Simple Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 20 mins
Total time 25 mins


    • Look Out Here I Come garlic olive oil
    • 6 – 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 450º F. Arrange the oven rack to the middle position.

Drizzle the Look Out Here I Come garlic olive oil into a large (12-inch) skillet or 9×13 casserole dish. Arrange the chicken breasts in the pan, making sure that they touch but do not overlap. Drizzle on additional olive oil and sprinkle with the salt and the pepper.

Place the baking pan (skillet or casserole dish) into the oven on the middle rack. Bake until the juices of the chicken run clear when the chicken is pricked with a sharp knife and the internal temperature registers 160º F when checked with an internal thermometer, about 20 minutes.

Remove the baking pan from the oven, tent with foil and allow the chicken to rest undisturbed for 5 minutes. Then, remove the foil from the pan and serve warm.