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Low Sodium Chicken Breast Recipe
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4.43 from 7 votes

Low Sodium Chicken Breast Recipe

This low sodium baked chicken is delicious even if it doesn’t contain any salt added. The meat is tender and juicy and can be served with a lot of sautéed veggies, mashed potatoes or rice. The recipe is easy and quick. It successfully falls into the category of the most delicious low salt chicken recipes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Resting time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breast, Chicken, Low Sodium
Servings: 2
Calories: 334kcal



  • 2 chicken breasts, skin off
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


  • Take the skin off the chicken breasts. Slice the meat using a sharp knife. Thinner cuts of meat become more tender after marinating and need a shorter resting time.
    Low Sodium Chicken Breast Recipe Steps
  • Whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dried thyme, rosemary, pepper and garlic in a bowl. Bring in the chicken breast and toss to coat well. Cover and transfer the bowl to the refrigerator. Alternatively, place all the ingredients, except for the meat, in a ziplock bag. Shake it well so all the flavors combine. Add the meat and shake again so that everything is covered in the marinade. Place the meat in the refrigerator to marinate for at least one hour.
  • Slightly grease a griddled pan or an electric grill with a little bit of oil or unsalted butter. Set the heat to high and wait until the surface is hot. This step is essential in the preparation of this salt free chicken recipe. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375F (190C).
    Low Sodium Chicken Breast Recipe Steps
  • When the pan or electric grill is hot, use tongs to place the chicken inside. Resist the urge of flipping it over or moving it in any way for exactly 90 seconds. After that, turn it on the other side. Grill for 90 additional seconds.
  • If your pan is heat-proof, transfer it to the oven. Otherwise, place the chicken into a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown on top.
    Low Sodium Chicken Breast Recipe Steps
  • Let it cool a little bit before serving.
  • Enjoy!


The result of low salt chicken recipes is an appetizing main course which can be served with various side dishes.
Baked potatoes with rosemary and butter would be my first choice.
But we can consider plenty of other ideas:
  • sautéed broccoli and cauliflower;
  • mashed potatoes;
  • veggie mix, sautéed in butter;
  • roasted veggies (beets, parsnip, carrots);
  • basmati rice;
  • curried rice;
  • zucchini fritters;
  • a huge vegetables salad.
Any of these side dishes could work and if you have other preferred food, just go for it.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 40.7g | Fat: 17.5g