A particularly easy hen recipe that’s a reader favorite alongside Honey Garlic Chicken, this epic Parmesan Crusted Chicken, and Crispy Garlic Chicken. You’re going to love it!
- 4 chicken breasts , 150 – 180g / 5 – 6 oz each (Note 1)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dried oregano or thyme, or another herb of choice
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
- Finely chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 425F/220C (standard) or 390F/200C (fan / convection).
Pound chicken to 1.5cm / 0.6″ at the thickest part – using a rolling pin, meat mallet or even your fist (key tip for even cooking + tender chicken).
Line tray with foil and baking paper. Place chicken upside down on tray. Drizzle chicken with about 1 tsp oil. Rub over with fingers. Sprinkle with Seasoning.
Flip chicken. Drizzle with 1 tsp oil, rub with fingers, sprinkle with Seasoning, covering as much of the surface area as you can.
Bake 18 minutes, or until the surface is golden per photos and video, or internal temperature is 165F/75C using a meat thermometer.
Remove from oven and immediately transfer chicken to serving plates.
Wait for 3 – 5 minutes before serving, garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired. Pictured with a side of Garlic Butter Rice with Kale.
This can also be made with thigh fillets (boneless, skinless). Follow the recipe but cook for 25 minutes for small/medium thighs and 30 minutes for larger ones.
2. Nutrition per serving, assuming 150g/5oz chicken breast.