Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

Sherri: "Easy to make and very moist. Two thumbs up" Read More


  • 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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    Sherri 6 days ago
    Easy to make and very moist. Two thumbs up
    Case Calvert 11 days ago
    Simple, easy, and juicy
    Kelly Barnes 15 days ago
    We gave this a thumbs up. We will definitely make this again.
    MD 23 days ago
    This chicken was so easy and moist!!! I used fresh herbs from my herb planter and doubled amounts finely chopped. Excellent flavors! I was afraid at first it might be too hot from the cayenne and my husband doesn’t like super hot and spicy. We both agreed the flavor was fantastic and none too spicy. So quick and easy. We had it with fresh corn off the cob and twice baked potato casserole. Definitely saving this recipe !
    Breana Parham a month ago
    The great reviews “fed” my curiosity and it definitely paid off! Very delicious and YES, the chicken was juicy!! Absolutely will cook this again!
    Sanders a month ago
    This was absolutely amazing! We followed the directions to a tee and it turned out great. I will say on the ingredients list, some may get confused about how much chicken is needed. It is 4 chicken breasts; not 4 lbs of chicken. All of my kids were super happy with the outcome and want to have it in our monthly roundup of meals.
    April a month ago
    This was delicious. I have never done the brine before and it made a world of difference- the chicken was very juicy and I did not add any fluid to the baking pan. My father even loved it and he said he is not much of a chicken fan. Thanks for the recipe!!
    Stephanie 2 months ago
    In preparation time, I added 1 cup of chicken stock, worried it would be dry. on hand I had a few extra sprigs of rosemary. This recipe turned out amazing, not only spiceful, soft, moist, and recommend to pair with pasta, or green beans..
    eileen martinez 2 months ago
    Amazing juicy recipe!! On point
    Behnam 2 months ago
    It tasted great but was not that juicy I liked it anyway
    Crysta Alfonso 2 months ago
    Juicy with tons of flavor!
    Kevin Blanchard 2 months ago
    Amazing!! So juicy!!
    April Kearns 2 months ago
    Not only was it yummy and juicy it was super easy to bake for a crowd ahead of time and pairs wonderfully with fettuccine Alfredo! Will definitely use this again!
    Alissa 2 months ago
    Pretty juicy and the flavor of the seasoning was good. I left out the cayenne. The chicken I used was very thick, next time I will try cutting them to about a 1 inch thickness.
    Amber 3 months ago
    Amazing! So juicy and tender
    Brittney 3 months ago
    I definitely wouldn’t call this juicy. The pictures make it look like there is a sauce/glaze on it when it’s just seasonings rubbed on oily chicken. Flavor was okay. Definitely overrated.
    Kelly Hereford 3 months ago
    Doubled the recipe. It was yummy if maybe a bit too flavorful. Definitely would make again.
    Yolanda 3 months ago
    Great. Will never eat dry chicken again!
    keg 3 months ago
    very good. will make again.
    Kaycie Fifer 3 months ago
    Very tasty, would make again
    Debbie Braun 3 months ago
    pretty good. I felt it was too salty.
    Lubna S. 3 months ago
    perfect and juicy. full of flavor.
    Frank Williams 3 months ago
    Everybody loved it, will definitely be cooking again!
    Monica B. 4 months ago
    I didn’t brine the chicken but it still turned out amazing will definitely be making again
    Nicole Gay 4 months ago
    The chicken is so juicy and full of flavor. I’m definitely trying this one again. I had extra seasoning left so I will save it for the next time..🤗
    Lucy Logan 4 months ago
    This chicken is beautiful & juicy! We will be making this again!
    Zohar Ben-Avraham 4 months ago
    I didn't have rosemary or cayanne pepper but it still turned out yummy!
    Dennis 4 months ago
    Very easy, very juicy, and very tasty!!
    betty D. 4 months ago
    times and temps worked perfectly! thank you!
    Cindy S. 4 months ago
    i used boneless skinless thighs and they were delicious!