Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Crispy skinned roasted chicken breast. Yummo. Based on boneless breasts weighing about 250g each. Better still if you can get it on the bone. In the last few years getting chicken breast on the bone has been very hard to say the least so now I buy a small chicken (about 1.2k to 1.5k) and quarter it (use back to make stock) and cook for about 30 to 35 minutes in a baking tray. For a larger chicken 1.75k to 2k (you will have to up the garlic butter mix) you will need about 45 to 50 minutes. Down the temperature by about 5 to 10 degree C for fan forced ovens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius.
  2. Mix butter and garlic together.
  3. Gently pull skin back on the chicken breast but do not remove. Spread 1/4 of butter/garlic mixture over meat.
  4. Pull skin back over, sprinkle paprika on the top of the skin, then place breasts on a baking tray lined with baking paper (don't need baking paper if using breasts on the bone).
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with other 3 breasts.
  6. Put in the oven and bake for 30 minutes (35 to 40 if on the bone).


Most Helpful

Not sure what we liked better how crispy the skin turned out or how moist and flavorful the meat was. The easy of this recipe was an added bonus. We rarely buy chicken with the skin on so was shocked this morning when the only skin on chicken I could get was thighs. Baked at 355 F for 35 minutes, thanks for the keeper of a recipe.

Debbwl October 26, 2013

180 c = about 350 f. bone in like 50 mins

mjbates3 February 10, 2012

I am always on a lookout for split chicken breast recipes and this one was a huge hit. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

Katanashrp February 07, 2012

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