Lemon Chicken

Ready in 45 minutes

If your chicken needs a lift in taste, try adding lemon!

"This was delicious. I thickend the juice left from the cooked chicken with some butter and a little flour and served it over pasta. A great, easy dinner that packs in a lot of flavor. "

- CandiceSteele

Top-ranked recipe named "Lemon Chicken"

3.9 avg, 15 review(s) 80% would make again


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1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 clove Garlic; crushed through a press
pinch Salt
pinch Black Pepper; freshly ground
4 large Boneless chicken breast halves; (1 1/2 lbs total)
1 teaspoon Fresh thyme leaves; stripped from stem, or 1/4 tspoon dried
4 small slices Lemon; thin

Original recipe makes 4



Preheat oven to 400 (F). Combine the oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a shallow baking dish. Add the chicken and turn in the oil until coated. Arrange smooth side down and sprinkle with half of the thyme. Arrange the lemon slices around the chicken.

Bake the chicken 8 minutes. Turn the chicken smooth side up. Place a lemon slice on each piece of the chicken and sprinkle with remaining thyme. Bake until the center is no longer pink (about 8-10 min.).

Do not over cook. Serve warm or at room temperature with the pan juices spooned on top.

Use more lemon if desired.


Spice up your chicken dinner with lemon


Added on Award Medal

On spaghetti with green beams. photo by Sponchey Sponchey

photo by CandiceSteele CandiceSteele

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cjbrayton83 7 months ago
My 10yr old Daughter asked for seconds. Very simple and I served it over fried spaghetti.
christinelogan 11 month ago
poindextrose 1 year ago
dclegg 1 year ago
I loved this recipe! I added a little lemon juice in the baking dish as it cooked-that was just enough lemon flavor!
christinaking 2 years ago
Cooking time was longer than suggested, but still was very tasty
TTopper 2 years ago
Awesome dish!
Mlemming9 2 years ago
This had such good reviews, I was disappointed to find it was quite bland. I'm not planning to try it again, but if I did, I would use much more lemon.
CarolMinter 2 years ago
suconcon 3 years ago
Very good recipe! Kids loved it, super easy to make and will do so again. Would add more than just a pinch of salt though.
tchen1019 3 years ago
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