Line your cutting board with a paper towel, and lay out the chicken breasts. With your kitchen shears or a sharp knife, trim the chicken breast removing fat, chunky pieces that hang off, and the tip on the end that tends to become overly dry.
Preheat your oven to 400° F
On medium heat on the stovetop, heat a grill pan or oven-proof skillet.
For increased moisture, apply olive oil to each side with a brush. Use the seasoning blend of your choice on each side of the breast as well.
Place the breasts in the heated pan with the smooth side facing down. Allow the chicken to cook for three minutes, and then flip it. Place the entire chicken pan into the pre-heated oven. The sear on the chicken will make a remarkable difference to the tenderness.
Allow the chicken to roast for 15-20 minutes. With a meat thermometer, make sure that the chicken breasts reach an internal temperature of 155-160 degrees. (see notes with additional tips & cautionary note)
While you prepare healthy vegetable sides, let your chicken breasts rest. In the resting process, the juices in the meat will enhance the flavor of your meal. Don’t check doneness by cutting the chicken; use a thermometer to prevent unnecessary drying out of your protein.