Healthy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

This Healthy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe is just 291 calories and always comes out perfect! Use this low calorie baked chicken breast recipe to meal prep for the week, or to serve the best chicken breast of your life for dinner tonight.

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Low Calorie Baked Chicken Breast Recipe Variations

Low Sodium Baked Chicken Breasts

You make this chicken recipe low sodium, remove the salt from the recipe and replace it with the zest of one lemon.

Low Fat Baked Chicken Breasts

You can skip the oil to make these healthy chicken breasts, though using olive oil spray only adds a very fine mist of olive oil. If you skip the olive oil, sprinkle the chicken breasts with lemon juice before covering with seasoning.

Gluten Free Baked Chicken Breasts

This recipe is already naturally gluten-free, but many spice blends do have gluten. So make your own blends to be sure you are not adding gluten.

Healthy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Low Calorie Baked Chicken Breast Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep

  • Prep – Season the chicken breasts.
  • Cover – Add to a casserole dips and cover with plastic wrap or a lid. Or place the chicken in a gallon freezer bag.
  • Refrigerate or Freeze – Will hold for 4 days in the fridge. And in the freezer for 1 month. 
  • Cook – Defrost uncooked chicken breasts overnight in the fridge if frozen. Uncover and cook as directed below (you can print out the recipe card and tape it to the top).

Leftover Storage

  • Cook – Cook as directed below, cool completely.
  • Individual or Family Servings – Add one chicken breast to a container for single serve. Or as many servings as you need for the full family for family servings. Cover and store for later. 
  • Refrigerate or Freeze – Will hold for 4 days in the fridge. And in the freezer for 1 month. 
  • Reheat – Defrost cooked chicken breasts in the fridge if frozen. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or the microwave for 3 minutes.
Healthy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

Healthy Oven Baked Chicken Breast Recipe

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Low Calorie Baked Chicken Breasts

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This Healthy Baked Chicken Breast Recipe is just 143 calories and is perfect for dinner and meal prep as well.
Special Tip: Make sure to see above for low sodium, low fat and more tips.
4.98 from 39 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course dinner, meal replacement
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 291 kcal


  • Large casserole dish


  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • Olive oil spray



  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees, spray the bottom of a large casserole dish with olive oil spray.
  • In a small bowl combine the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper then sprinkle over the chicken breasts.
  • Place the chicken breasts into the casserole dish and lightly spray the tips with olive oil spray.
  • Bake chicken breasts for 15-18 minutes. Until the juices run clear and the internal temp is 165 degrees.


Serving: 1chicken breastCalories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 1.9gProtein: 52.6gFat: 6.5gSaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 708mgPotassium: 956mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.5gCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu, healthy baked chicken breasts, Low Calorie Baked Chicken Parmesan
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About the Author

Hi, my name is Audrey Johns and I am a 4 time best selling cookbook author! All 4 of my low calorie cookbooks are published by HarperCollins (the oldest publishing house in the US!) and have been featured on prominent TV shows like The Today Show, Rachael Ray and The Doctors. I am a low calorie and healthy recipe authority and my delicious recipes are tried and loved by thousands of readers. 

After a one year 150 pound weight loss (and I’ve kept it off for 13 years!) I started sharing all of my low calorie recipes with the world. They are always all-natural and geared around weight loss and weight management. I have even made some of these recipes with my Biggest Loser pal Bob Harper! Check out my weight loss story, my best selling cookbooks, and my numerous TV appearances by clicking here.

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Article History:

  • Originally written and published July 14, 2020 by Audrey Johns
  • Most recent update on November 12, 2023 by Audrey Johns

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