Chicken Breast (Split Chicken Breast) - Bone In Skin On

Prep Time

5 min

Cooking Time

1 hour


  • 2-3 lbs split chicken breast
  • melted butter / coconut oil / lard for brushing
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic or onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or paprika, if you prefer)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wash the chicken breast and pat dry with a paper towel
  3. Use your hands (or a brush) to coat the skin lightly with coconut oil or melted butter
  4. Season (on both sides) with the kosher salt, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper-  to taste
  5. Roast on a rack or tin broiler pan for 1 hour
  6. Let sit 10 minutes and serve!


This is an extraordinarily simple way to cook split chicken breast and it always comes out tender and delicious. It’s a house favorite around here!