Baked Lemon Chicken Breast

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Parvulus

A delicious way to prepare chicken that any "lemon pepper" chicken seasoning doesn't come close to. Be aware: this recipe serves many.

Top Review by Mackabee

I liked the overall idea so I ran with it. I sauteed the onions in butter with a little garlic first instead of boiling it with the liquids. After the onions were translucent I then added lemon juice (1/2 cup instead of 1/4), the zest of one lemon, and chicken stock (which the recipe says add stock, but it's not in the ingredient list. I used 1/2 cup). I brought it to a boil then poured it over the chicken. I added fresh lemon slices. In a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, they were a bit overcooked. I should have used a temperature probe. I drained the liquid, onions and lemons into a pan and reduced it. I added a little cornstarch to thicken it a bit. We spooned some of the sauce over the chicken and tossed the rest with cooked linguine. I was really surprised at how good it was. We like VERY lemony chicken though so my alterations are towards that flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme.
  3. Lay chicken pieces into a 11" x 13" baking pan. Sprinkle seasonings over chicken.
  4. Combine onions, stock, and lemon juice in a sauce pan. Heat to a boil.
  5. Pour hot lemon mixture around chicken.
  6. Slice lemon into thin circular slices. Top chicken piece with a lemon slice.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes at 400 F, until golden brown and juices are clear colored.

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