If you've been tasked with providing food for a large party -- or if you run a catering operation and are looking for new meal options -- baked chicken breasts are a great choice. People love chicken breasts because they are lean and tender. They don't require a lot of prep work, and they're simple to serve. Here are two baked chicken breast recipes that are great for large parties. 

Zesty Lemon and Rosemary Chicken Breasts

Serve these baked chicken breasts alongside baked potatoes and some roasted veggies. Thanks to an overnight marinating step, they are bursting with flavor. The recipe is easily doubled or tripled if you have a larger crowd to cook for.


  • 20 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 cups canned chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Pound the chicken breasts with a meat mallet until they are a uniform 1/2 inch in thickness. Lay them out in a large pan or container that has a lid. Combine the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl, and stir to combine. Pour over the chicken. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator overnight, turning it over once during this time.  

The next day, drain away most of the marinade except for about 1/2 cup. Spread the chicken breasts and this 1/2 cup of liquid out on a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 - 30 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.

Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Breasts

These baked chicken breasts don't even have to marinate, so they're a great choice when you're short on time. Serve them with a sweet side dish such as baked beans or sweet potato fries.


  • 20 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Pound the chicken breasts out to 1/2 inch in thickness. Season them with the cayenne pepper and onion powder, and then place them on a baking sheet. Drizzle the chicken with the canola oil. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

While the chicken is baking, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, and garlic in a saucepan, and heat just until the sugar dissolves. Pour this mixture over the chicken, and bake for another 10 - 15 minutes.

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