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Easy Roasted Split Chicken Breast

This easy roasted split chicken breast will be a go-to on your weekly menu. It's a family favorite with versatile uses. Mix up the seasonings to go with the rest of your dinner.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Servings 4 people


  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika or try thyme
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or try onion powder
  • 2.5 - 3 pounds split chicken breast (bone-in, skin on chicken breast)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • Place chicken in a roasting pan, large baking dish, or a baking sheet lined with parchment or foil for easier clean up (optional).
  • Drizzle the olive oil on both sides of the chicken, using your hands or a brush to coat it thoroughly. Sprinkle with the salt, paprika, and garlic powder mixture (or other seasoning) on both sides. (You can also carefully spread the seasoning under the skin, especially if you aren't planning on eat the skin.)
  • Bake for 40-55 minutes, until the oven thermometer registers 165 degrees F. Remove and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
Keyword chicken, chicken breast