast recipe will become a requested chicken dinner.  It is not only simple to make with minimal ingredients, but also delivers maximum flavor. Believe me when I say, this is one meal the entire family will get behind! 

 

THE baked chicken breast recipe of your dreams!

It’s possibly one of the most amazing, delicious ways to eat a juicy piece of chicken breast and it gets cooked often in this house.  

 

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Juicy and Tender week-night Dinner!

Normally you may opt to make chicken breast curry, but my baked chicken breast recipe also delivers soft, juicy and tender breast for a delicious restaurant-quality dinner!  And did I mention that no Marination is needed here?  Yeah…that quick and simple.

 

What you will love the most about this baked chicken breast recipe is that you can prepare sides (like potatoes or broccoli) alongside it, especially when you need something quick to throw together.

 

Chicken breasts are an inexpensive cut of chicken that won’t kill your weekly food budget! Not only are they deliciously versatile, but also easy to make on either stove top or oven. Nothing beats tenderness you achieve with baked chicken breast.  Serve alongside your favourite accompaniment….like this delicious Vegetable Fried Rice.

 

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Chicken Breast Nutrition Facts

Chicken breast is an excellent source of low-fat protein. Protein helps your body to maintain muscle mass and also helps you to build muscle if you are participating in a strength program. Chicken breast is also a very good source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and niacin.

 

 

Chicken breast seasoning

You only need a handful of seasoning ingredients for this juicy chicken breast recipe:

  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt
  • Black pepper (freshly ground)
  • Chili flakes
  • Paprika (hot or sweet)
  • brown sugar
  • Mixed dried herbs (oregano, thyme)
  • Olive oil
  • fresh lemon juice

 

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All of these ingredients smothered all over your chicken breast make the perfect balanced flavor.

 

How to Bake Chicken Breast

  1. First of all, preheat oven to 400°F (about 200°C)
  2. In the meantime, using a rolling pin, hit lightly and flatten each chicken breast (wrapped in plastic wrap) to about 2 cm. Make sure the chicken breast have the same thickness to ensure even cooking.
  3. Combine all your spices (oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika powder, brown sugar, mixed herbs, black pepper, chilli flakes, salt) in a small bowl and mix well.
  4. Season the chicken making sure that all parts are covered.
  5. Finally, transfer the chicken to a baking pan, and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted to the centre of the chicken breast reads 165°F (about 75°C)

 

This is how I make the most incredible baked chicken breast that retain all of their natural juices!

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How long to bake chicken breast

Baking chicken breast in 400°F ( approx. 200°C) oven, uncovered, takes about 25 minutes.  If unsure, use a meat thermometer to confirm that the chicken is heated through to 165°F. (approx. 70°C).

 

How to store baked chicken breast

Chicken breast will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator if stored properly.

  • Store cooled chicken breast in an airtight container; seal and refrigerate.
  • To freeze, store cooled chicken breast in sealed airtight containers for up to 1 month.
  • However, don’t reheat leftover chicken breast more than once for best results; also make sure to heat it thoroughly when you do so.

 

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Baked Chicken Breast

An easy juicy baked chicken breast recipe will become a requested chicken dinner.  It is not only a recipe that is simple to make with minimal ingredients but also delivers maximum flavor. This is one meal the entire family will get behind! 


Course Main Course
Cuisine Global
Keyword baked chicken breast, chicken breast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Jayne Rain

Ingredients

  • 1000 g skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried herbs (rosemary, thyme)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In the meantime, using a rolling pin, flatten each chicken breast to about 2 cm. Make sure the chicken breast has the same thickness to ensure even cooking.
  • combine all your spices (oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika powder, sugar, mixed herbs, black pepper, chili flakes) in a small bowl and mix well.
  • Season the chicken making sure that all parts are covered.
  • Transfer the chicken to a baking pan lined with baking paper, and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted to the center of the chicken breast reads 165°F.

Notes

  • Baking chicken breast in 400°F oven, uncovered, takes about 25 minutes.  If unsure, use a meat thermometer to confirm that the chicken is heated through to 165°F.
  • Store cooled chicken breast in an airtight container; seal and refrigerate for upto 3 days.
  • To freeze, store cooled chicken breast in sealed airtight containers for up to 1 month.
  • However, don’t reheat leftover chicken breast more than one for best results; also make sure to heat it thoroughly when you do so.

 

 

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