4.88 from 8 votes
"No Work" Baked Chicken
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This "No Work" Baked Chicken is an easy to prep dinner recipe that's full of flavor and perfect for busy weeknights!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken breasts, easy dinner
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 203.6 kcal
Author: Blair
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts*
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons less sodium soy sauce
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together maple syrup, mustard, and soy sauce.
  3. Place chicken in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray (I used an 11 x 7-inch baking dish, but any similar size is fine). Sprinkle chicken with a little bit of salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. Pour sauce over chicken and toss to make sure that each piece of chicken is well coated. Place sprigs of fresh herbs in the dish (tucked alongside the chicken).
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. Remove herbs from dish and discard. Be sure to spoon plenty of the delicious pan sauce over the chicken and garnish with additional herbs, if desired, before serving!

Recipe Notes

*I used 5 small chicken breasts that totaled 24 ounces. These small pieces of chicken were cooked through in about 25-30 minutes. If you are using larger pieces of chicken, you will need to increase the baking time to 35-40 minutes (or more).

Nutrition Facts
"No Work" Baked Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 5-ounce chicken breast with 2 tablespoons sauce)
Calories 203.6 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.7g3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Cholesterol 79.2mg26%
Sodium 494.2mg21%
Potassium 378mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 9.6g11%
Protein 31.2g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.