If you are searching for an easy chicken recipe for dinner with a few ingredients, this is the one for you. It’s healthy, easy, and high in protein(over 35 grams).


Why Should You Make This Baked Chicken?

Seasoned Perfection—The days of plain chicken are gone. This 8-oz chicken breast is seasoned with just the right spices and herbs. There is no unseasoned chicken here, my friend. 

Baking Made Easy—I baked this 6 oz chicken breast at 400 degrees. The temperature in this recipe is the key to not resulting in dry chicken. 

Versatile— This recipe can work for just about any meat. Thin chicken breasts in the oven work just as well. Chicken weighing 4 oz to 10 oz will be perfect.

Meal Prep- It’s an excellent option for a healthy dinner and meal prep. Perfect to pair with broccolnii or salad.

Ingredients For Baked Chicken Breast

Sea Salt- Gives the chicken a ton of flavor and balances out the other seasonings in this recipe.

Chicken Breast- You can also use chicken thighs or drumsticks. The best breast, in my opinion, is the 6 oz.

Smoked Paprika- This gives this chicken recipe a lot more color and a hint of spice. 

Black Pepper- Adds a hint of flavor and spice to your meal. 

Garlic Powder- Gives the food a robust and hearty-like flavor.

Butter—The butter is melted, and the seasonings are spread out on the chicken, allowing for the ultimate juicy chicken breast!

See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients.

How Long To Cook Chicken Breast at 400 Degrees?

1. Wash and clean your chicken breast. Lather on your softened butter and add seasonings.

Baked Chicken Breast at 400 degrees

2. Add your chicken to a preheated oven of 400 degrees and allow it to bake for 22 to 25 minutes. This will also depend on the size of the chicken. Remove and allow to rest for 5 minutes and enjoy.

Variations For Baked Chicken Breast

  • Add your favorite sauce to this recipe. BBQ sauce is a great option.
  • Slice the baked chicken breast and use it as a protein salad topping. The chicken adds flavor and makes the salad more filling.
Baked Chicken Breast at 400 degrees


  1. Baking dish: A good-quality baking dish is a must-have for baking chicken breast.
  2. Meat thermometer: A meat thermometer is invaluable for cooking chicken breast. It helps you accurately gauge the internal temperature of the chicken, ensuring it reaches the safe minimum temperature of 165°F.
  3. Aluminum foil: Aluminum foil can cover the chicken breast while baking. This helps to trap moisture and prevent the chicken from drying out.


It can be stored in an airtight container. Zip-lock bags and airtight storage food trays are pretty much all you need. This will allow your chicken breast to stay fresh for 4 to 5 days. After that, I would say get rid of it because it will become tough.


• Cook chicken breast until it has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Source USDA

• Try not to cook longer than recommended. 

Baked Chicken Breast at 400 degrees

Baked Chicken Breast at 400 degrees

Baked chicken breast at 400 degrees is so delicious, especially when baked at the correct temperature for the right amount of time. How long does it take to bake chicken breast at 400 degrees?
Bone in chicken breast
Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 to 4 Chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp Butter Softend
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  • Add chicken breast to bowl and coat with partially melted butter.
    3 to 4 Chicken breast, 2 Tbsp Butter
  • Season well and allow to bake for 22 to 25 minutes
    1 Tsp Paprika, 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning, 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • Make sure inside temperature has reached a safe temperature of 165 degrees
  • Enjoy


Serving: 1gCalories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 8gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.03gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 181mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 216IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3mg
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Chicken Breast at 400 degrees

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