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Freshly baked chicken Breasts
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PERFECT JUICY BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS

With just a few ingredients, you’ll have the most delicious baked chicken breast to serve for dinner.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes or cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp salt or add salt to taste
  • 11/2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Pat the chicken breast dry with a paper towel. Place a plastic wrap over the chicken breasts and pound with a rolling pin, mallet, or small heavy skillet.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the Chicken Seasoning Blend by combining the salt, black pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and dried rosemary in a small bowl; mix well and set aside.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a baking dish. Rub generously with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with the seasoning mix. Use as much as you like.
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for 22 to 25 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165F. Note: The thinner breasts will cook faster than thicker breasts, so it’s best to start checking for doneness at about 20-minute mark. Note: If you want a browned crispy top, set your oven to broil at about 4 minutes to the end of cook time and leave to broil on high temperature.
  • If you like a browned crispy top on your chicken breasts, set your oven to broil when it’s about 4 minutes to the end of cook time and broil on high till golden brown. If you don’t care about the brownness, you can skip this step.
  • Allow the chicken rest for about 5 to 10 minutes before serving.