Juicy Baked Chicken Breast

Prep for Brining: (If your chicken is pre-brined, skip to step 2.) In a large bowl, dissolve 1/4 cup kosher salt in 1 quart of warm water. Submerge the chicken breasts for 15 minutes to brine. 

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Set your oven to a hot 450°F and get out a large baking dish ready for the chicken.

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Brush the chicken with melted butter or olive oil (this helps give a golden finish). Mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika in a bowl, then sprinkle over the chicken breasts evenly.

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Bake the chicken for 16-18 minutes, or until the internal temperature hits 165°F. If you like a crispier top, broil on high for the last few minutes.

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Full recipe & nutritional info on bakedbree.com