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Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breast


  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a juicy oven baked chicken breast. The tender white flesh, steam pouring out of it after you make the first cut… your mouth starts to water just writing about it!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 large chicken breasts ( 8 oz| 225 g each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

Garlic Butter Sauce ( Optional)

  • 34 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped or minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425° F| 220°C. Line a large baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Pat dry and pound each chicken breast to 1-inch| 2.5 cm at the thickest part, using a rolling pin or a meat mallet. This helps to achieve the same thickness for even cooking. Transfer the chicken to the prepared pan and drizzle with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, paprika, dried oregano, onion and garlic powders, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt and liquid smoke.
  • Rub the seasoning all over the chicken to coat evenly.
  • Bake chicken breasts in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165° F (75°C)
  • For the charred edges, remove parchment paper and broil ( grill) during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking on high heat. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium skillet. Add the chopped garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the chopped parsley and remove immediately from the heat.
  • Pour the butter garlic sauce into the pan juices.
  • Garnish chicken with chopped parsley and serve with pan juices. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 17
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Calories: 231.17kcal
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 612mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 48mg

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