Easy Baked Lemon Chicken

Create a healthy meal with this recipe featuring lemon chicken.

Fresh baked chicken with lemon slices

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 4


3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbsp. butter
1 cup chicken broth
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. dried basil
½ tsp. dried thyme
4 lemon slices
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
Hot cooked rice, optional


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour and pepper and then place chicken in the bowl.
  2. Set the remaining flour mixture aside.
  3. In a skillet, brown chicken in oil and then transfer to an ungreased 9-inch square baking dish.
  4. In a saucepan, sauté onion in butter
  5. Add reserved flour mixture to the saucepan and stir to form a thick paste
  6. Gradually add broth, lemon juice, basil, and thyme and mix well.
  7. Bring to a boil and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  8. Pour mixture over chicken in the square pan.
  9. Top each chicken with a lemon slice and sprinkle parsley.
  10. Cover and bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until the juices run clear.
  11. Serve over rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per Serving): Calories: 312 cal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 353mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g

Related: Baked Zucchini Fries

Reference: “Baked Lemon Chicken.” Taste of Home, https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/baked-lemon-chicken/.

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