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Everyday Baked Chicken

I call this Everyday Baked Chicken because we eat it almost every day. High heat for less time creates the most juicy delicious chicken that can be incorporated into just about any lunch or dinner recipe you can imagine. You could have it for dinner paired with a vegetable and with a yummy pesto sauce or cut it up and use it for chicken fajitas! If you have leftovers, (I always make extra to keep in the fridge) you can cut it up and put it on top of a salad or wrap it into a lunch wrap with hummus and veggies. There are literally endless possibilities.


The first step is this spice mixture that I use so much I actually decided to make a big batch to keep in my kitchen for easy use. I only used one mason jar and one 1/4 cup measuring cup to make a ton of this yummy mixture to keep on hand.

Here’s the lowdown:

Baked Chicken 


To Make In Bulk

  • 4 chicken breasts thinly sliced or pounded thin and even
  • 1/2 cup salt (I like Kosher salt)
  • 1/4 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup oregano
  • 1/4 cup pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion powder
  • 1/4 cup garlic powder

 To Make One Family Serving

Everyday Baked Chicken
Serves 4
Easy baked chicken, perfect for weeknight dinners
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
147 calories
1 g
73 g
3 g
27 g
1 g
89 g
654 g
0 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 147
Calories from Fat 29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 73mg
Sodium 654mg
Total Carbohydrates 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  4. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  7. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  8. Spray Oil
  1. Preheat your oven to 425.
  2. Mix all of your dry spices together.
  3. Spray a baking pan with oil and place your chicken breasts on the pan.
  4. Sprinkle your spice mixture over the chicken and rub into the chicken with your hands. Repeat on the other side.
  5. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes and flip and bake for 10 more.
  1. I usually make this in bulk. See the blog post for information on this.
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My little nugget loves this recipe!

I’d love to see what dishes you make with your Everyday Chicken! Post your photos with #motionmom #everydaychicken and let me know what you think!


  1. I will try it and let u know what I think about this recipe.

    • marshieboswell

      May 2, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks Sharon, you don’t need much of the seasoning on each breast. Enjoy!

  2. I found this recipe on Yummly and it sounded delish until i read the comments – so i saw where they noted The Motion Mom so when i followed the link to look at the recipe here i realize the seasoning are measured in cups to make in bulk and only supposed to use very little season on the chicken itself. It makes since reading on this page but if you can see the comments on the Yummly site it is somewhat misleading 🙂 which is sad because it sounds like a really great recipe and i am going to try it still BUT thought i would share.
    Copy/Paste of comments from Yummly:

    Angelina M. 33 minutes ago 1 1 1 1 1
    The whole recipe has to be a mistake in the measurements: a 1/2 cup of salt and a 1/4 cup of pepper? And, all the other spices are in cup measurements too; rather than it be in teaspoon or tablespoon measurements. Clearly! the recipe is not calculated correctly. I’m so sorry for Ms Marla C. and her family that had to experience tasting all that salt. That is awful. :’/
    W T
    Marla C. 5 days ago
    Way tooooooo salty!

    I would never make this again!! Nobody in my family liked it. I was very disappointed.
    W T

    • marshieboswell

      May 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Hi Lynette, I saw the comments too and tried to respond. It’s an easy thing for me to address here, on the blog but yummly doesn’t really give you the option at replying. I guess I’m just a little confused because you would have to go to the blog and see that it is a bulk recipe to actually have all of the directions for cooking this. I’m trying to figure out how to edit it in yummly so it makes more sense at first glance but I’m not having any luck with that. I did some editing on the actual blog post to hopefully make it a little bit clearer. Thanks for the comment! I really appreciate it!

    • The big measurements for spices is fo later use. If you read under the recipe there’s another recipe with small amount of spices.

    • Hello Lynette. The big measurements for spices is fo later use. If you read under the recipe there’s another recipe with small amount of spices.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this!! It has saved my chicken life!! Every time I’ve made chicken, it comes out pretty dry, but was pretty good tasting. Now thanks to your very clear directions, I can make moist, juicy, tasty chicken. My family absolutely loved this. Big Mahaloz🎉

  4. how do you make it more moist?

    • marshieboswell

      June 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Hi Yvonne,

      The trick to juicy white meat chicken is less time and higher heat. Think 425-450 degrees F

  5. I made this recipe as written for 4 servings with a small exception, I added 1/2 teaspoon of thyme to the spice mixture. Then just before placing in the oven I drizzled the chicken pieces with oil. When flipping chicken to cook the last 10 minutes, I placed a sprig of fresh thyme on each piece of chicken.
    My husband and son both enjoyed the meal, and I enjoyed the minimal effort for maximum flavor! Thank you!!

    • marshieboswell

      July 21, 2016 at 4:18 pm

      Oh! I love those ideas! Thanks so much for trying it out Tamara! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!


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