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Baked Chicken breast on a white plate with rice and broccoli

Baked Chicken Breasts

These Baked Chicken Breasts are the easiest recipe ever! They are perfectly seasoned with a few spices and oven baked to perfection.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 216kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Fill a bowl with warm water and add  2-3 tablespoons of salt.
  • Place chicken in the brine and let sit for at least 15 minutes. (you can also cover and refrigerate for up to 4-5 hours)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • Place chicken in a baking dish.
  • Pour oil over top and turn to coat well.
  • Sprinkle seasoning all over the top.
  • Bake for 23-27 minutes (depending on the thickness of the chicken) until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.  Use a meat thermometer for accuracy.
  • Once cooked, remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes.  ( you can loosely cover with aluminum foil if desired).
  • ENJOY!
  • Store in an air tight container for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.



Calories: 216kcal | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 369mg | Potassium: 567mg | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg