Juicy chicken breasts in a baking pan.
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Super juicy chicken breast

Author: Katerina | Once a Foodie



  • 4 chicken breasts , 150 - 180g / 5 - 6 oz each
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Spice mix

  • 1.5 tbsp brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or thyme
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 220C or 200C (fan).
  • Pound chicken to 1.5cm at the thickest part using a rolling pin or meat mallet. This is going to help make your chicken cook evenly and make it juicy.
  • Mix all the Spice mix ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Place the chicken breasts next to each other and upside down on a baking tray. Drizzle the chicken with about 1 tsp oil and spread over the breasts with your fingers. Sprinkle with about half of the Spice mix and rub it in.
  • Turn the chicken breasts over and, again, drizzle the other (top) side of the breasts with 1 tsp of oil and rub in the remainder of the Spice mix.
  • Position the breasts next to each other on the baking tray, without overlapping, as they won't cook evenly otherwise.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 165F/75C using a meat thermometer.
  • Remove from oven and wait for 3 to 5 minutes before serving - this also helps increase the juiciness factor.


As noted above,  I used a recipe from RecipeTinEats with some minor changes. You can find the original recipe here.
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