baked lemon chicken with parsley on a white plate

Baked Lemon Chicken

baked lemon chicken with parsley on a white plate

Make this delicious baked lemon chicken for the whole family to share. Shop our 1 Day Meat Sale this Saturday May 4th and get huge savings on chicken breasts. It’s the perfect recipe to celebrate an amazing deal! Visit our Weekly Ad to learn more.

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2 garlic cloves, minced

1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1½ teaspoons lemon zest

½ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1¼ pounds)

1 small lemon

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

Chopped fresh parsley leaves for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 375°. In small bowl, whisk together garlic, lemon juice, oil, lemon zest, paprika, salt and pepper. Place chicken in large zip-top plastic bag; pour lemon mixture into bag. Seal bag, pressing out excess air. Massage ingredients in bag to combine; marinate 10 minutes.

From lemon, cut four ¼-inch-thick slices. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. In large oven-safe skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook 3 to 5 minutes until 1 side is browned. Remove skillet from heat; turn chicken breasts and top with lemon slices. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken loses its pink color throughout and internal temperature reaches 165°. Transfer chicken to plate; keep warm.

Place skillet over medium-high heat. To deglaze pan, use chicken broth. With wooden spoon, scrape browned bits from bottom of skillet. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until broth is reduced by half. To serve, spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 216 Calories, 8g Fat (3g Saturated), 80mg Cholesterol, 278mg Sodium, 3g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 25g Protein