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Baked Chicken Breasts

Baked Chicken Breasts

Baked Chicken Breasts in the oven are deliciously seasoned and perfectly juicy. This homemade recipe is super easy to follow and requires simply a mixture of herbs, olive oil or butter, and chicken breasts.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Chicken Breasts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Brine 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 210 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Brine:

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • water

Chicken & Seasoning:

  • 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless, about 3-4 pounds
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika regular or smoked
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes optional

Garnish:

  • chopped parsley

Instructions

Brine:

  1. To brine chicken breasts, fill a large bowl with 1 quart of lukewarm water and 1/4 cup salt. Then, stir to combine until the salt is dissolved. Next, add the meat to the brine mixture and let it sit for 30 minutes.

  2. Also, you could cover the bowl and refrigerate for up to 6 hours. When ready to cook, remove them from the brine, and rinse under cold water. Lastly, pat them dry with some paper towels.

Chicken and Seasoning:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease of a 9x13 inch baking dish with a few tablespoons of olive oil.

  2. In a small bowl mix: salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, dried basil, dried parsley and pepper flakes.

  3. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil or melted butter and seasoning on both sides. Rub well so it absorbs properly.

  4. Add chicken to the prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.

  5. Before slicing, let rest for 5-10 minutes for optimal tenderness.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 385mg17%
Potassium 557mg16%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.