Go Back
+ servings
A plate of food, with Chicken

Oven Baked Chicken

This easy Oven Baked Chicken recipe results in a juicy, flavorful chicken breast every time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword OVen Baked Chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 322kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  • . Place 4 chicken breasts on a cutting board and cover with a piece of parchment paper. Use a meat mallet and pound down the thick parts of the chicken breasts so they cook more evenly while in the oven.
  • In a large bowl add chicken and olive oil. Flip chicken over, making sure to coat all sides of chicken breasts.
  • In a small bowl combine garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Place chicken breasts bottom side up on the foil lined baking sheet. Season using half of the seasoning. Flip chicken breasts over and season using the remaining seasoning
  • Place in the oven and cook for 18-20 minutes. (Internal temperature should be close to 165 degrees at this point)
  • Turn the oven to broil and let cook for 4 minutes, or until the chicken has a nice browned color on top.
  • Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees internally at the thickest part.


Pro Tip: Try this seasoning combination on other cuts of chicken as well!


Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 844mg | Potassium: 836mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg