Perfect Baked Chicken Breast

Perfect Baked Chicken Breast

Perfect baked chicken breast- this post shows exactly how to bake chicken breasts to tender, juicy perfection! Delicious served as is or using up in your weekly meal prep.

Perfect Baked Chicken Breast

Perfect Baked Chicken Breast

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Resting Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 8


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Heat oven to 450°F.

Toss chicken with olive oil.

Stir together the rub and sprinkle over chicken breasts. Turn chicken breasts until completely coated in rub.

Place on sturdy baking sheet, leaving 1-2 inches between the chicken breasts.

Bake for 10 minutes. Flip and return to the oven. Bake chicken for total time according to size of chicken breast: 5 oz (12-15 min), 7 oz (15-20 min), 10 oz (20-25 min), or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Remove from oven and cover with a baking dish for 5-10 minutes.

Remove baking dish and transfer to a cutting board. Cut against the grain and serve.


  • Baked chicken breast may be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for 1 month.

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