Perfectly Baked Chicken Breast

Perfectly Baked Chicken Breasts are juicy and delicious! We make these several times a month. If you need a really great and reliable recipe for baked chicken breasts, this is it!
This easy Perfectly Baked Chicken Breast recipe gives you the best results for a baked skinless/boneless chicken breast. They are juicy and delicious! We make these several times a month. If you need a really great and reliable recipe for baked chicken breasts, this is it! #bakedchickenbreast #perfectlybakedchickenbreast #howtobakechickenbreast #chickenbreastrecipe
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Salt
  • 6 cups Water
  • 4 Chicken Breasts (skinless/boneless)
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Spice Rub
  • 1 tsp Coarse Salt (or 3/4 tsp table salt)
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3/4 tsp Smoked Paprika (or sweet paprika)

Instructions
  • Before you begin, check the packaging to see if your chicken breasts are treated with salt water. 
  • If not, dissolve the 1/4 cup of salt in 6 cups of warm water (not too hot) in a large bowl. Add the chicken breasts and let them soak for 20-30 minutes. Then rinse them in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • While the chicken is brining, mix the spices together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Set your oven to 425°.
  • Rub the chicken with the olive oil and then rub with the spice mixture on both sides.
  • Bake uncovered for 15-20* minutes Depending on size of breasts), or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. If you use a meat thermometer to measure the temperature thickest part of the breast, it should be between 160-170°F. (The FDA recommends 165°F.) Don't let it overcook!
  • Let the chicken rest about 5-10 minutes, loosely covered, before serving, and it will be juicy and moist.