BAKED CHICKEN BREAST | how to make a juicy baked chicken breast

Baked chicken breasts that are super juicy and flavorful. Learn my simple tips to avoid making baked chicken breasts that are dried out and overcooked so that you and your family can enjoy baked chicken for dinner, any day of the week.

This healthy chicken recipe is naturally gluten-free, paleo, Whole30 and keto friendly, so it’s perfect for lots of different dietary approaches. Be sure to visit my website for more delicious chicken recipes.

2 boneless chicken breast (6 ounces each)
2 teaspoon avocado oil
Garlic powder
Smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Remove the chicken breasts from the fridge and allow them to sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before cooking. The closer to room temperature that they are, the better.

Preheat oven to 450ºF

Lay the chicken breasts between two pieces of saran wrap or wax paper and gently pound with a meat mallet*, starting from the center and pounded towards the edges. The goal is to create a chicken breast that is uniform in thickness so that it cooks evenly.


Place chicken breasts on a rimmed baking sheet a drizzle each side with avocado oil and season liberally with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika.


Bake for 15 minutes or until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Rest the chicken for 10 minutes so the juices can settle and the internal temperature rises up to 165 degrees. Serve and enjoy.

NUTRIENTS PER SERVING: Calories 205 | Total Fat 8.4g | Saturated Fat 1.3g | Cholesterol 97mg | Sodium: 620mg | Carbohydrate 0g | Dietary Fiber 0g | Sugars 0g | Protein 34.5g

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