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Baked Chicken Breast (tender, juicy and delicious!)

This easy baked fowl breast recipe outcomes inside the juiciest, flavorful, most delicious hen breasts that you’ll make again and again.

Baked Chicken Breast (tender, juicy and delicious!)

Baked Chicken Breast (tender, juicy and delicious!)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Tablespoons avocado oil (you can sub olive, canola, or your favorite oil)
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • pat of butter on each chicken breast (optional but highly recommended – I used 1.5 Tablespoons combined for all 4 chicken breasts)
  • lemon slices (optional but highly recommended)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees

  • Pour the oil into a baking dish, and place the chicken breasts on top.

  • Use your hands to rotate the breasts until they are each coated with oil.

  • Sprinkle the spice mixture on both sides, and use hands to evenly coat.

  • Optional, but highly recommended: add a small pat of butter on each breast, and add sliced lemon to the pan surrounding the chicken breasts.

  • Bake chicken uncovered for about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of the chicken. (Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165 with a meat thermometer.)

  • Allow the chicken breasts to rest for 5 minutes prior to serving.

  • Spoon some of the pan drippings over each breast just prior to serving.

Serve immediately. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

This recipe is written for regular-sized chicken breasts, not thin or split chicken breasts. This or split breasts would have significantly less cook time.

Lemon and butter were included in nutritional information.

I am using a basic pyrex 9×13. You want to use a dish big enough so that the chicken breasts are not all squished up next to each other.

For the batch pictured here, the chicken breasts were very large. They ranged in size from 9 to nearly 11 ounces! So mine took the whole 25 minutes. If you are using smaller chicken breasts, cook them for a shorter time.

You can always use a meat thermometer to be sure. The official temperature for the inner portion should be at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. But, be aware that the internal temperature will rise a little during the resting phase. So if it is at 160 degrees, I’d suggest going ahead and taking it out of the oven.

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