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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

  • 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

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