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Juicy oven baked chicken

Juicy Baked Chicken Breasts

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 24 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simple recipe seals in the juices so you have tender & juicy chicken.



2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 lemon
garlic powder


Preheat oven to 400°.

Pat dry each side of the chicken breasts. Season each side with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste, while adding a bit more paprika for amazing color.

Heat an oven-proof skillet* over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Once the oil is heated add the chicken and brown on each side for 2 minutes.

Next, put the skillet in the oven and bake the chicken for 15 minutes.

Test each piece of chicken with a meat thermometer in the thickest part to check for an internal temperature of 165°. If it’s not that temperature yet put it back in the oven for 2-5 more minutes. Check the temperature again. When it’s reached the correct temperature remove the chicken to a plate and let rest without cutting. If one piece is done before the other go ahead and remove it from the skillet and let it start resting.

Squeeze the juice of one half of a lemon over the chicken.

Let the chicken rest without cutting for 5-10 minutes.

Then slice and squeeze the juice of the remaining half of lemon.




If you don’t have an oven-proof skillet, put the chicken breasts in a baking dish after searing then continue as directed.

Keywords: baked chicken breasts, oven baked chicken, juicy baked chicken breasts, gluten-free dinners