The last Baked Chicken Recipe you’ll ever need

The votes are in, this baked chicken recipe is hands down the most consistent, flavorful recipe you’ll ever find. Baked chicken is a low-calorie, high-protein food, which can help you feel full and satisfied without consuming excessive calories. Protein is known to increase satiety, helping to control appetite and reduce overall calorie intake. Incorporating baked chicken into your meals can therefore be an effective strategy for weight loss or weight maintenance.

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The protein in baked chicken contains amino acids that are essential for the production of collagen and keratin, which are crucial for healthy skin, hair, and nails. Additionally, the selenium found in chicken helps protect skin cells from damage caused by free radicals, promoting a youthful and healthy appearance.

Easy and Versatile

One of the great benefits of baked chicken is its simplicity and versatility in the kitchen. It can be seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices to suit different tastes without adding unhealthy ingredients. You can pair it with a wide range of vegetables to create balanced, nutrient-rich meals that support your overall health.

Chicken is High in Protein, Low in Fat

Baked chicken is an excellent source of lean protein, which is essential for muscle repair, growth, and overall body function. A 3-ounce serving of baked chicken breast provides about 26 grams of protein and only 2-3 grams of fat, making it a fantastic choice for those looking to build muscle or maintain a healthy weight.

Clean Eating Essentials

In addition to protein, baked chicken is packed with essential vitamins and minerals. It is a good source of B vitamins, such as niacin (B3), which supports metabolism and energy production, and vitamin B6, which is crucial for brain development and function. Chicken also provides important minerals like phosphorus and selenium, which help maintain bone health and support the immune system, respectively.

Our family uses this recipe almost weekly, and the kids devour it every time! So, next time you’re planning your menu, consider making baked chicken the star of your meal!

The last Baked Chicken Recipe you’ll ever need

Recipe by werunthestates
Servings

4

servings
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

200

kcal

Tried and true, this recipe will give you consistent, moist chicken every time. Loved by the whole family, a variety of spices can also turn this recipe into any versatile meal your heart desires.

Ingredients

  • 4 Lean Boneless, Skinless Chicken breast

  • Kosher salt (for brine)

  • Olive oil for cooking

  • Assortment of Spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder)

Directions

  • Brine the meat- Don’t miss this step! It makes all the difference in the world. Even if just for 15 minutes, brine the chicken in lukewarm water and kosher salt, ideally for a couple hours.
  • Rinse and Pat dry. Brush with Olive oil and apply seasonings (SO many options of seasonings) salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika.
  • Cook on high heat at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. (making sure chicken has reached 165 degrees F)
  • Let chicken rest 5-10 minutes. Loosely cover with aluminum foil, and let rest. This is a great opportunity to set the table or finish side dishes.
  • Enjoy! (Like & Share)
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