How to Bake Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts in the oven without making them dry and overcooked!

How to Bake Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

This super simple method will help you to make perfectly cooked chicken every time.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken, Paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Erica Kastner


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 C).

  2. Place the chicken breasts in a pan, making sure they don't touch. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake in preheated oven for 23-30 minutes JUST until the chicken registers 165 degrees F (74 C) in the largest part of the chicken piece on an instant read thermometer. Make sure to start checking for doneness at 23 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven and transfer to a plate. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.