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Baked Lemon Chicken
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr

Baked Lemon Chicken breasts are an easy and flavor-packed way to spice up an ordinary chicken dinner. Use leftover sauce to drizzle on top before serving!

Course: Mains
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to cook bone-in chicken, lemon chicken recipe, roasted chicken breast recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 366 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 14 votes
overhead photo of baked lemon chicken breast on a grey plate topped with parsley
  • 1.25 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium organic lemons washed and thinly sliced
  • 3 pounds bone-in skinless chicken breasts (usually 4 to 6 pieces)
  • parsley for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Begin by combining salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, cumin and olive oil until well mixed.

  2. Wash lemons and thinly slice.

  3. Place chicken breasts bone side down in a glass baking dish. Evenly coat with spice mixture and then top with lemon slices.

  4. Bake uncovered for 50 to 55 minutes until chicken breasts reach an internal temperature of 165F. Remove the chicken breasts from the baking dish to a serving platter. Collect the pan juices and serve alongside the chicken as a sauce. Top chicken with a bit of chopped parsley, Serve and Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Lemon Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 600mg26%
Potassium 449mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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