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Easy Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Breast is a quick and healthy meal that is oh, so delicious! It is perfect for busy weeknights, and everyone in the family will love it!

Baked Chicken Breasts in a white baking dish topped with lemon slices and chopped parsley.

Chicken is perfect for a quick meal and healthy protein. It can be dressed up in so many different ways, and we have certainly gone about trying them all! We love this baked lemon herb recipe because it takes practically zero prep time, yet tastes like we spent hours in the kitchen. That slight tang from the lemon with the heat of lemon pepper mix beautifully together, and it is certainly a mystery how we could possibly get so much flavor out of such a simple recipe.

Juicy Chicken Tip:

The secret to a juicy baked chicken breast is to cook it at a high temperature, blasting it with heat over a short period of time. Use a meat thermometer for 100% accuracy to ensure you don’t over-bake and dry out the chicken. 

Chicken Options: 

Chicken thighs and drumsticks bake beautifully when prepared this way. All you’ll need to adjust is potentially the cooking time. No matter which cut of chicken you use, you’ll want to make sure it still reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Lemon Slices in Easy Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Breast:

Not only do the lemons add amazing flavor to the chicken, but they taste amazing themselves. Try one and fall in love with the intense lemon flavor!

Make Ahead Instructions: 

You can make the marinade up to 8 hours ahead. We like to start it in the morning so it can marinate all day, leaving us to simply put it in the oven to bake!

Close up view of Baked Chicken Breasts in a white pan topped with lemon slices and parsley.

Storage and Reheating Instructions: 

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warmed through. 

If you’re looking for some other easy and delicious chicken recipes, here are some that you will love:

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

Baked Chicken Breasts in a white baking dish topped with lemon slices and chopped parsley.
Easy Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Breast is a quick meal that is healthy and oh so delicious! It is perfect for busy schedules or just because it is so good!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley (optional)
  • Place chicken breasts in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Pour in lemon juice, olive oil, lemon pepper, basil, oregano, and salt. Shake it a bit so that all the chicken gets covered.
  • Let marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and place in a 9x13 pan. Discard any remaining marinade. Place lemon slices on top.
  • Cook chicken for 18-20 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Serve hot. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley (optional).
If you want to add a little color to your chicken breast, once they are done baking, switch the setting on your oven to broil. Allow the chicken to broil for 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned. 


Serving: 1chicken breast | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 511mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 202IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Chicken Breast
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