Best Baked Chicken Recipe

Baking a perfectly tender and flavorful chicken breast is easier than you think! You can easily bake chicken in the oven, and use it in casseroles, soups, and salads!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 257 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • any other seasonings you like (or marinades)


  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. Place chicken breasts in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper or any other seasonings or marinades. (If marinading, we recommend doing it for at least 24 hours prior to cooking).  

  3. Place on a greased sheet pan (covered with foil for easy cleanup, if desired) 

  4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked throughout. When chicken is fully cooked, the juices will run clear, and the thickest part of the chicken should be at least 165 degrees using a meat thermometer.

  5. Let the chicken cool for a few minutes before slicing or cubing to ensure it stays moist and tender.

Nutrition Facts
Best Baked Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 836mg24%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.