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Juicy Healthy Oven Baked Chicken Breast


This Oven Baked Chicken Breast is so easy with 5 minutes of prep. Simple seasonings transform healthy chicken into a juicy flavorful dish!


PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 35 minutes

RESTING TIME: 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 50 minutes

YIELD: 8 servings


INGREDIENTS:

2 pounds Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

1 tablespoon Avocado Oil or Olive Oil

1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Dried Oregano

1/2 teaspoon Salt

Ground Black Pepper, to taste


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 450° Fahrenheit. In a medium making dish, place chicken, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with smoked paprika, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper.

2. Using tongs or your hands, move chicken around to coat on all sides evenly (I place pottom of breasts on to of the easoned ones and then swoosh around).

3. Bake for 25 minutes (under 2" thick) to 35 minutes (2" +) or until an instant meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 165° Fahrenheit.

4. Remove from the oven, cover with foil or lid, and let rest for 10 minutes for the juices to settle (DON'T SKIP THIS STEP!).

5. Slice against the grain and serve along side any side or with a salad. Meal prep for the week to use in salads or casseroles.


NOTES:

**STORE: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


**FREEZE: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


**Choose similar size chicken breasts: I used 3 huge organic chicken breasts that were the same in size. If you bake 5 ounce chicken breasts at the same time as 9 ounce chicken breasts, I can guarantee you the smaller pieces will come out rubbery and dry by the time the larger ones are ready.


**Seasonings: You can use regular paprika, however the best chicken is with the smoked kind. Just buy it. :)


**Coat evenly on all sides: This will not only help chicken not stick to the pan, but ensures every bit of your juicy chicken breast is flavorful!


**Don't skip letting your meat rest: This ensures the chicken juices settle back into the chicken which results in the tender, juicy chicken you want.

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