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Easy Baked Chicken Breasts

These easy baked chicken breasts are perfectly seasoned, tender, juicy, and full of flavor! They’re super fast, too, which makes them a weeknight staple in my home!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time18 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken, chicken breasts
Servings: 4
Calories: 291kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Pound chicken to ½ inch at the thickest part - using a rolling pin or meat mallet
  • Mix Seasoning together in a small bowl.
  • Line a tray with foil and baking / parchment paper. Place chicken upside down on tray. Drizzle chicken with about ½ olive oil. Rub over with fingers.
  • Sprinkle with half the seasoning.
  • Flip chicken. Drizzle with remaining oil, rub with fingers, sprinkle with seasoning
  • Bake 18 minutes, or until surface is lightly brown or internal temperature is 165°F using a meat thermometer.
  • Remove from oven and immediately transfer chicken to serving plates.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 850mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg