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Baked Lemon Chicken

My Baked Lemon Chicken is an easy, delicious dish for dinner any day of the week.  Paleo friendly, Dairy Free and Gluten Free and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Baked Lemon Chicken 30 minute recipe

Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe with A Healthy Life For Me.  We all like to spend time with friends and family and one of the most enjoyable ways to do that is over a delicious meal.  The dinner table is the perfect place where we can sit down take a deep breath enjoy the company of those we hold dearest to our heart and hear about how their day went.

To really be able to do this on a regular basis you need to have delicious recipes that are not fussy to pull together.

I am sharing my Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe today because GE asked me to be part of their Weeknight Kitchen campaign.  Where I will help promote the importance of the weeknight dinner by sharing one of my families favorite 30-minute recipes, in hopes that it will help make it easier for you to be able to find the time to sit down and enjoy a delicious homemade dinner with those you love.

I not only enjoy this recipe because it is ready in 30 minutes, but because it is short on ingredients and allows you to make a moist chicken in no time.  Great for a weeknight family dinner but fancy enough to serve to guests.  I like to serve on top of roasted Brussels sprouts, with a side of Quinoa or Rice.  The whole meal can easily be pulled together stress-free in one half hour.  To find even more delicious weeknight recipes head over to the food network weeknight kitchen page.

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Baked Lemon Chicken

3.50 from 4 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 organic boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 organic lemon juiced and 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup White Wine
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 °
  • Place garlic, olive oil, Italian seasoning and lemon juice, and wine in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place chicken breasts in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
  • Drizzle olive oil mix over top.
  • Sprinkle grated lemon zest, salt and pepper over top and place squeezed lemons along side of chicken breasts.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and place in oven and bake for 20 minutes or until chickens internal temperature reaches 160°F.


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18 comments on “Baked Lemon Chicken”

  1. What should I grease this with since I can’t have gluten or dairy and I’m trying to lose weight? Also I know this may be a stupid question but what is a lemon zest and how do you make that?

  2. 3 stars
    I made this tonight for the first time. The only thing I didn’t care for was the Italian seasoning. Next time I may back off a little and just add less. I feel like it kind of overpowers the dish, but that’s just my opinion! My chicken was very moist.

    1. Seasoning is definitely a personal flavor. I try to write my recipes with a medium amount of seasoning, so that my readers can adjust as needed.

    1. Lisa, use an inexpensive white wine that you would enjoy drinking. The flavor of your wine will intensify in the cooking so you want to make sure it is something you enjoy the taste of.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight. All I have to say is WOW! Simple, moist and DELISH. So much flavor, so I am not sure what other comments are saying, this is a winner and I will definitely make this again. THANK YOU for the recipe!!! :))

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made this multiple times for many different people and everyone has loved it! The chicken always turns out super moist, and the extra liquid is really yummy mixed in with rice. It also heats up really well if you have leftovers.

    I have no idea why other reviewers are having trouble with this recipe – I find it really easy, and you can prep most of it ahead of time, so it’s great for dinner parties when you don’t want to be cooking all night. I usually serve it with a side of veggies and rice or quinoa seasoned with garlic and herbs. Yum!

    1. Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me
      Amy Stafford

      So glad to hear that you have had success Claudia, and thank you for sharing! Keep enjoying.

  5. I made this tonight. The chicken was nice and moist, but there was a bitter taste to it (mostly in the liquid). I was wondering if you might know why. I want to make it again, but obviously avoid the bitterness.

    1. Not sure Jennifer, could be the wine. Did it have a bit of bitter flavor before you cooked with it?

    2. When zesting lemon you have to be careful you don’t hit the white part of rind at all or you will end up with very bitter taste.

      1. Hey Monica,
        Yes you always want to stay away from the pith of any citrus, which is the white part of the rind. Thanks for sharing your tip.

  6. 1 star
    Followed directions exactly and got rubber chicken. Steaming chicken in juices does not end up with good results. And, there was absolutely no flavor. I used a big fresh lemon and zest, and not flavor. Sorry. At least I have my left-over wine.

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