Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts

If you are tired of dry baked chicken breasts, you are in the right post.

For this reason, I share with you the tricks to make baked chicken breasts, super juicy and full of flavor.

Baked chicken is one of those easy meals to enjoy for lunch or dinner with a variety of sides. It is a dish that is made quickly and everyone likes it! It’s a favorite at my house, so I make sure my baked chicken breasts always turn out nice and juicy.

Plate with Baked Chicken breasts with salad

Easy Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe

Chicken breasts are tasty, healthy, and meaty, which is why, for many, they are their favorite part of chicken. One of the usual queries when cooking them is how to make them come out juicy. Don’t worry: these tips will turn out spectacular!

In order for the baked chicken breast to be juicy and tender, the secret is to season it well, put the oven at the correct temperature and respect the cooking time.

With those condiments that you surely have in the pantry, you give it flavor. Then, you just have to choose the right temperature and control the time. That sounds easy!

on the left, raw and seasoned chicken breasts on a platter.  On the right, cooked chicken breasts on a tray.

Ingredients to prepare easy baked chicken breasts

The chicken breasts are the star of this recipe and with a few seasonings you can make them taste spectacular.

The ingredients you need are these:

  • chicken breasts: use skinless, boneless breasts to save prep time.
  • olive oil: Adds moisture and healthy fats to chicken, while helping to bind seasonings.
  • garlic powder: adds a delicious flavor that goes very well with the rest of the seasonings.
  • peppers: you can use sweet or smoked paprika.
  • Italian dressing: to spread generously on top of the chicken or oregano and dry parsley.
  • salt and pepper: more flavour!

How to make Juicy Baked Chicken Breast

Making these chicken breasts is as easy as seasoning and baking. Once you make this recipe the first time, the next time will be a doddle! And get ready for the compliments—everyone will think these baked briskets took a lot of work. They look like a restaurant, but they are super simple!

Follow the step by step to make baked chicken breasts and you will see how juicy they are:

  1. Pre-heat the oven
    Preheat oven to 200C / 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pair the brisket
    If one side of the breast is significantly thicker than the other, place it on a tabla and flatten the thick part, so that the height of the breast is even.
  3. Combine the seasonings
    In a bowl, mix the olive oil with the seasonings to form a paste.
  4. Place the chicken on the tray
    Place the breasts on the baking tray. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the chicken.
  5. bake
    Bake for 20 to 24 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 74C / 165F. Cooking time can vary depending on the thickness of the breasts, so I recommend cooking the chicken based on temperature.
  6. Sirve
    Remove the tray from the oven and serve.
plate with Chicken Breast and green salad with blackberries

At what temperature is baked chicken breast cooked?

Boneless skinless chicken breast is baked at 200C/400F. At this temperature, the chicken bakes quickly and evenly, without drying out or toughness.

I also recommend using a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the chicken. To consider chicken cooked and safe to eat, it must reach an internal temperature of 74C / 165F.

How long do you cook boneless chicken breast?

With the oven at 200C / 400F, the cooking time for boneless chicken breast is between 20 and 24 minutes.

I recommend starting to check the internal temperature of the chicken at about 22 minutes to make sure the meat is juicy and the breasts aren’t overcooked. When it reaches 74C / 165F, the chicken is done.

What to do to make the chicken breast juicy?

To keep boneless, skinless chicken breast juicy and not dry, it’s just as important to season the meat, adhere to the cooking time, and bake at the correct temperature.

There are some simple tips that will help you to make the baked chicken breast very juicy.

First and foremost, be sure to use some type of oil, even a little, to season the breasts. I love using olive oil, but avocado oil works just as well.

Also, remember to cook the chicken at the correct temperature, for the indicated time. Baking chicken breasts too long is the #1 reason why they stay dry.

Using chicken breasts that are too thick can also cause them to cook unevenly and dry out. That’s why I use skinless, boneless breasts: they have a more even thickness, cook easier, and stay juicy.

Baked Chicken Breasts: Cooking Time and Temperature Chart

Size oven temperature Cooking time
small / 110-170 grams 175C / 350F 22-30 min
medium / 225 grams 190C / 375F 25-30 min
medium / 225 grams 200C / 400F 20 min aprox.

If there are those in your house who prefer chicken quarters, be sure to read how to make super tasty baked chicken quarters. Everyone happy!

With what to accompany the baked chicken

Chicken is a super versatile protein, so you can enjoy it with your favorite side dishes. Here are some delicious side dishes:

Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts

Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts

Juicy and delicious baked chicken breasts? Of course. With this easy recipe, they turn out great!

Prep 10 mins

Cooking 24 mins

Total Time 34 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ tablespoons (45ml) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoonful garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoonful paprika sweet or smoked
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning (oregano and dried parsley)
  • ½ teaspoonful of hall

Step by Step Elaboration

  • Preheat oven to 200C / 400F. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper.

  • If one side of the breasts is significantly thicker than the other, place them on a board and flatten the thick part so they cook evenly.

  • In a bowl, combine the olive oil and seasonings to form a paste.

  • Place the breasts on the baking tray. Spread the seasoning mixture over the chicken.

  • Bake, for 20-24 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 74C / 165F. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the breast. I recommend you cook chicken guided by the internal temperature, using a meat thermometer.

  • Remove the chicken from the oven and serve.

Grades

Cooking time may vary depending on the size and thickness of the chicken breasts. Start by checking how cooked they are around 22 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 158kcalCarbohydrates: 1.5gProtein: 25.8gFat: 4.8gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 82.7mgSodium: 342.7mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.1g

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