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The Best Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken takes just minutes to get in the oven for an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!

Baked chicken breasts in a pan seasoned with lemon pepper and chopped fresh parsley, surrounded by sliced lemon

Lemon Pepper Chicken is an American favorite! It’s super easy to make and only requires a handful of ingredients, one being a seasoning called lemon pepper. It’s a zesty, peppery seasoning that goes great on a wide variety of dishes. Try it with my Quick and Easy Skillet Lemon Chicken or my Easy Lemon Garlic Baked Tilapia.

What is lemon pepper seasoning made of?

Lemon pepper seasoning is made from a combination of dried lemon zest, black pepper, and salt. To make your own, simply combine 2 parts dried lemon zest to 1 part ground black pepper, and 1 part salt.

A baked chicken breast seasoned with lemon pepper and chopped fresh parley, surrounded by sliced lemon

What is a good side dish for lemon pepper chicken?

Since Lemon Pepper Chicken is super easy to make, it helps to have a super easy side dish to go with it. Here are some great easy side dish recipes that you can mix and match to go with your chicken:

A baked chicken breast seasoned with lemon pepper and chopped fresh parley, surrounded by sliced lemon
The Best Baked Lemon Pepper Check takes just minutes to get in the oven for an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Lay chicken breasts out into baking dish. Drizzle with lemon juice and rub with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon pepper, basil, oregano, and salt. Season chicken with mixture, coating all sides.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Serve hot. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and lemon slices (optional).
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Pepper Chicken
A baked chicken breast seasoned with lemon pepper and chopped fresh parley, surrounded by sliced lemon
The Best Baked Lemon Pepper Check takes just minutes to get in the oven for an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Lay chicken breasts out into baking dish. Drizzle with lemon juice and rub with olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon pepper, basil, oregano, and salt. Season chicken with mixture, coating all sides.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Serve hot. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and lemon slices (optional).
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 15.7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Pepper Chicken
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