Baked chicken breasts for two on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
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5 from 6 votes

Oven Baked Chicken Breast for Two

Juicy and packed with flavor easy oven baked chicken breast recipe perfect for two people
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, healthy
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 270kcal
Author: Farah Abumaizar


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs, oregano, or thyme
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 220 C (425 F). Flatten the chicken breasts slightly by pounding them with a rolling pin until the whole breast is of the same thickness.
  • In a small bow, mix together all the dry ingredients, mustard, and olive oil until a paste forms.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, place chicken breasts on parchment paper, and spread the spice and oil paste evenly all over the chicken breasts, bottom and top.
  • Bake the chicken for 18-20 minutes, until cooked through. For the final 1-2 minutes of cooking, if chicken hasn't browned, use the broil function of your oven to give it a touch of color. Watch carefully!
  • Allow chicken to rest for a few minutes before serving.


Recipe heavily adapted from Recipe Tin Eats