Baked Chicken Breast

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  • The easiest and juiciest Baked Chicken Breast recipe.

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    After a fun weekend filled with indulgences, it’s time to get back on track and negate those extra glasses of wine, ice cream and Meltaway Muffins.

    I have a busy day of prep today as I plan to host friends and colleagues at #calmwatercottage for a retreat this week! So, I’m turning to one of my favorite easy weeknight meals – Baked Chicken Breast.

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    We make this easy Baked Chicken Breast all the time. Oven baked chicken is so good and juicy on its own and you can even prepare several for the week to enjoy in different ways, in just 3 minutes hands-on time!

    How to make the best Baked Chicken Breast:

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    No marinating required…

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    baked chicken breast


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    baked chicken breast recipe


    We enjoy Baked Chicken Breast with a bed of pasta, on tacos, in taco salad, with a side of vegetables, on salad and more! It’s the most versatile recipe and can be easily adapted with your favorite seasoning.

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    Did I mention it’s easy on the hips, too? Coming in at just 271 guilt-free calories it’s my go to, especially during swimsuit season.

    There are a couple secrets to make the best Baked Chicken Breast:

    • use olive oil to seal in the moisture
    • cover in your favorite seasoning {you can simply use garlic, onion, salt, pepper, red pepper or anything premixed like Old El Paso fajita seasoning}
    • allow to rest 10 minutes before slicing

    In the next few weeks, I’ll share some of my favorite recipes to use this easy baked chicken breast to mix up your weeknight dinners!

    How to Bake Chicken:

    Baked Chicken Breast

    The juiciest baked chicken breast in just a few minutes! Perfect for tacos, salads, as an entree or served on a bed of pasta. Learn how to bake chicken for an easy weeknight dinner.
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword chicken, easy dinner, how to
    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 23 minutes
    Servings 3
    Calories 271 kcal


    • 3 chicken breasts
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 Tbsp seasoning


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
    2. In a baking dish, brush both sides of chicken breast with olive oil and sprinkle on seasoning.
    3. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven.
    4. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes to continue to cook. Slice or dice.

    Recipe Notes

    use your favorite seasoning - for this recipe I used a 1/2 package Old El Paso fajita seasoning

    Nutrition Facts
    Baked Chicken Breast
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 271 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
    Protein 36g 72%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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