Perfect Baked Chicken Breast (juicy + flavorful)
Perfect baked chicken breast- a no fail method for perfect juicy chicken breast each and every time! Rubbed with the most delicious seasoning and baked to perfection, this is a crowd pleaser recipe.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts see note 1
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar see note 2
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 450°F.
Toss or brush 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.
1- I advise weighing your chicken breasts so that you can cook them as precisely as possible; the average grocery store chicken breast weighs 7 oz, small ones are around 5 oz and large ones weigh as much as 10 oz.
2- this rub is still really tasty without the sugar
Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days; chicken breast stays moist for longer if you wait until it's completely cool before slicing.
You can freeze cooked chicken breast for up to 3 months, though it will have the best flavor if thawed within one month.
Serving: 1/2 chicken breast | Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.6mg