11 Delicious Baked Chicken Breast Recipes

There's really not an easier way to prepare boneless, skinless chicken breasts than to just throw them in the oven and bake. Yes, you do have to coat the chicken in something or marinate it first, but these recipes are super quick and easy.

An instant-read meat thermometer is your best tool when cooking chicken this way. All chicken breasts are going to be different in size and thickness, so you need to test the final internal temperature before serving them. When the chicken registers 160 F,...MORE take it out of the oven. The chicken will continue to cook for a few minutes, bringing the final temperature to a safe 165 F. The chicken will be done, but still juicy and tender at this temperature.

When baking chicken that is coated in crumbs or cereal, I like to put it on a wire rack on a shallow pan in the oven. That way, the chicken will be crisp on both sides. If, however, the chicken is baked in butter, it needs to stay in the butter. Don't use a rack in that case. Enjoy these easy recipes for baked chicken.

 

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    Parmesan Chicken Oven Fried
    Diana Rattray

    Chicken is dipped into a mixture of mustard, apple juice, and butter, then coated with breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, ground almonds, and butter, then baked.

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    Baked Curried Chicken Breasts
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    A simple onion and garlic sauce, seasoned with lots of curry powder and coconut milk, bathes chicken breasts so they bake up tender and juicy. Serve this recipe with lots of hot cooked rice.  

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    Baked Fried Chicken
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    This chicken is moist and juicy with a slightly crisp crust made from flour, dry milk, and butter. It's a great easy way to make "fried" chicken in a jiffy. 

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    Honey Mustard Chicken Breasts
    Diana Rattray

    Honey mustard and apricot preserves combine to make a delicious sauce on tender chicken breasts. This baked chicken breast recipe is really foolproof. 

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    Fake Shake and Bake Chicken
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    Corn flake crumbs, wheat germ, sesame seeds, and flour combine to form a crisp coating on this homemade mix. Save money and reduce the chemicals in your diet when you make your own homemade mixes.  

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    Crispy Ranch Chicken
    Linda Larsen

    Dried breadcrumbs and ranch dressing make a crisp coating on sour cream-drenched chicken breasts in this super-easy recipe 

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    Crispy Grilled Chicken
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    This chicken recipe can be baked in the oven, cooked on the stovetop, or cooked in a dual contact grill. It's flavored with lots of herbs and is delicious. And crispy! 

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    Cheese stuffed chicken
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    Stuff chicken with a mixture of feta cheese and herbs, then bake it in an olive and tomato sauce. This one would be delicious served with couscous. 

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    Saucy Chicken
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    This four-ingredient chicken recipe is baked in just 40 minutes in a mixture of salsa, mustard, and brown sugar. 

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    Lemon Chicken
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    This is another quick-and-easy, four-ingredient chicken recipe with an intense lemon flavor. If you love lemon, this recipe is for you!

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    Cheddar-Garlic Oven Chicken Breast
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    Two kinds of cheese and breadcrumbs make a crisp coating on this chicken that is first dipped in an egg and sour cream mixture and then baked.