Juicy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe: The Best Way To Bake Chicken
Simply the BEST way to bake chicken breast in the oven! This juicy baked chicken breast recipe at 450 degrees is fast, EASY, and never dry.
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- 4 medium Chicken breasts (8 oz each)
- 4 cups Water
- 1/4 cup Sea salt
- 2 tbsp Olive oil (*not* extra virgin)
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Sea salt
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Black pepper
To brine the chicken breasts, stir the salt into the water in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts, submerging them. Let sit for 10 minutes at room temperature, or for up to a day in the refrigerator.
Rinse the brine from the chicken, then pat dry.
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (232 degrees C).
Bake for 16-22 minutes, until firm and internal temperature reaches 162-165 degrees measured with an accurate thermometer. (Internal temperature will rise another few degrees when resting.)
Cover with foil and rest for 5 minutes before serving or slicing.
Serving size: 1 chicken breast
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