Baked Chicken

Baked chicken is a classic dish that’s easy to prepare and always satisfying. This recipe yields juicy, flavorful chicken with minimal effort.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh herbs (optional, for garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Lightly grease a baking dish or line it with parchment paper.
  1. Prepare the chicken:
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels. Place them in the prepared baking dish.
  1. Season the chicken:
  • Drizzle olive oil over the chicken breasts, then sprinkle evenly with garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Use your hands or a brush to coat the chicken evenly with the seasoning.
  1. Bake the chicken:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C) and is no longer pink in the center.
  1. Rest and serve:
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or thyme if desired.

Tips for Success:

  • For juicier chicken, you can marinate the chicken breasts in the seasoning mixture for 30 minutes to overnight in the refrigerator before baking.
  • Ensure even cooking by using chicken breasts that are similar in size and thickness.
  • Serve with your favorite sides such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Enjoy this easy and flavorful baked chicken dish for a quick and satisfying meal!

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