Juicy Baked (Roasted) Chicken

  • chicken breast (Costco)
  • oregano flakes
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic powder
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees in bake or convection bake mode
  2. rinse chicken breast
  3. line baking tray with aluminum foil
  4. cut sheet of aluminum foil to wrap chicken and place on counter
  5. place chicken in center of aluminum foil sheet
  6. slit the chicken breast every 1 inch
  7. baste both sides of chicken breast with olive oil (it’s okay to be generous with the olive oil – it’s good for you)
  8. sprinkle seasonings in the following order
    1. salt
    2. pepper
    3. garlic powder
    4. smoked paprika
    5. oregano flakes
  9. repeat step 8 on other side of chicken breast
  10. insert the baking thermometer probe into the center of the thickest part of the chicken breast
  11. wrap chicken in aluminum foil

Bonus: Roasted Tomatoes

  1. get Campari tomatoes at Costco
  2. cut tomatoes into quarters and place on tray
  3. sprinkle salt, pepper, oregano on tomatoes

Bonus: Roasted Jalapenos

  1. slice a jalapeno pepper and place on tray
  2. sprinkle salt on the pepper

Bonus: Roasted Potatoes

  1. get the baby creamer tomatoes (prewashed at Costco)
  2. pour some olive oil in a small bowl and using your hand, wet a handful of potatoes in the olive oil
  3. place the potatoes on a baking tray
  4. sprinkle salt, pepper and rosemary to taste (optionally: baste potatoes in minced garlic or sprinkle on some garlic powder)
  1. set the thermometer to beep when it reaches 155 degrees
  2. place the tray in the oven
  3. when the thermometer beeps, take tray out and leave alone for 5 minutes

When cutting the chicken, always sharpen your knife first as it make cleaner cuts.

  1. while the chicken is resting for 5 minutes, eat the roasted tomato and pepper before they get cold
  2. after 5 minutes, slice the chicken breast and eat it along with the potatoes