Sheet-Pan Lemon-Pepper Chicken

Sheet-Pan Lemon-Pepper Chicken

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From:, October 2019

This easy-to-assemble combination of citrus, fresh herbs and pepper comes together quickly, uses very few dishes and leaves you time to prepare a side dish while the chicken cooks in the oven. This easy sheet-pan dinner feels like a fancy French chicken dish, but you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 large lemons
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (3 pounds total)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (from 2 garlic cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, divided


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  1. Grate zest from one lemon to equal 1 tablespoon. Cut grated lemon in half and squeeze to equal 2 tablespoons juice. Cut remaining lemon into 8 wedges. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a broiler-safe rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Stir together olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, syrup, rosemary, thyme and ½ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add chicken breasts and toss gently to coat.
  3. Place chicken breasts, skin-side up, on prepared baking sheet, and pour remaining olive oil mixture from bowl over chicken. Arrange lemon wedges around chicken.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken registers 160°F, about 40 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, increase oven temperature to high broil, and broil until skin is golden. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Let chicken rest for 10 minutes. Squeeze baked lemon wedges over chicken.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 chicken breast
  • Per serving: 400 calories; 20 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 50 g protein; 1 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 580 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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