Simple Baked Chicken

This is a staple in our family, and oh, so easy…tender, juicy, yet plain enough that your children will love it!  I discovered this recipe years ago when I was following a chicken salad recipe from The Barefoot Contessa.  Once I had baked the chicken, I didn’t pursue the salad; the chicken was so tempting, I served it for dinner!  It has been a tried and true staple in our family for many years.  If you don’t want to serve it as a main entree, certainly use it for chicken salad, burritos, chicken soup, or chicken sandwiches—no need to wait for leftover chicken!

You will need:

Bone-in Chicken breasts

Olive Oil

Kosher Salt


Cover a cookie sheet with tin foil. Rub a little bit of olive oil (~1/2 teaspoon) on each chicken breast (leave the skin on).  Sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.  Bake in a 425 F oven for 40 minutes.

I typically remove the skin for eating, but that’s up to you.

Serve and enjoy!  How simple is that?

What simple recipes do you have for chicken? If you have an especially easy one that you think others would like to know about, share it here! We’ll be looking for simple, easy recipes as Maryann and I write Fearless Feeding!


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