I moved in with my boyfriend in January and ever since I swear he’s just been eating. Quarantine has not helped that situation either. Before I moved in he ate the same dinner every. single. day. We’re talking gross, bland chicken breasts pre-cooked from the grocery store down the street, paired with asparagus that wasn’t even seasoned. That’s it. Maybe some rice from time to time if he was feeling creative but most of the time just plain chicken and asparagus. Back to the chicken. It literally tasted like nothing, I know because he’s tried to make me eat one before. And that’s when I realized I was in a relationship with a monster. Just kidding but you get my drift.
Me being the self proclaimed foodie that I am, could not live like that. So I went searching for the best and easiest chicken breast recipe in hopes to win over his taste buds and I think I’ve found it. This is the recipe I make basically every day for either lunch or dinner. It’s great on its own, or you can put it in a salad, sandwich, you name it and it works. You probably already have all of the ingredients in the pantry and it’s done in under 20 minutes, what more could you ask for?
- Two Chicken breasts
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
If you like a bit of a glaze and sweeter taste, you can also add 1 tsp-1tbsp brown sugar to the chicken.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place the chicken breasts directly on the lined baking sheet.
- Using a meat mallet, or your fist if you’re like me, pound the chicken breasts until they are approximately .8 inches thick throughout. This will ensure even cooking.
- Sprinkle the seasonings on the chicken breast. If using brown sugar you can add it now.
- Drizzle the olive oil on the chicken breasts. Rub or brush the oil onto the chicken so that the seasonings and oil equally coat the chicken.
- Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 16-18 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Remove chicken from the oven and let rest five minutes before serving.