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How to Make Baked chicken breast
less than 30 mins
10 to 30 mins
- 1 skinless chicken breast
- ½ tsp olive oil
- flaked sea salt
For the seasoning suggestions
- large pinch dried chilli
- pinch dried mixed herbs
- 2 pinches Cajun seasoning
- 2 pinches ground paprika
Preheat the oven to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Place the chicken breast on the tray – if cooking more than one breast, space them well apart. Drizzle a little olive oil over each breast. Season with a little sea salt and black pepper and, if you wish, one of the seasoning suggestions.
Bake for 16–22 minutes, depending on size and thickness. (Thicker chicken breasts will take longer to cook.) A 150–200g/5½–7oz skinless chicken breast fillet will need 16–18 minutes; a 200–250g/7–9oz one 18–20 minutes; and a 250–300g/9–10½ one 20–22 minutes. If cooking more than four breasts at a time, increase the cooking time by 5 minutes, and don’t forget to check that each breast is cooked through.
If you have a digital food thermometer, test the internal temperature through the thickest part of each chicken breast. It should reach at least 75C. Alternatively, pierce the thickest part of the breast with a skewer and check that the juices run clear; make sure there is no pinkness remaining when the chicken is sliced. If there is, put the chicken back in the oven for a few minutes.
Leave to rest on the tray for 5 minutes before serving. If serving the chicken cold, pat it lightly with kitchen paper after resting and leave to cool.