Healthy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

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Makes 2.5 pounds of chicken breasts

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5-7 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2.5 pounds)
1/4 cup kosher salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


Southwest Rub
Makes enough for 7 pounds of chicken breasts

2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

First, mix ¼ cup kosher salt in a large bowl with 1 quart of warm water. Immerse chicken breasts in salted water for 15 minutes and then rinse.

Heat oven to 450 F. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and put on a rimmed baking sheet or a 9x13 casserole sprayed with non-stick spray.

Make Southwest rub by mixing cumin, paprika, garlic powder, chipotle powder, salt, and cinnamon in a small bowl.

Brush chicken on both sides with the olive oil and them rub the spice mixture on both sides. Store extra spice mixture in a tightly sealed container at room temperature for future use.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until the chicken registers the internal temperature of 165 F. Let rest for 5 minutes and serve.

Nutrition Facts

One breast is 163 calories, 6.4 g fat, 1.9 g saturated fat, 0.3 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 25.4 g protein, 0 g fiber, 234 mg sodium, 1 SmartPts

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