Total time: 30 minutes Prep: 10 minutes Bake: 20 minutes
2 raw boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb total weight)
Olive oil cooking spray
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp paprika
Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking dish with foil and spray it with olive oil nonstick spray.
Spray both sides of each chicken breast half with olive oil spray and sprinkle with the seasonings. Place in baking dish.
Bake for 10 minutes, flip to the other side, lightly spray again and bake for 8-10 more minutes, or until juices run clear when pierced with a fork (it’s fine to make a small slit in the thickest part and see if it’s done!). NOTE: Sometimes you'll get really large chicken breasts at the store – total weight 2 pounds – in this case baking them 15 minutes on each side is just right. Of course, the best way to make sure they are done is to use an instant-read thermometer. It should read 165°F when inserted into the thickest part.
Transfer to a platter. Loosely cover with foil and allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing.