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The Best Oven Baked Chicken

The secret to getting the best oven baked chicken begins with the marinade. This marinade recipe is packed with herbs, olive oil and fresh juice.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine chicken, healthy
Keyword easy recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
marinating time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4



  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano minced or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley minced and lightly packed or 4 teaspoons dried parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh basil minced and lightly packed or 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • 4 8 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Fresh parsley finely chopped, for garnish, optional


  1. Add all marinade ingredients to a medium bowl and whisk until completely combined.
  2. Add chicken to large resealable bag. Pour marinade over chicken, seal. Place in refrigerator to chill up to 4 hours.
  3. Remove from refrigerator and set at room temperature, 20-30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Set out 13x9 baking dish and lightly drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Place chicken in baking dish and discard marinade.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F
  7. Remove from oven and let chicken rest 5 minutes before slicing
  8. Slice and serve immediately. Store leftovers in refrigerator in airtight container