Looking for a quick, easy dinner? This baked lemon-pepper chicken recipe is it. Chicken breasts are cooked in a skillet, then finished in the oven with lemon slices that soften and become part of the sauce, with a touch of maple syrup and butter to carry the flavor. It's so simple and delicious, you'll be making this healthy dinner again and again. Source: EatingWell.com, December 2019

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

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  • Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken; cook, undisturbed, until the underside is golden brown, about 4 minutes. Flip the chicken; arrange lemon slices around the chicken in the pan.

  • Transfer the skillet to the oven; bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of meat registers 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer the chicken to a platter. Add lemon juice and maple syrup to the pan. Add butter, 1 piece at a time, stirring until it melts into the sauce. Stir in pepper and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Drizzle the sauce over the chicken.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; 13.3 g total fat; 5.2 g saturated fat; 109 mg cholesterol; 448 mg sodium. 350 mg potassium; 7.1 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 34.8 g protein; 212 IU vitamin a iu; 24 mg vitamin c; 8 mcg folate; 43 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 38 mg magnesium; 3 g added sugar;

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