How to bake the perfect chicken breast

Chicken breast is also a very good source of selenium, phosphorus, vitamin B6, and niacin

  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 35 minutes
  • Ready In: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Baked Chicken breast


  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 lemon, cut into thin slices
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. 
  2. Drizzle oil all over the chicken and generously coat with seasoning mixture, shaking off excess. 
  3. Scatter lemon slices in a baking dish then place chicken on top.
  4. Bake until chicken is cooked through or reads an internal temperature of 165º, about 25 minutes.
  5. Cover chicken loosely with foil and let rest for at least 5 minutes. 
  6. Garnish with parsley, if using.

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