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5 from 66 votes

Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast

Tender baked chicken breasts are so JUICY and full flavoured! Forget dry chicken with our simple and easy winning recipe. Deliciously seasoned before being baked in the oven until golden with mouthwatering crisp edges!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Karina

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed -- FOR KETO: use brown sugar substitute
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, (or thyme, parsley, rosemary)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, (use seasoned salt, Adobo or chicken salt for extra flavour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, (or 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper) -- optional for a kick of heat
  • 4 large chicken breasts (7oz | 200g each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

OPTIONAL:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F | 220°C (standard ovens) or 390°F | 200°C (fan forced or convection ovens).
  • Using a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound each chicken breast to 0.8-inch | 2cm at the thickest part. Make sure your fillets are all the same thickness to ensure even cooking.
  • Combine sugar, paprika, oregano, salt, powders, pepper and chili (if using).
  • Line a baking pan with parchment (or baking) paper. Transfer chicken to the pan and toss chicken in the seasoning. Drizzle with the oil and rub seasoning all over to evenly coat. 
  • Bake chicken in preheated oven for 16-18 minutes, or until internal temperature is 165°F (75°C) using a meat thermometer. It should be golden with crisp edges.*
  • Broil (grill) on high heat during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking until golden and crisp.
  • Remove pan from oven, transfer chicken to serving plates and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • OPTIONAL STEP: While chicken is in the oven, melt butter in a small skillet. Sauté garlic until fragrant (30 seconds), and remove pan from heat. Stir in parsley, then pour butter mixture into pan juices, stirring well to combine all of the flavours together.
  • To serve, drizzle pan juices over the chicken and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 403IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg