Juicy Baked (Roasted) Chicken

Ingredients
  • chicken breast (Costco)
  • oregano flakes
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic powder
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Preparation
  1. preheat oven to 450 degrees in bake or convection bake mode
  2. rinse chicken breast
  3. place on baking tray
  4. baste both sides of chicken breast (it’s okay to be generous with the olive oil – it’s good for you)
  5. sprinkle seasonings in the following order
    1. salt
    2. pepper
    3. garlic powder
    4. smoked paprika
    5. oregano flakes
  6. repeat step 4 on other side of chicken breast

Bonus: Roasted Tomatoes

  1. cut tomatoes into quarters and place on tray
  2. 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)
Cooking
  1. Insert the baking thermometer probe into the center of the thickest part of the chicken breast
  2. set the thermometer to beep when it reaches 165 degrees
  3. place the tray in the oven
  4. set the oven timer to 25 minutes
  5. 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.

Eating
  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