Looking for an easy to make, light and fresh-tasting meal? Grab a couple of lemons, herbs, and olive oil and and check out this recipe for Lemon Roasted Chicken!
Lemon Roasted Chicken
Recipe Inspired by The Comfort of Cooking
4 lbs. chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
2 lemons, one juiced, one sliced
1/2 of a red onion, sliced
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste
fresh sprigs of thyme or rosemary (optional)
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix olive oil, juice from one lemon, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, and salt & pepper. Rub chicken breasts with mixture and place in a baking dish. Place sliced lemons, sliced red onions and any fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme on top if desired. Bake uncovered for about 35-40 minutes until internal temp reaches 165 degrees, and juices run clear. (Note: You can also use chicken pieces bone in with skin – just add about 15-20 minutes more baking time). Garnish with additional fresh herbs if desired. Serves about 6.
Serve with roasted veggies, and or potatoes. On this day, I paired this chicken with roasted Brussels sprouts and a big salad. Such an easy and flavorful meal! Enjoy.