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Baked chicken breast in a pan.

Baked Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy Duska



  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (218°C). Remove any excess fat from the chicken breast using a sharp knife.
  • Place the meat between two pieces of plastic wrap and use a rolling pin to pound the meat until it has an even thickness from one side to the other.
  • Rub the outside of the chicken breasts with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Lay them into a baking dish or on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat is 165°F (74°C). If it's not up to temperature after 20 minutes, allow it to cook for 5 more minutes and test again.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days.


Serving: 4oz. | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg