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Brined and Baked Chicken Breasts
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3.84 from 6 votes

Brined and Baked Chicken Breasts

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Pam Nelson


  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp whole peppercorns
  • 4  cloves of garlic  smashed
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts extra fat trimmed
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste


  • Combine the water, kosher salt, peppercorns, and garlic cloves together in an 8" square baking dish. Stir until the salt dissolves in the water.
  • Add the chicken breasts and let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Rinse the chicken breasts, pat them dry with a paper towel then season both sides with garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  • Place into the baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is at an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Remove from the oven and let the meat rest for 5-7 minutes. Slice and serve. Enjoy.