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Three-Ingredient Baked Chicken Breasts

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars
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"I use this as a basic baked chicken recipe when another recipe calls for cooked chicken. Works great for everything and is super customizable. Sometimes I use garlic salt or other seasonings, depending on what I'm using it for."
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Ingredients

40 m servings 227
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter a baking dish.
  2. Stir 1/4 cup melted butter and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Arrange chicken in the baking dish. Brush butter mixture onto the chicken until thoroughly coated, pouring any extra over the chicken.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 30 to 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 227 calories; 14.2 0 23.7 95 719 Full nutrition

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Since I was roasting this with asparagus I increased the temperature to 400 degrees and baked for 25 minutes. Moist and fork tender. Also, since I was making this as the entrée rather than as ...

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This has to be the silliest "recipe" I've ever seen. I think my 5 year old grandson could figure out how to throw chicken in the oven if he had to cook something to eat to survive. This is ridi...

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Since I was roasting this with asparagus I increased the temperature to 400 degrees and baked for 25 minutes. Moist and fork tender. Also, since I was making this as the entrée rather than as ...

I'm still surprised about this recipe, as I sit here eating leftovers. As a cook who believes the only path to tender, oven-baked chicken is to slather it in sauces or breading, I almost blew r...

These worked great! I usually bake my chicken in the oven w/ evoo, salt, pepper and garlic powder, but I wanted to try this using the butter. I did add some pepper and garlic powder (I guess tha...

This has to be the silliest "recipe" I've ever seen. I think my 5 year old grandson could figure out how to throw chicken in the oven if he had to cook something to eat to survive. This is ridi...

I used this recipe tonight in place of the way I usually roast chicken breasts, the difference being that I use bone-in, skin-on chicken. Then we discard the bones and skin---but they add so mu...

I made this and I am FLOORED at how good it is! My husband came in just as I was tasting it. I popped a morsel in his mouth, and he about melted on the spot. His response, "OK, NOW you can open...

Made as directed! Wonderfully moist, tender chicken breast. Truly a great recipe that can become the base for using different flavors (citrus?), spices & herbs to create ethnic recipes with mois...

Tasted great! I actually replaced the salt with Adobo. (My Husband & I are Puergo Rican) so I used the spanish seasoning instead. But other than that.. Very simple & tasted great. Was not dry ei...

I used seasoning saltn and used the extra butter mixture on red potatoes cut into bite size pieces. I was delicious. Will be making it again.