Easy roast chicken breasts

    40 min

    This recipe couldn't be easier but it does result in moist, tender chicken breasts that you can use in salads or add to pasta dishes for quick and easy midweek meals. Sometimes I use garlic salt or other seasonings, depending on what I'm using it for.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 60g butter, melted
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a baking dish.
    2. Stir melted butter and salt together in a bowl.
    3. Arrange chicken breasts in the baking dish. Brush butter mixture onto the chicken until thoroughly coated, pouring any extra over the chicken.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 30 to 45 minutes.

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    Since I was roasting this with asparagus I increased the temperature to 400 degrees and baked for 25 minutes. Moist and fork tender. Also, since I was making this as the entrée rather than as simply cooking it for another purpose, I added dill, garlic salt, and paprika for rich color. Easiest, quickest dinner I’ve made in awhile. Good too.  -  12 May 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These worked great! I usually bake my chicken in the oven w/ evoo, salt, pepper and garlic powder, but I wanted to try this using the butter. I did add some pepper and garlic powder (I guess that made this 5 ingredient baked chicken, lol), but used the cooking method...it was very good...nice and flavorful! I used the chicken to make chicken salads for dinner. I do like my usual evoo, b/c it's a bit more healthy, but I would totally make this again, as it was very good! Thanks for sharing.  -  07 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used this recipe tonight in place of the way I usually roast chicken breasts, the difference being that I use bone-in, skin-on chicken. Then we discard the bones and skin---but they add so much flavor to the chicken that we really don't need anything else to go with this. In place of the salt I used Papa's Seasoning from this site because it is such a flavorful blend of spices. I use Trader Joe's package of Kosher Chicken Breasts (two halves to a package), and so I halved the recipe. I really liked the butter and will continue to do so now. Yum! It was really tasty! Thanks, jifiner25!  -  13 Sep 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)