italian baked chicken

Italian Baked Chicken Breast (+70 Healthy Chicken Breast Recipes)

Italian Baked Chicken Breast is a quick and easy way to get super flavorful, juicy chicken breast! First, marinate your chicken breast in a homemade Italian marinade and then bake it to perfection.

Prep: 40 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutes
Fat 15 Carbs 4 Protein 26
Yield 4 1x


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil 


  1. First, combine all ingredients (but the chicken breast) in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. 
  2. Place chicken breast into a glass container or gallon-size bag. Then, pour the marinade on top of the chicken, making sure it is covered.
  3. Let chicken marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes, or for best results, for 24 hours.
  4. When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375ºF and spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Then, transfer all of the contents of your bag (including the marinade) into a 9×9-inch baking dish. 
  5. Bake chicken breasts at 375ºF for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.
  6. Remove chicken breast from the oven and then place it onto a plate. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes before serving. 
  7. Enjoy immediately. 

Tips & Notes

  • Storage: let baked chicken breast cool completely and then transfer into an airtight container. Store in the rerigeraor for up to 3-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 246 Sugar: 3 Fat: 15 Carbohydrates: 4 Fiber: 0 Protein: 26
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DinnerMethod: OvenCuisine: ItalianDiet: Gluten Free

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