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A close-up of two baked chicken breasts on a white plate, one sliced and one left whole, with a fork picking up a sliced piece.
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Baked Chicken Breast

This is the BEST Baked Chicken Breast recipe - the chicken is juicy, and the 6 marinade and spice rubs help you meal prep chicken deliciously!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Chicken
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 221kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (see instructions for 6oz, 8oz and 10oz breasts below)

Mediterranean-inspired marinade

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

Teriyaki marinade

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dry ground ginger

Honey mustard marinade

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper

Rotisserie-inspired spice rub

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp each salt & pepper

Italian-inspired spice rub

  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp each salt & pepper

Curried spice rub

  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground dry ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt & pepper

Instructions

For Marinades

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix chicken marinade of choice together in a small bowl and pour over chicken in a resealable bag or small bowl. Marinate for at least 15 minutes and up to 24 hours.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. If you'd like to do multiple marinades at a time, make dividers using your tin foil as shown in the video.
  • For 6 oz breasts: bake 18-20 minutes. For 8 oz breasts: bake 20-22 minutes. For 10oz breasts: bake 25-28 minutes. Check that chicken is cooked through by using a meat thermometer. Make sure it registers at least 162 F degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. Oven temperatures will vary so cooking times may vary slightly.
  • Let chicken rest for 10 minutes before slicing or chopping. Store in mason jars for later or serve immediately with a side dish. Enjoy!

For Spice Rubs

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix together spice blends in a small bowl and toss chicken with spices and 1 tbsp olive oil. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or tin foil. If you'd like to do multiple spice blends at a time, make dividers using your tin foil as shown in the video.
  • For 6 oz breasts: bake 18-20 minutes. For 8 oz breasts: bake 20-22 minutes. For 10oz breasts: bake 25-28 minutes. Check that chicken is cooked through by using a meat thermometer. Make sure it registers at least 162 F degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. Oven temperatures will vary so cooking times may vary slightly.
  • Let chicken rest for 10 minutes before slicing or chopping. Store in mason jars for later or serve immediately with a side dish. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 262mg | Potassium: 851mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.8mg