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Healthy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

This recipe for Healthy Baked Chicken Breast makes a delicious meal with moist meat and is excellent for a weight-loss diet.

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  • PREP TIME 10 mins
  • SERVINGS 4 servings
  • COOK TIME 35 mins
  • CALORIES 507 kcal
A piece of baked chicken breast surrounded by potato cubes and asparagus
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Luna Regina

Luna Regina

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Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of and, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD

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Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
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  • Denise Browning

    My type of meal, low carb and protein loaded. So yummy looking!

    • Natalie Ellis

      Thanks Denise! The chicken is specially tasty when we use with asparagus 🙂

  • Groovy Weeny

    This one is so cost-efficiency, tbh. Took me about 30 mins – seemed pretty fit for a hurry evening. I was actually a bit dizzy looking at the instructions, but turned out it’s just plain through. Cool idea with quick steps and simple ingredients. Crispy on the outside and succulent on the inside.

    • Natalie Ellis

      You can see this is truly a hearty meal, so I think 30 min is worth it 😉
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lenny Frank

    I had my third time dealing with chicken breasts, each was a different one. I’m not so used to kitchening, so honestly saying this recipe is a total effort saver! I kept to the recipe but played it a bit further with chipotle flakes. Thoroughly spicy, juicy and tender as I hoped for.

    • Natalie Ellis

      Glad it hepled you 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • Valentina

    Wow! What a beautiful quick and easy dish! It looks absolutely scrumptious! 🙂

  • Linda Russell

    You did not give the brine recipe for the oven baked chicken breasts. Pls send. I can’t wait to try them.

  • Hannah

    I have cooked a ton of chicken but have never brined it. I am eager to try it and see the difference. These sheet pan dinners are a favorite for me I appreciate the tip to ensure the chicken comes out perfect. Thanks

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Hannah! Thanks for commenting! And we can’t wait to hear how chicken turned out!

  • Kaley

    I am learning this thing called “Adulting“ and this was my first real dinner I made for myself. Steps were easy to follow. One thing I would add: “be sure to save the last bit of melted butter and seasoning mix, you’ll need it in the final steps! I had to make more seasoning mix/melt butter for this. Might just be my lack of following directions, though!

    Thank you for creating this! Really enjoyed eating a meal made by my “adult” self!

    • Luna Regina

      Hi Kaley, thank you for your comment! We glad you enjoyed this recipe. We have many more easy recipes to help you on your “adulting” journey. Good luck!

  • Maria

    Hey, this chicken breast recipe is my kid’s favorite too. I liked the way you shared the recipe. For a long time, I was searching for a perfect recipe for breast chicken. Will try it soon. Keep sharing recipes like this.

    • Luna Regina

      Thanks for commenting! We glad you enjoyed it! We have lots of easy chicken breast recipes on our website, too. Check them out!

  • Upset

    My chicken is raw and my potatoes aren’t cooked 🙁

    • Luna Regina

      We’re so sorry to hear that. 🙁
      We’d like to suggest a few ways to prevent you from having to experience undercooked food:
      – Invest in an oven thermometer to make sure that your oven comes up to the right temperature.
      – Also invest in a food thermometer to read your meat internal temp. That way you can the doneness of the meat without having to cut into it.
      – Cooking time varies depending on different ovens and thickness of the meat. So if your meat is undercooked, put it back in the oven and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes and check for doneness again.
      – Check out our article article on how long to bake chicken. We have detailed demonstrations on how to bake different cuts of chicken at different temperature.

  • Dolores Darden

    It really was simple and juicy! i loved it!

  • Shirley Holmes

    Amazing flavor! It was a huge hit to my family.

  • Amanda Blake

    This was easy and delicious! It will definitely become a staple. Plus…. Very few dishes with time to clean as you go!

    • Luna Regina

      Thank you for your support. We’re glad you enjoyed it! Stay tune for many more quick-and-easy, one-pan recipes!

  • Briana Kosmos

    It was delicious, not to mention quick and easy! This will definitely be a regular meal we make in our home. We used spinach instead of asparagus, and it turned out super yummy!

    • Luna Regina

      Yay, Briana! I’m glad you loved it!

  • Sara

    Amazing and sooo helpful in a day work

    • Luna Regina

      Thanks, Sara!

  • Adriana

    Very good recipe! Super tasty chicken!

    • Luna Regina

      So glad you loved it!

  • Janet

    I have a chicken breast thawing for supper tomorrow and want to try this, but I want to substitute acorn squash for the potatoes. I have never cooked acorn squash before and wondering if it will cook in time or should I start it sooner. Thank you!

    • Luna Regina

      Sorry Janet, I haven’t cooked with acorn squash either. You’ll have to adjust the time as you experiment. Good luck!

  • Valerie
    I haven’t made the recipe yet but I’m wondering why you create a pocket in the chicken breast? I can’t see where you put anything in the pocket. I’m excited to make this but just want to make sure I’m not missing something!
  • Kimberly P
    This recipe is amazing, I will definitely make it again. Thanks, Luna!
  • Karen
    Absolutely delicious!! Just what I needed for a boost in flavour while reducing caloric intake!! I’ll be making this once a week for sure!! Didn’t have asparagus in the fridge, so I substituted broccoli.. sooo yummy!!!
  • Karen
    Oops forgot the star rating, if I could it wou be 10 out of 5!!!! Like I said so flavourful and satisfying 😋😊😋
  • Heidi
    Planning on making this tonight, but why cut a pocket? Is that a misprint?
    • Luna Regina
      The step is actually optional. Creating a pocket allows us to get more of the seasonings into the meat as we rub the mix not just on the outside, but into the pockets as well. It's fine to skip this step, but we think the meat turns out better this way.
  • Manuela Peace
    Looking to try this recipe, wondering about the pocket. Are you putting just the seasoning in there? I don’t see any instructions on what to do with it. Thank you!
    • Luna Regina
      Yes, the chicken breasts are butterflied so that we can rub more seasonings in between the small pockets and make them more flavorful.
  • Gayla
    I made this recipe. I used smoked paprika to give it more flavor. Also, I left the skins on my potatoes. I cooked it for about 5 mins longer due to the thickness of the chicken. It needs to rest for a few mins before serving. I would give it 4.5 stars. I will make it again someday.