Preheat oven to 425° Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easier clean up)
Coat the chicken breasts in olive oil and season generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Place chicken on baking sheet and roast in oven for 40 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165°
Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing
Do not use boneless skinless chicken breast for this recipe, it will not work.
You can add any dried spices you like; paprika, chili powder, or curry powder are all great choices!
40 minutes seems to be the sweet spot for me, in the 100's of times I have made this recipe the chicken is perfect at 40 minutes. If your split or whole chicken breasts are super small you may want to check for doneness at the 30 minute mark.