Dinnertime! Main Dishes

Juicy Oven Baked Chicken

Chicken can be a tricky thing if you aren’t used to cooking it.  I know when I was first married, I’d jack the heat up to 10 and cook it as fast as I could so we could eat sooner.  I should’ve been more worried about cooking it the best I could and not the fastest.  The thing is, it only takes one extra step and a few minutes to get perfect, juicy oven baked chicken every time.  This allows chicken breasts of different thickness to cook evenly without getting dry.  Click the video for my favorite way to make a basic chicken breast!

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Juicy Oven Baked Chicken
Juicy Oven Baked Chicken
Prep Time:
2 minutes
Cook Time:
22 minutes
Total Time:
24 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • (or spices of your preference)
  • 1 tsp olive or cooking oil
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Season your chicken on both sides
  3. In a medium-high heat skillet, add 1 tsp of oil
  4. Place the chicken in the skillet and do not poke it or flip it until you get the "signal"
  5. When a white line forms on the bottom of the chicken, this is the signal that the sear is complete and you can flip it over.
  6. When the chicken does the same on the other side, move them to an oven safe dish and bake for 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  7. Remove from oven and tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes while you plate up your sides
Nutrition information
Serving Size: 2

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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!

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