The Best Baked Chicken Breasts

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This recipe for The Best Baked Chicken Breasts is super flavorful making use of basics from your spice drawer! These are perfect to pair with simple sides like mashed potatoes and garlic roasted green beans. They’re naturally gluten free, dairy free, and paleo as well.

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One thing I’ve been noticing lately is how much I’ve been enjoying creating extra easy recipes. No matter how much you like to cook, (or not) you can never have too many simple recipes. Today’s baked chicken breasts make good use of basic pantry staple spices, and it’s incredibly flavorful.

Sometimes it’s nice to spend time in the kitchen, but more often than not I just need to get something tasty on the table! This always means I need something extra simple without a mile long ingredients list. So if you’re in the same boat, this recipe is for you and it definitely doesn’t disappoint in the flavor department.

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This chicken is also a favorite of mine to meal prep for the week ahead. Once it’s all chopped up it’s easy to use in all sorts of things and make quick salads for lunches. The best part about this recipe it all the flavor, no boring chicken around these parts for sure!

Now… let’s get started making The Best Baked Chicken Breasts step by step

Smoked paprika makes The Best Baked Chicken Breasts!

Step 1

First we’re going to mix together all the spices.

Mixing the spices with a little oil perfect coats these easy baked chicken breasts!

Step 2

Then stir the avocado oil in to make a loose paste. This helps the chicken stay moist and it’s much easier to coat the chicken in the spices when you mix them with oil first.

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Step 3

Next coat the chicken breasts in the spices.

Baked chicken in a white baking dish with a blue linen alongside and a wooden cutting knife.

Step 4

Finally bake the chicken until it’s just done in the center before serving with your choice of sides.

Serve this chicken with any of these side dish recipes

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I sure hope you get a chance to make this chicken soon! If you do make it, I’d love it if you’d leave me a comment/rating below. And I always love hearing from you here, and over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.

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Baked chicken in a white baking dish with a blue linen alongside and a wooden cutting knife.

The Best Baked Chicken Breasts

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  • Author: Kari
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These chicken breasts are so flavorful and easy to make, they’re been on repeat lately in our house!



1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, (usually 2) see notes

1 Teaspoon smoked paprika, see notes

1/2 Teaspoon granulated garlic

1 Teaspoon granulated onion

1 Teaspoon sea salt, or to your taste

1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper

1 Tablespoon avocado or olive oil


Preheat the oven to 450ºF.

In a small bowl, combine all the spices. Add the oil and stir to form a loose paste. Coat the chicken breasts in in the spice mixture, and lay them in a 8-9″ baking dish.

Bake the chicken until it’s done in the center or a thermometer read 165ºF, or about 15-20 minutes for 8 ounces chicken breasts.

Remove the chicken from the oven and serve with your choice of sides.


The chicken breasts we get are usually around 8 ounces each, but be aware that timing does change depending on size. Smaller chicken breasts take around 12-15 minutes where 8 ounce chicken breasts are between 15-20 minutes.

Regular paprika works as well, but smoked paprika is worth adding to your shopping list.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven Roasting
  • Cuisine: American

10 thoughts on “The Best Baked Chicken Breasts”

    • The nutrition facts are calculated for 4 servings which are about 4 oz of chicken or 1/2 of a chicken breast. This recipe could also serve 2 as a protein-heavy meal.

  1. Made this tonight was absolutely amazing! I did not have smoked paprika only regular. I added a dash of liquid smoke to the paste. We will be making this again!!!

    • So glad to hear you enjoyed it and the liquid smoke is the perfect way to add that smokey flavor without the paprika!

  2. Great recipe! I made this for dinner tonight and it was flavorful and moist. The only thing I would do differently the next time is cut back on the salt only because of personal preference, but will definitely make again.

  3. This had a lot of flavor and was very moist. It is also, of course, It’s also low-fat and low carb. This will become one of my go-to dinners.


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