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Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Say goodbye to boring, bland and dry chicken breasts! This Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast is seasoned with a combination of delicious spices and drizzled with a lemon butter sauce that tastes out of this world!

Say goodbye to boring, bland and dry chicken breasts! This Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast is seasoned with a combination of delicious spices and drizzled with a lemon butter sauce that tastes out of this world!

This chicken breast came out so juicy and tender. One of the secret to a juicy chicken breast is indeed pounding it. However, for this recipe, it was not necessary to do that. What I decided to do instead was to create some steam by covering the chicken beast with foil paper for the first 15 minutes of cooking time( the foil paper trap the steam preventing dryness and overcooking of the chicken). Then, I uncovered and cooked the chicken breast on the highest temperature of the oven to brown it . I suggest paying attention to avoid burning it, for me this took about 10 minutes. All you want is to give the chicken an amazing color.

Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Ingredients you’ll need: 

  • Chicken breast
  • soy sauce (low sodium)
  • lemon pepper
  • olive oil
  • unsalted butter
  • lemon

How to make this Juicy Chicken Breast:

Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season the chicken breast with all the spices. Drizzle it with soy sauce, olive oil, and lemon juice.

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Step 2: Place the chicken breast on a baking pan and cover it with foil paper. Put in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes depending on its size. 

Step 3: Carefully remove the foil paper and increase the oven temperature to broil. Let it cook for  2 to 5 minutes or until the chicken gets a golden color. Move the chicken breast around to coat it with all the juices. 

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Step 4: Remove from the oven, place the chicken on a cutting board and let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes. Do not get rid of the baking pan yet.

Step 5: While the chicken is resting Let’s prepare the sauce. For this, you’ll need all of those bits of flavor on the baking pan. Place the baking pan on the stove over medium-low heat and add some butter and half of the lemon. Let it reduce for about 2  to 4 minutes. (The sauce will get thick and dark in color).

* I know this image might not look as pretty, but I wanted to show you the complete process of making it. The flavor of the sauce compensates!

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Step 6: Slice the chicken and place it on your serving platter 

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 Drizzle the chicken breast with the sauce and enjoy.

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This Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast can be paired with a red and white cabbage salad, a creamy mashed potato or even a cup of fluffy white rice.

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Below you will find an easily printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. I would be delighted to hear from you all.

Until the next one…

Love E.S. asimpletweak

Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Say goodbye to boring, bland and dry chicken breasts! This Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast is seasoned with a combination of delicious spices and drizzled with a lemon butter sauce that tastes out of this world!
Course Dinner,, Lunch,
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken recipe, easy, easy dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 222 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast (or two small)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 large lemon (divided)

Instructions

How to make this Juicy Chicken Breast:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season the chicken breast with all the spices. Drizzle it with soy sauce, olive oil, and lemon juice.
  2. Place the chicken breast on a baking pan and cover it with foil paper. Put in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes depending on its size.
  3. Carefully remove the foil paper and increase the oven temperature to broil. Let it cook for 2 to 5 minutes or until the chicken gets a golden color. Move the chicken breast around to coat it with all the juices.
  4. Remove from the oven, place the chicken on a cutting board and let the chicken rest for about 5 minutes. Do not get rid of the baking pan yet.

While the chicken is resting Let’s prepare the sauce.

  1. For this, you’ll need all of those bits of flavor on the baking pan. Place the baking pan on the stove over medium-low heat and add some butter and half of the lemon. Let it reduce for about 2 to 4 minutes. (The sauce will get thick and dark in color).

  2. Slice the chicken and place it on your serving platter and then drizzle the chicken with the sauce.
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Recipe Notes

This chicken breast can be paired with a red and white cabbage salad, a creamy mashed potato or even a cup of fluffy white rice.

Nutrition Facts
Juicy Oven-baked Chicken Breast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 87mg29%
Sodium 301mg13%
Potassium 532mg15%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 209IU4%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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JUICY OVEN-BAKED CHICKEN BREAST RECIPE

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