How Long to Cook Boneless Chicken Breast in Oven


Boneless chicken breast is one of the easiest things to cook in the oven. It’s also one of the most versatile, as it can be prepared in a variety of ways. You can grill it, fry it, bake it or broil it—the choice is yours! Just remember that while boneless skin-on chicken breast has a richer flavor than its boneless counterpart, both require different cooking times because they’re different cuts. Boneless skinless breasts are leaner than their skin-on counterparts and don’t have much fat on them to keep them juicy during cooking. This means you need to cook them longer (and at lower temperatures) so they don’t dry out before reaching 165 degrees F internally

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • If you’re using a baking sheet, make sure it’s not too large for your chicken breasts. If the pan is too big, the heat won’t distribute evenly and your chicken will be dry or undercooked in some places. A roasting pan is ideal for this purpose because it has a rack in the bottom of it; this allows air flow around each piece of meat so that they cook evenly on all sides (and don’t get stuck to each other).

Place chicken on a foil-lined pan.


  • Use a baking pan with a rack. A baking pan that is large enough to hold the chicken in one layer, and has sides at least 1 inch high will work best. The higher sides keep the juices from spilling over into your oven and making a mess, but aren’t necessary if you plan on using aluminum foil for easy clean up (which we recommend).
  • Line the pan with foil for easy clean up: Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil before placing any ingredients on top of it so they don’t stick to it when cooking begins!

Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.

Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. This can be done up to two hours in advance, but don’t season it any sooner than that or the seasoning won’t stick to the meat as well.

Salt and pepper are your friend when cooking chicken–you should always season your meat before cooking it! It’s easy to go overboard here, so remember that less is more: a couple pinches is plenty for one pound of boneless breasts (about four pieces). If you’re not sure how much is enough, start with less than you think will fit on top of each piece; then add more if needed.

Bake for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

You can use this method to bake any type of boneless chicken breast, including whole or halved breasts. The cooking time may vary slightly depending on how thick your meat is and what size pan you use, but it should still be between 20 and 25 minutes.

If you’re nervous about undercooking or overcooking your meat, use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature before removing from the oven. When cooked through (165 degrees F), take out of oven and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing into strips or cubes for sandwiches, salads and other dishes.

You can make boneless chicken breast in the oven if you follow these steps

If you want to make boneless chicken breast in the oven, follow these steps:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 Celsius).
  • Season your boneless chicken breast with salt and pepper before cooking it–this will add flavor and help keep the meat moist while baking. However, if you’re using a marinade or sauce for this purpose instead of just salt and pepper alone then go ahead and use that instead!


If you want to cook boneless chicken breast in the oven, all you need is an oven-safe pan, some seasoning and 20 minutes of your time. Cooking this way is a great way to save calories since there’s no oil needed for cooking!

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