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The BEST Oven Baked Chicken breasts that are so juicy and flavorful. This easy oven baked chicken recipe makes the best protein source for a healthy dinner and meal prep for the whole family. It is also gluten free, sugar free and whole 30 friendly.

This is the most tender and perfectly seasoned, yet so easy to make oven baked chicken breast out there. I love meal prepping this chicken for the week. Then, I could whip up a healthy lunch or dinner in 5 minutes.

For example, toss some sliced chicken breast on top of your favorite salads, add a few fresh tomatoes and lettuce to make a quick sandwiches, or pair it with some rice and sautéed veggies for a healthy dinner that will please the whole family..

 

Easy Oven Baked Chicken Breast

 

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Oven Baked Chicken is so easy to make. I have been making it almost every Sunday for meal prep for a long time, since ever I could remember.

Because all you need is to mix the chicken, oil and seasoning in a bowl, bake and enjoy.

However, for a while I have been doing it wrong.

In fact, it is very easy to overcook the oven baked chicken breast , which could result in rubbery or dried out meat.

 

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So, a few things I learned from my own mistakes.

First, baking chicken breast at low temperature, anywhere below 400F.

Second, covering the oven baked chicken breast.

I used to think I was doing the baked chicken breast justice to cover it in order to trap the moist in. But it is completely the opposite. By covering the chicken, it actually starts a “steaming” process, which leads to rubbery to dried chicken breast.

Third, cutting the chicken breast up too soon after the oven.

So, do NOT do those.

 

Oven Baked Chicken Breast is Perfect for Meal Prep

 

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Most chicken doesn’t do well overnight. But this oven baked chicken recipe is still juicy and tender even after you microwave it.

 

How to Make the Best Oven Baked Chicken Breast

 

There are so many ways you can season chicken breast. It is like a blank canvas.

Here I will share one of my favorites:

Rosemary Garlic and Lemon.

(Because my husband has proudly harvested some fresh and fragrant rosemary from our little herb garden. Thanks Tom!)

 

rosemary garlic

First, prepare the seasoning. You will need:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Arrowroot Flour (starch)
  • Avocado oil

High smoking point. Since we are going to roast the chicken breast at a very high temperature in the oven, you certainly do not want your smoke alarm to go off.

  • Chopped fresh rosemary
  • Chopped fresh garlic
  • Halved Lemon
  • Salt and pepper

 

Second, in a mixing bowl, combine 2 lbs chicken breast, avocado oil, seasoning and arrowroot starch.

 

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Third, mix everything with hands until well combined.

Then, in an avocado oil greased pan, line up the chicken breast. Squeeze half a lemon on top.

Bake 450 F for 12 – 18 minutes depending the thickness and amount of the chicken you are using.

Last but not least, let the roasted chicken sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

 

Why Arrowroot Starch in Oven Baked Chicken Breast

 

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I learned this trick from my dad, who is the best cook in my family. He always mix a little bit of starch when seasoning protein. Starches help trap the moist in.

Especially, chicken breast tend to dry out so easily. Mixing in a little starch really helps develop that juicy and tender texture.

Additionally, arrowroot starch is paleo and whole 30 compliant. I love using it in so many recipes. It makes the best Asian sticky sauce (check out my sticky meatballs Here).

 

What Temperature to Bake the Chicken Breast

 

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Like I said, I learned from my own mistakes over the years of making oven baked chicken breast. The best result is to cook the chicken at 425 F – 450 F.

Roasting chicken breast at high temperature gives the meat a crispy crust on the outside, and juicy moist meat on the inside.

Depending on the thickness of the chicken breast you are cooking with, baking at 450 F only requires 12 – 18 minutes.

Tip: For me, 15 minutes are always the safe option for average store bought chicken breasts. You could also use a cooking thermometer to test the inside of chicken breast. It should be around 160 – 165 F.

 

How to Serve Oven Roasted Chicken Breast

 

Oven roasted chicken is so versatile. You can use it in so many ways.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Oven Baked Chicken for an Easy Whole 30 lunch or dinner Dinner

  • Buddha Bowl topped with Chicken

  • Chicken Cheddar Sandwich

  • Chicken and rice with sautéed veggies

 

How to Store Oven Baked Chicken Breast

 

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One of my favorite things about this oven baked chicken recipe – the chicken does not dry out from refrigeration or the microwaving.

First, make sure the chicken is completely cooled down. Then, transfer it into an airtight container and refrigerate it up to 4 days.

 

Can I Freeze Oven Baked Chicken?

Absolutely!

You can double the batch and freeze it in an airtight container or freezer bag.

When you are ready to enjoy, simply take the desired amount of oven baked chicken breast out of the freezer the night before to let it thaw. Then, microwave or pan sear it before serving.

 

Tips for the Most Juicy Oven Baked Chicken

 

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To sum up the most important tips and tricks for some perfect oven baked chicken breasts, here are a few things to note:

First, roast the chicken breast in the oven at a very high temperature: 425 F to 450 F.

Second, do not cover the chicken breast.

Third, mix in arrowroot starch to develop the most tender and juicy chicken breast.

 

Last but not least, scroll down to check out the full recipe and direction. This easy oven baked chicken breast will become your meal prep staple too. The most juicy, tender and flavorful chicken breast for a healthy whole 30 lunch or dinner.

 

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Yield: 8 servings

The Best Oven Baked Chicken Breast (Paleo, Whole 30)

The Best Oven Baked Chicken Breast (Paleo, Whole 30)

Oven Baked Chicken breasts that are so juicy and flavorful. This chicken recipe is whole 30, gluten free, sugar free and so easy to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs (4 pieces) chicken breast (boneless and skinless)
  • 3 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Chop the rosemary and garlic into small piece. Leave a few bunches of rosemary for decoration.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 lbs chicken breast, avocado oil, seasoning and arrowroot starch. Mix everything with hands until well combined. It should feel slightly floury on the outside of the chicken breast.
  3. Grease a baking pan with avocado oil. Line up the chicken breast. Squeeze half a lemon on top.
  4. Bake 450 F for 15 minutes
  5. The roasted chicken sit for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

Notes

  1. When baking at 450 F, I usually use a rule of thumb: 1 lb 7-8 minutes depending on thickness. See more tips on temperature when baking chicken breast in this post.
  2. Make sure to have the chicken rest for 10+ minutes to soak the juice in before cutting.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/4 lb

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180 Total Fat: 6.4g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 65mg Sodium: 60mg Carbohydrates: 2g Sugar: 0g Protein: 35g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

 

You May Also like These Recipes:

1. Whole30 Sticky Asian Meatballs

2. Paleo Italian Meatballs (Whole 30)

3. Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipe (Paleo, GF)

 

Oven Baked Chicken breasts | Oven Baked Chicken breasts that are so juicy and flavorful. This easy roasted chicken recipe makes the best protein source for a healthy dinner and meal prep for the whole family. This oven baked chicken is also gluten free, sugar free and whole 30 friendly. | Whole 30 #whole30 healthy dinner #healthydinner whole 30 dinner #whole30dinner chicken breast #chicken roasted chicken #roastedchicken oven baked chicken #ovenbakedchicken

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