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Simple recipe to cook chicken breast

Video Simple recipe to cook chicken breast

This is the most popular of all the chicken breast recipes I’ve published. It is a JUICY baked chicken breast sprinkled with a simple magic seasoning, baked until caramelized. It’s simple, fast and incredibly tasty! This is a reader’s favorite along with Honey Garlic Chicken, this epic chicken with parmesan crust and crispy garlic chicken.

This is a reader’s favorite recipe included by popular demand in my first cookbook “Dinner”!

Juicy baked chicken breast on a tray, fresh out of the oven


JUICY baked

chicken breast!

Although I always stand firm that brown meat is better than white meat – more flavor, more juiciness – lean chicken breast is a regular in my shopping cart, week after week.

So today, I’m sharing my recipe for how I make baked chicken breast.

We can never have too many quick chicken breast recipes!

As simple as it sounds, if you hit a seasoned breast in the oven without thinking about it, chances are you’re chewing your way through the dried chicken, dripping furiously over large amounts of ketchup to try to save it.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Enter – a fabulous

simple and magical chicken seasoning for baked chicken breast:

Baked chicken breast seasoningThe chicken



Made only with brown sugar, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper, the secret ingredient in this is brown sugar:

  1. It produces more seasoning, so you can coat the breast well and give it a beautiful crust without dominating it with many spices that need more time to cook than chicken breast; and

  2. It makes it juicy: the chicken

  3. sweats while baking, so it ends up with moisture that makes the chickenjuicier than the usual baked chicken breast.

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Yes, add sweetness, but don’t worry, this baked chicken breast is still tasty!

Overhead photo of juicy baked chicken breast on a tray, fresh out of the oven

How long to cook

chicken breast

A medium chicken breast will take 18 to 20 minutes to bake at 220C/425F. Cooking it hard and fast at high temperature is the secret to beautiful caramelization and an ultra-juicy chicken in the interior. No dry breast around here!!

The seasoning for this chicken is actually a great indicator of when the chicken is cooked to perfection. Basically, once the surface of the chicken is caramelized, it cooks to perfection inside, so take it out of the oven!

My last tip for a really cool baked chicken breast is to beat it to the uniform thickness, either with a rolling pin, a meat mallet, or even the fist (very therapeutic). This has the double effect of cooking evenly and tenderizing the meat.

The secret behind this baked chicken is the simple and magical seasoning

Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast on a white plate with a side of Garlic Butter Kale Rice

The most popular of all chicken breast recipes!

This juicy baked chicken breast is the most popular of all the chicken breast recipes I’ve shared.

But don’t believe me. Check out below what others have to say


Try serving this with a side of garlic butter rice with kale, shown in the post. One side carbs + vegetables, with delicious kale! Otherwise, try a flavored side of rice like tomato and basil rice or mushroom rice.

If you’re in the mood for potatoes, try this lemon potato salad, a classic creamy potato salad, or a lighter mayless red potato salad with charred corn and bacon.

And for something fresh, the spring salad or creamy cucumber salad with lemon yogurt dressing would go with the chicken beautifully. Otherwise, simply drizzle steamed vegetables or a garden salad with Italian dressing, balsamic, or French vinaigrette. – Nagi x

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More chicken breast recipes that readers love!

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  • honey and garlic – Super easy, super delicious

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  • stuffed with sun-dried tomato crispy parmesan crusty

  • chicken breast –

  • No breadcrumbs needed!

  • Infallible poached chicken breast Chicken breast

  • in creamy mushroom sauce

  • Chicken Kiev – A retro classic! Shredded and fried chicken breast stuffed with oozing garlic butter…

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Juicy baked chicken breast on a white plate with a side of rice with garlic butter with kale

Baked chicken breast recipeSEE HOW TO PREPARE IT

This recipe appears in my first cookbook Dinner. The book is mostly new recipes, but this is a reader’s favorite included by popular demand!

Recipe originally published March 2018. Updated for cleaning matters in March 2019, no recipe changes.

* The story and details of the draw for handcrafted Japanese knives that originally accompanied this recipe when it was published were moved to a separate publication because the giveaway is over



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