Today’s post is all about being smart with your recipes. What I mean is, we all need a handful of tried and true recipes that we can use to build wonderful meals around. My list includes a great vinaigrette, a couple of great side dishes, main courses from the oven and grill along with a few special but easy desserts. One of the hardest working recipes on that list is oven roasted chicken breasts.easy oven roasted chickenWhile this dish may not be glamorous, it is a workhorse in my kitchen. Roasting chicken breasts in the oven with a little seasoning and olive oil brings out their yummy flavor. The trick to making the juicy chicken is a hot, hot oven. Once you get the hang of using this easy method, your chicken will turn out delicious EVERY TIME!

My kitchen trick is this – I roast 6-8 chicken breasts at the first of the week, then I have what I need for salads, tacos, nachos, pastas or whatever…the possibilities are endless, well, almost.  oven roasted chicken on plate

oven roasted chicken breasts

Oven Roasted Chicken Breasts

Oven roasted chicken breast with simple seasoning for meal prep, salads and sandwiches.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 6 - 8 boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • olive oil


  • Heat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
  • Mix together salt, pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl.
  • Place chicken on prepared pan. Drizzle with olive oil then rub olive oil on both sides of chicken. Sprinkle both sides with seasoning mix.
  • Roast chicken in oven for 15 to 20 minutes until done. To check that chicken is done, use a meat thermometer that registers 160-170 degrees.
  • Remover pan from oven, cover with foil and let chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Can be stored in refrigerator for 3 days in an airtight container.

easy to make oven roasted chicken

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