Our Favorite Baked Chicken Breast Recipe


Having a go-to chicken breast recipe has been a game-changer. We add chicken to everything - saladsramen bowls, sheet pan meals - you name it. It's also great as a main dish with lots of veggies or with a dollop of guacamole on top!

This baked chicken recipe is flavor-packed, perfectly tender, and really easy to make. Whether we're making it for dinner or meal prepping for the week - this is hands down our favorite (and most used) baked chicken recipe. 


Boneless Chicken Breasts


Salt + Pepper

Chili Powder


Cayenne Pepper (optional)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry with a paper towel. 

Melt the butter by throwing it in the microwave or on low heat on the stove. We usually use about 1-2 tablespoons per chicken breast. Once the butter is melted, coat each chicken breast in the butter and place in an oven dish or on a sheet pan. 

Season both sides with salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin. If you want to add a little spice, throw a little bit of cayenne pepper on there too! You can get really creative with this - it really just depends on what spices you love! 

If you want to make it extra tender and juicy, place a chunk of butter on top of each chicken breast, then throw it in the oven! 

Bake for 30 minutes, and voila! Easy breezy, perfectly tender, flavor-packed baked chicken breasts, perfect for slicing up and adding to salads or ramen bowls, or as a main dish!