Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

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  • 4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups water (lukewarm, about 90 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper (fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika (or smoked)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • chopped parsley (fresh, for garnish)


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Andrea C. 10 hours ago
so good everyone loved it definitely making again
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Helen Mikkel 2 days ago
Was really juicy and tasty
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Guy 3 days ago
Cut back on salt. Make sure to check for thickness of chicken as to not dry it out.
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Jeff Proell 4 days ago
Awesome. Very juicy, tasty and lo-cal.
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Lana Lamar 7 days ago
Amazing! Super juicy and perfectly baked.
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Perfect! Put a lot less of salt than in the recipe. Chicken turned out delicious!
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Ingrid HernandeZ 28 days ago
It was ok but too salty!
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Brooke Keplinger 15 Dec 2018
The chicken was tender and juicy, next time would use less salt
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ANGIE OWENS 13 Dec 2018
Yummmmmmm. I would use less salt in the brine.
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Ayers 10 Dec 2018
Will make again , yum
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Beth Rheingold 8 Dec 2018
Very tasty! Next time I will leave in the brine longer. Had to rush and could only soak for 20 min. Spicy for kids.
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Rob 5 Dec 2018
I didn’t have all the ingredients but still very good. Very moist. I’ve always brined when grilling breasts. This is great for the oven as well Thanks for the tip
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Naimah 29 Nov 2018
Oh my, this is the best chicken breast recipe ever. And so fast, 20 minutes brining and and 30 minutes cooking, easy. Usually I hate cooking chicken breast because it is always dry, even when I tenderize. Just never that great. So simple, brine it. Awesome, such a handy trick. Thanks.
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Fournier 24 Nov 2018
Awesome!!! Would make again!!!
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Fournier 24 Nov 2018
Awesome!!! Would make again!!!