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Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts

Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine American
Keyword baked-chicken-breasts, easy-chicken-breast-recipes, juicy-baked-chicken-breasts
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 8 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp dark chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme, oregano or tarragon
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne adjust to taste
  • olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Using an oven safe grill pan, broiler pan or line a baking sheet with foil. Spray liberally with cooking spray.
  • Pound the thickest portion of each chicken breasts into even thickness. (This will ensure the chicken cooks evenly.)
  • In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, chili, salt, lemon pepper, garlic, paprika, thyme, onion powder and cayenne.
  • Drizzle chicken pieces on both sides with oil. Sprinkle both sides evenly with seasoning rubbing into the chicken pieces. Place on prepared pan.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until juices run clear. (Internal temperature of 165°F)
  • Rest for 5 minutes, slice and serve.