Baked Chicken Breasts

Baked Chicken Breasts

Servings: 4
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 (6 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp (slightly heaping) paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. Pound chicken with the flat side of a meat mallet to even out thicker portions and to help tenderize.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together garlic powder, thyme, onion powder, oregano, paprika, chili powder, 3/4 tsp salt (or to taste) and 1/2 tsp pepper.

  4. Place chicken in baking dish, brush both sides with olive oil.

  5. Season both sides of chicken evenly with the spice mixture.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until center of chicken breasts registers 165 on an instant read thermometer, about 16 - 20 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before serving and slicing. Garnish with parsley if desired.