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This easy baked chicken recipe has only a few ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to bake. Enjoy tender and flavorful baked chicken any night of the week!
Easy baked chicken recipe
We love chicken and this easy baked chicken recipe is healthy and delicious. I can have this from the oven to the table in under 30 minutes! This tender and juicy chicken is SO easy!
We love leftovers so we can use them to make salads for lunch during the week. It is just an all around great recipe! We also like our recipe for rotisserie chicken for easy dinner ideas too.
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Check out this how to video!
How do I bake chicken without drying it out?
Coating chicken with olive oil before baking helps to ensure it does not dry out. Also, be mindful of your cooking time so that you do not over cook it and dry it out.
HOW TO SEASON BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS:
We like to keep it simple and season with paprika, Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper. Easy!
You don’t need a ton of ingredients to season chicken. Just a few and the chicken will be amazing.
BAKED CHICKEN BREAST INGREDIENTS:
- 5-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
- ½ tsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Pepper
How to bake chicken breasts:
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Next, place the chicken breast in a 9X13 baking dish.
Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts. I like to use a basting brush to cover the chicken breasts.
Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning mixture over the chicken breasts.
How long to bake chicken:
Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F in the thickest part.
All the chicken breasts to rest for a minimum of 5 minutes before slicing.
Now you know how to bake chicken!
What to serve with baked chicken breast?
The possibilities are endless and this chicken is delicious with just about anything.
Rice is also tasty. We actually keep this in the freezer so it is so easy on busy nights.
Learn how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier. I love to grab the rice from the freezer and we all can enjoy a really easy meal.
We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal. If you are not freezing rice, it is such a time saver.
Sometimes we also add a simple side salad or learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for another easy side idea.
This meal is also good with asparagus. This oven roasted asparagus is a family favorite and it is very simple and quick to make.
Ideas for oven baked chicken recipe leftovers!
This chicken is delicious diced or cut into strips and served on top of a salad. I actually intentionally make extra just to have leftovers!
We love to enjoy this another night for dinner. It is such a time saver to cook once and eat twice (or more).
This makes a great dinner idea for another night or for lunches during the week.
You can also use the leftover chicken to make quesadillas. We actually do this with the leftover chicken and rice and mix it together. This is perfect for Mexican Monday!
Our family really loves this chicken so we have to cook extra to have leftovers. You might have to do the same.
Once you know how to bake chicken, it is so easy!
This recipe is not complicated at all and really easy. You can mix things up and try other seasonings such as brown sugar and other things you like.
Our family loves this chicken and it is such a great meal in very little time. Cooking chicken is so easy and a great dinner option even during busy weeknights.
Make sure you have a 9×13 pan.
I also like to make baked chicken when we are taking a meal to someone. Whether it be someone recovering from surgery or that just had a baby, this is an easy meal to prepare.
I also find it is a nice change from the traditional casseroles and baked chicken is often a welcome change. 🙂
You can use one of these foil pans and clean up is a breeze. Sometimes we even use these pans on crazy busy nights. Less clean up!
It really isn’t any more trouble to make 2 pans of this. We often will do just that so we have leftovers.
I can’t tell you the times I have been temped to head toward a drive thru but remembered I had leftover baked chicken in the fridge. This is so nice and you can easily throw together a salad or wrap with the leftovers.
Not only will you save money but everyone gets to enjoy a delicious meal. It is a win for everyone!
Other ideas to try:
Our family loves boneless skinless chicken breasts. We have also used chicken tenderloin. The kids love that too.
You can try using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The seasoning makes this option tasty and does not disappoint.
Plus, I have found that by using what is on sale at the grocery store or already in the freezer helps the grocery budget greatly!
We are big fans of using what we have or can grab on sale at the grocery store. By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries.
It is a huge help to our budget. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
Print this easy baked chicken recipe below:
Easy Baked Chicken
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the chicken breast in a 9X13 baking dish.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts. I used a basting brush to cover the chicken breasts.
- Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl.
- Rub the seasoning mixture over the chicken breasts.
- Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
- All the chicken breasts to rest for a minimum of 5 minutes before slicing.
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