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Oven Baked Chicken Breast

Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cook Time:


4 Servings


About the Recipe


  • 4 chicken breasts , 150 – 180g / 5 – 6 oz each

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp dried oregano or thyme , or other herb of choice

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C (200°C fan).

Step 2

Pound chicken to 1.5cm / 0.6″ at the thickest part – using a rolling pin, meat mallet or even your fist (key tip for even cooking + tender chicken).

Step 3

Mix Seasoning.

Step 4

Line tray with foil and baking / parchment paper. Place chicken upside down on tray. Drizzle chicken with about 1 tsp oil. Rub over with fingers. Sprinkle with Seasoning.

Step 5

Flip chicken. Drizzle with 1 tsp oil, rub with fingers, sprinkle with Seasoning, covering as much of the surface area as you can.

Step 6

Bake 18 minutes, or until surface is golden per photos and video, or internal temperature is 165°F/75°C using a meat thermometer.

Step 7

Remove from oven and immediately transfer chicken to serving plates.

Step 8

Wait 3 – 5 minutes before serving, garnished with freshly chopped parsley if desired. Pictured with a side of Garlic Butter Rice with Kale.


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