Oven Baked Chicken Breast

Oven Baked Chicken Breast


Oven Baked Chicken Breast

This is the most popular of all chicken breast recipes that I’ve ever published. It’s a JUICY Oven Baked Chicken Breast sprinkled with a magic simple seasoning then baked until caramelized. It’s simple, fast, and incredibly tasty!

  • Mains
  • 4 chicken breasts (150 – 180g / 5 – 6 oz each (Note 1))
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano or thyme  (or other herb of choice)
  • 1/4 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp each salt and pepper


  • Finely chopped parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C (200°C fan).

  2. 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).

  3. Mix Seasoning.

  4. Line tray with foil and baking / parchment paper. Place chicken upside down on tray. Drizzle chicken with about 1 tsp oil. Rub over with fingers. Sprinkle with Seasoning

  5. Flip chicken. Drizzle with 1 tsp oil, rub with fingers, sprinkle with Seasoning, covering as much of the surface area as you can.

  6. Bake 18 minutes, or until surface is golden per photos and video, or internal temperature is 165°F/75°C using a meat thermometer.

  7. Remove from oven and immediately transfer chicken to serving plates.

  8. Wait 3 – 5 minutes before serving, garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired. Pictured with a side of Garlic Butter Rice with Kale.

1. If your breast is quite large eg 250g / 8oz+ each, cut them in half horizontally to form 2 thin steaks and skip the pounding. Make sure they are no thicker than 1.5cm / 0.6″ thick at the thickest point – if they are, pound using a fist.

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.


Serving: 158g  –  Calories: 286cal (14%)  –  Carbohydrates: 4g (1%)  –  Protein: 46g (92%)  –  Fat: 7g (11%)  –  Saturated Fat: 1g (6%)  –  Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g  –  Monounsaturated Fat: 1g  –  Cholesterol: 127mg (42%)  –  Sodium: 403mg (18%)  –  Potassium: 397mg (11%)  –  Sugar: 4g (4%)  –  Vitamin A: 325IU (7%)  –  Vitamin C: 1.7mg (2%)  –  Calcium: 11mg (1%)  –  Iron: 0.6mg (3%)

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