THE PERFECT BAKED CHICKEN

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This is the Perfect Baked Chicken! We love this way of baking chicken for many reasons but my top 2 are it’s super easy and it’s quick. You cook this chicken on a higher heat for a shorter time and it is amazing. You can use any spices you enjoy! I have made this chicken a few different ways, but this is our favorite. You can see the picture below of the type of chicken breast I love, because they are not as thick. I purchase these at Walmart. This package was a little over 1 pound of chicken breast.

1 pound of chicken breast
1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
2-3 tablespoons of Olive oil (depending on the size of chicken breast)

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix all the spices in a small container. Coat each side of chicken breast with olive oil and lay in baking dish. Sprinkle each side with spice mixture. Put in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until largest part of the breast is 160-165 degrees. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, then cut slit in breast and make sure the meat is white. If you are using larger breast this may be longer, but it cooks fast and oven temps vary, so be sure to check the chicken.  Take out of oven and cover for 5 minutes to seal juices.

I have also made this same chicken with taco seasoning and it was delicious. I love this chicken cold on a salad too. You could make this chicken with any seasonings. This chicken is also amazing dipped in bbq sauce. This is a very versatile recipe. Enjoy!

Like cajun food? Try this Cajun Seasoning.

Perfect Baked Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This baked chicken is so easy to make and comes out perfect every time! Wonderful for salads or topped with barbecue sauce. It's very versatile.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: perfect baked chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients
  • 1 pound of chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Olive oil depending on the size of chicken breast
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix all the spices in a small container. Coat each side of chicken breast with olive oil and lay in baking dish. Sprinkle each side with spice mixture. Put in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until largest part of the breast is 160-165 degrees.
  2. If you don't have a meat thermometer, then cut slit in breast and make sure the meat is white. If you are using larger breast this may be longer, but it cooks fast and oven temps vary, so be sure to check the chicken. Take out of oven and cover for 5 minutes to seal juices.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Jennifer Sams says:

    Sounds great and I can’t wait to try it! Any ballpark guesses on the time frame for huge chicken breasts?

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