Simple Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe -
Simple Baked Chicken Breasts Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Simple Baked Chicken Breasts

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"Simple basic recipe for cooking up a bunch of skinless boneless chicken breasts."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat convection oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle both sides with salt and Creole seasoning. Place chicken in a broiler pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  4. Remove chicken from pan. Pour water into the pan, while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Add more water if needed to dislodge the browned bits; serve alongside chicken.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Dec 03, 2014

I understand that for the most part this chicken is made to use in other recipes. I overcooked it. I have problems getting chicken right if I put it in the oven to bake. I'm much better on stovetop where I can monitor it easier. I baked it in a pan lined with foil and totally forgot the last step of adding water to pick up the browned bits. I made my own seasoning using Creole Seasoning Blend from this site---a yummy version. This leftover chicken will definitely make a great sandwich or salad. I will make this again on stovetop because it does make for an easy and delicious way to make it! Thank you, Always Cooking Up Something!

Apr 22, 2015

Good recipe - unfortunately I read the seasoning label after loading up my chicken - it's MSG. Next time I will try Montreal chicken or spike for flavor...otherwise it's a great guideline for tender chicken.

Apr 20, 2015

I made this this evening and was in a bit of a hurry and didn't need an intensive recipe with a long list of steps or ingredients. This fit the bill perfectly and it turned out tasty too! I used skinless boneless chicken tenders and Geoffrey Michaels Cajun Breakdown seasoning. I used a lot more than a pinch though as I sprinkled it liberally over both sides. I sprinkled these with kosher salt before cooking. This was simple, took a little over 30 minutes, and was tasty too. That makes this a winner in my book. I skipped adding any water to the pan since my tenders will still not completely thawed out. Nothing stuck to the bottom and it wasn't necessary. This is a great easy recipe, thanks Always Cooking up Something!!!

Apr 17, 2015

I tried this recipe but added a few more spices to include paprika,garlic powder,herb de Provence,ground black pepper and season salt.the cooking time was perfect! The chicken breast were plump and juicy.


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  • Calories
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 24.5 g
  • 49%
  • Sodium
  • 1418 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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