How to Bake Chicken Breasts -

How to Bake Chicken Breast that are Moist and Tender

Follow these steps for simple moist oven baked chicken breasts, every time.

Course Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 230 kcal
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  • 4 (6-ounce) chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil light
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line large baking dish with foil (this will make clean up easy).
  2. Pat boneless skinless chicken breast dry with paper towel, and place in baking dish. Lightly drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper (or other seasonings or your choice). Rotate chicken breasts and repeat for other side.
  3. Bake 25–35 minutes (do not open oven until close to done as this will let steam out, no need to rotate chicken), until it reads an internal temp of 165º F. with a digital instant read thermometer and is no longer pink inside (that's for 4 to 6-ounce chicken breasts, large or thicker breasts may take longer). Be sure to not overcook or you'll have dry chicken.
  4. Remove from oven and let set a few minutes before serving. To save leftovers: Allow to cool on plate. Refrigerate in airtight container up to 3–4 days. Or store shredded or chopped pieces tightly sealed in freezer up to 3–4 months.