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Everyone needs a little help during the week when it comes to getting a healthy dinner on the table. Easy side dishes that are keto friendly are pretty simple and straightforward, load up on as many low carb, nutrient dense vegetables as you can and add healthy fats to keep your energy levels steady and your blood sugar stable. Typically, the challenging part to any meal is having a nice variety of easy proteins to accompany your veggies. Fortunately, chicken breasts are extremely versatile and one of the most popular proteins for a quick meal. They can be flavored a thousand different ways and can be cooked using a wide variety of methods.

For quick weeknight proteins a lot of people tend to gravitate towards shredded chicken cooked in the Instant Pot simply. It’s easy, it’s quick, and once you throw everything in the pot you can walk away. The downside is there are only so many ways to use shredded chicken and if you are anything like my family, you can only have so many chicken bowls in one month despite how tasty they are!

Fortunately I have recently rekindled my love for using the oven for one pan meals, specifically for cooking chicken breasts. I am officially here to tell you that oven baked chicken is every bit as easy as using your pressure cooker, perhaps even better. It’s also more tender and juicier than pan cooking it. No need for marinating and no need for searing before cooking. This baked chicken recipe can easily be modified and instead of cooking your vegetables separately, you can cook them right in the same pan. This allows all of the flavors to marry with one another and the result is perfection!

Oven-Baked Chicken Breast Ingredients

oven-baked chicken breast
  • Chicken Breast – purchase thinly sliced chicken breasts or you can pound larger chicken breasts out to a ½” thickness
  • Olive Oil – extra virgin
  • Seasonings – dried Italian seasoning mix which includes basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, and marjoram
  • Monk Fruit – golden monk fruit will add a rich sweetness to these baked chicken breasts

How to Season Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

oven-baked chicken breast

Simply add all seasonings and monk fruit to a small bowl and whisk well to combine. After coating chicken with olive oil, generously rub seasoning blend into chicken.

How to Make Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

oven-baked chicken breast

Season chicken and add to a preheated 425°F oven,  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Half way through baking time, you can also baste the chicken with the juices in the pan. This will help ensure your chicken is moist and flavorful.

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Oven-Baked Chicken Breast FAQs

Are there any substitutes I can use for chicken breast?

This recipe will also work great with thinly sliced turkey breasts or pork cutlets.

How to store oven baked chicken breast?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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What to serve with oven baked chicken breast?

This chicken dish is extremely versatile and will pair well with any low carb and keto side dishes. Serve alongside cauliflower rice and other vegetables, don’t forget to add a side of keto biscuits!

Here are some other side dishes that would be great with this baked chicken recipe:

How to reheat oven baked chicken breast?

Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add leftover chicken and bake for 8-10 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. You can also reheat chicken on the stove top by cutting each breast into small cubes and placing them in a small pan. Add just enough chicken broth to cover the bottom of the pan and cook over medium heat until the chicken is hot.

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Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

oven-baked chicken breast

Meet your new favorite weeknight dish! This oven baked chicken breast is moist, tender, and oh so juicy. You will love how quick and easy this flavorful chicken dish comes together!

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon monk fruit
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.  Set aside.
  2. Add all seasonings to a small bowl and whisk well to combine.  
  3. Coat chicken breasts in olive oil and evenly sprinkle on seasoning mix.  
  4. Place chicken on prepared baking sheet and cook for 18-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  5. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast
  • Calories: 207
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 29g

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