Use whichever spice combinations you prefer. The key to baking white meat without it getting dry is topping it with butter and wrapping it in parchment paper. It locks in the moisture and is tender and juicy every single time. The paper absorbs most all of the butter so you are not actually consuming it.

Soup Loving Nicole
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Mix garlic powder, paprika, mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub all sides of each chicken breast in olive oil and coat all sides with the spice rub. Place on a baking sheet. Top each breast with 1 tablespoon of butter. Cover each breast with parchment paper and tuck the paper underneath, creating a sealed pouch.

  • Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken from the oven and let rest 5 minutes.

Cook's Note:

This recipe can easily be doubled for equally good results.

Nutrition Facts

552 calories; 26.9 g total fat; 224 mg cholesterol; 834 mg sodium. 2.3 g carbohydrates; 71.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2019
I took the cooks advice and used a couple more herbs. I happen to like rosemary and basil with chicken so I minced 1/2 teaspoon of each into the rub mixture. I also used Natrel lactose free butter in place of butter.( dairy intolerance) Followed the recipe and ended up with a very moist piece of chicken. Will make this again. Thank you for the recipe. June 25/2019. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2019
I took the cooks advice and used a couple more herbs. I happen to like rosemary and basil with chicken so I minced 1/2 teaspoon of each into the rub mixture. I also used Natrel lactose free butter in place of butter.( dairy intolerance) Followed the recipe and ended up with a very moist piece of chicken. Will make this again. Thank you for the recipe. June 25/2019. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2020
This is very good chicken! I did the recipe exactly as stated except I used aluminum foil sheets. I made packets with them as I was out of parchment paper.Which worked out well. My husband raved over this chicken which is a huge compliment. Thanks Nicole for the recipe! Will def make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2019
I was trying to keep this recipe as low fat as possible so I followed the recipe except I didn t add the butter. Very moist and flavorful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2019
I took the cooks advice and used a couple more herbs. I happen to like rosemary and basil with chicken so I minced 1/2 teaspoon of each into the rub mixture. I also used Natrel lactose free butter in place of butter.( dairy intolerance) Followed the recipe and ended up with a very moist piece of chicken. Will make this again. Thank you for the recipe. June 25/2019. Read More