Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast sliced and ready to serve
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5 from 12 votes

Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast

Garlic Herb Baked Chicken Breast is a fast and easy way to make juicy and flavorful chicken to add to sandwiches, wraps, pasta, salads, and more. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: easy, gluten free, Quick
Total Cost: $5.61 recipe / $2.81 per breast
Servings: 2 breasts

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp butter, room temperature $0.26
  • 1 tsp dried parsley $0.10
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano $0.05
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil $0.05
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.02
  • freshly cracked pepper $0.02
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about .5 lbs. each) $5.07

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Stir together the butter, parsley, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper (about 15 cranks of a pepper mill) until well combined and paste-like in texture.
  • If your chicken breasts are thicker than 3/4" at their thickest end, place them on a cutting board, cover with plastic, then gently pound the thick end until it is between 1/2-3/4" thick. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel.
  • Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet or in a casserole dish, making sure they are not crowded (a couple of inches of space between and around each breast). Spread garlic herb butter over the surface of each breast. 
  • Place the chicken in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. The total cooking time may vary with the size and thickness of the chicken breast, so use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the thickest end of the breast has reached 165ºF.
  • Once the chicken has baked through, let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.