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Baked Lemon Chicken

Baked Lemon Chicken is a fresh and delicious springtime recipe. You will love the sweet and tangy lemon sauce over perfectly baked chicken!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, dinner, lemon
Servings: 4
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Kelsey Crist



  • Zest 2 of the lemons to get approximately 2 teaspoons of lemon zest.  Then juice the same 2 lemons to get approximately 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. 
  • Cut ends off of the 3rd lemon, then slice to get 4 full lemon slices to garnish the chicken breasts, as pictured.
  • Mix chicken broth, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the skillet and brown each side (about 2-3 minutes per side).
  • Place chicken in a buttered 9x13 casserole dish. Pour lemon sauce evenly over chicken. 
  • Place a lemon slice on top of each chicken breast.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Every 10 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and spoon sauce over chicken. Internal temperature of the chicken should reach 165 degrees.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 861mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg