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.

Julia Levy
Source: EatingWell.com, December 2019


Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • 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; protein 34.8g 70% DV; carbohydrates 7.1g 2% DV; dietary fiber 1.4g 6% DV; sugars 3.2g; fat 13.3g 21% DV; saturated fat 5.2g 26% DV; cholesterol 109.2mg 36% DV; vitamin a iu 212.4IU 4% DV; vitamin c 23.7mg 40% DV; folate 8.1mcg 2% DV; calcium 43.1mg 4% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 38mg 14% DV; potassium 350.1mg 10% DV; sodium 447.6mg 18% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 10% DV; added sugar 3g.

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