Baked Chicken Recipe

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Baked chicken is a healthy and easy-to-prepare dish that is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. With a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time in the oven, you can enjoy juicy, tender, and flavorful chicken that is both satisfying and delicious. Here’s a classic recipe for baked chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or basil (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and herbs (if using).
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  4. Place the chicken in a baking dish and pour the mixture over the chicken, making sure each piece is evenly coated.
  5. Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  6. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

This simple baked chicken recipe is perfect for a quick and easy dinner that the whole family will enjoy. Serve it with a side of roasted vegetables or a simple salad for a complete meal. You can also add other ingredients to the marinade, such as honey, Dijon mustard, or soy sauce, to add extra flavor and variety to this classic dish.

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