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Sliced Baked Chicken Breast on a foil lined baking sheet.
The Very Best Oven Baked Chicken Breast Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Easy to make, packed with flavor, tender, moist and juicy....this is the BEST Oven Baked Chicken Breast recipe you'll ever find. Simple to make, no messy brine.

Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, BAked Chicken Breast, baked chicken recipes, oven baked chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 222 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup butter
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper.

  2. Place the chicken breasts in a large zip top bag and pour the seasoning over the chicken. Shake the chicken to coat.

  3. Transfer the chicken to the refrigerator (still in the bag) and marinade for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 425˚ Fahrenheit.

  5. Remove the chicken from the bag and arrange on a baking sheet lined with foil. Place 1 tablespoon butter on top of each chicken breast.

  6. Bake the chicken in the oven for 20-30 minutes (or according to the chart  above) until an instant read thermometer shows 165˚ F.

  7. Remove the chicken from the oven and cover with foil. Rest the baked chicken breasts for 10 minutes.

  8. Serve immediately or cool to room temperature, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 36 hours.

Recipe Notes

Chicken can be rubbed with the spice blend and stored in an airtight container refrigerated for up to 24 hours.
You can also FREEZE your chicken for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Oven Baked Chicken Breast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 436mg19%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 3745IU75%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.