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Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

The tangy and spicy sauce on this baked chicken breast recipe is a new family favorite. You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry and fridge!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 415.54kcal


  • 2 ½ pounds chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder or red pepper flakes


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Lightly salt and pepper the chicken breasts.
  • Whisk olive oil, mustard, balsamic vinegar, sugar, garlic, and chili in a bowl.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and toss to combine.
  • Place the chicken in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Roast until the chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes. If they are not ready, continue roasting and checking the temperature every 5 minutes.
  • Remove the baking dish from the oven, cover with aluminum foil, and let the chicken rest for 10 minutes.


  • You can store it sliced or shredded in the fridge for easy salads and lunch wraps for the entire week.
  • Line your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup!
  • This recipe will also work well with chicken thighs if you prefer.


Calories: 415.54kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.98g | Protein: 60.59g | Fat: 16.29g | Saturated Fat: 2.83g | Cholesterol: 181.44mg | Sodium: 377.4mg | Potassium: 1060.96mg | Fiber: 0.28g | Sugar: 1.65g | Vitamin A: 159.17IU | Vitamin C: 4.34mg | Calcium: 19.61mg | Iron: 1.21mg