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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:

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe, including tips and tricks along the way. 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 YouTubeFacebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

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
  • 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
  • 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).


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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Jana Ahl-Hamilton

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I’m determined to have a repertoire of recipes that are delicious & easy, and this will be one of them.
(I used lg. package of thighs) The lemon slices and parsley (only had dried) at the end made it extra yummy! My husband just heated up a piece for breakfast!? Thank you for the helpful video tutorials, too!

Jana Ahl-Hamilton

Here I am, reading this recipe and found my previous comment! I forgot how good this was, and I was referring to her Step 5. (Optional) I think it helped knock it out of park! Thx, again?‍♀️

Nina Carder

Thank you for your friendly smiling face which I like seeing often with your recipes. SI feel like I have a friend every time!

Lynda Kalb

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Thank you, Rachel for helping us get through this horrendous coronavirus scare. I make your recipes, which are always the best! So far I’ve had all the ingredients due to a well-stocked pantry and freezer. I look forward to your emails!
God bless you and your family!

Marie Christensen

5 stars
This dish was delicious, and so easy!! I love having the video along with the recipe. The chicken was so moist and the flavor was excellent. My family devoured it … no leftovers tonight!

Michelle Mc

Delicious & easy lemon pepper chicken recipe that I’ve finally found! I will be making this again.

Laniakia Johnson

The Lemon Pepper Chicken. recipe was delicious! My entire family enjoyed it!!

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SCRUMPTIOUS! Chicken w/lemons is a terrific flavor combination. We love the lemon slices after they roast. This dish is easy, quick & delicious. It’s always a hit here, even with the kiddoes. 🙂


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THANK YOU!! Finally a chicken recipe besides dumplings my kid loves, and I mean LOVES!! He raves over how how good this is when I make it…Thank you Rachel!!! You satisfied a teen boys picky pallet for chicken and this Mom’s desire to find excellent recipes!!


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Excellent! I never leave reviews but this was so easy and delicious! Thank you!

Mary Lee Lux

I have chicken tenders on hand and want to use this recipe. How long should I cook them, please and thank you. Always look forward to what you have for us next. Thank you.

Freddie Boston

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My family love this recipe. My daughter told her friends. She said mom, I can prepare this dish every day of the week. It’s the bomb!


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LOVED this recipe! Not only was it quick and easy it was flavorful and delicious! I used a little less oregano and basil as i find they can quickly overwhelm a dish, otherwise followed the recipe. Definitely a keeper!


This is really good and easy to make!!


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I have an option for you. My family prefers dark meat so i use thighs. I put on some lemon juice and some soy sauce then dried lemon crystals (from the spice shelves) and some grinds of pepper. I bake 10 minutes, turn the chicken over and reseason then bake for 30 minutes. Then turn the chicken over again and cook another 10-15 minutes. Delish! and the pan juice is terrific on white rice or make it into gravy for potatoes.


I admit I haven’t made this recipe. I want to share my Lemon Pepper Chicken recipe. I started making Lemon Pepper Chicken many years ago when I could get Lemon Pepper on the Herb & Spice shelves. Then no one makes Lemon Pepper anymore, they make lemon pepper with salt and various herbs. so…I do the following: I use dark meat chicken, trimmed, and, on the under side, pour on a little lemon juice and soy sauce then, sprinkle on ground black pepper and Crystalized Lemon (from the Herb & Spice shelf). Bake then 20 mins. then turn and reseason.… Read more »

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