This low carb oven roasted chicken breast recipe takes all the guesswork out of seasoning and cooking, delivering juicy, flavorful results every time! This roasted boneless chicken breast recipe is the ultimate ‘go-to’ recipe when you need something simple, elegant and flavorful. Serve it alongside roasted cauliflower and cheese sauce for the perfect keto meal.
If you are a newer home cook, learning how to expertly prepare, season, and make an oven roasted chicken breast will take you far on your culinary journey. A simply prepared chicken breast recipe is a multipurpose addition to any home cook’s repertoire. It makes a great low carb or keto addition to a salad, a hearty wrap, or it can be shredded and added to a mouth-watering zucchini chicken soup or stew.
What Temperature to Roast Chicken Breast
Roasting is a cooking method that uses a higher oven temperature which produces a dryer heat that surrounds the food and cooks it on all sides. The optimum roasting temperature for chicken breasts is 400°F.
Roasting also creates ‘carmelization’ of the fats and seasonings which stick to the skin or the flesh if the skin is removed. The optimal temperature for baking chicken is 375 or below, which means a slower cook time and often a moister result. Baking is good for pieces of chicken that may be shredded and used for another recipe, like enchiladas or soup.
How Long to Roast Chicken Breasts
Depending on how many chicken breasts are in the pan, a good rule of thumb is to roast for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature at the thickest part of 165°F.
If there are vegetables alongside the chicken, check the internal temp after about 20 minutes, since the additional heat from roasting vegetables can decrease cooking time. Be sure to let the chicken ‘rest’ once it’s been removed from the oven so the flavorful juices from the roasted in seasonings can lock in!
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This low carb chicken breast recipe takes all the guesswork out of seasoning and cooking, delivering juicy, flavorful results every time!
- 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat.
- Place chicken on a pan and bake at 400°F 22-26 minutes or until chicken has an internal temperature of 165°F.
- Allow chicken to rest a few minutes before slicing.