Lemon Roasted Chicken Recipe
Looking for an easy to make, light and fresh-tasting meal? Grab a couple of lemons, herbs, and olive oil and check out this recipe for Lemon Roasted Chicken!
Lemon Roasted Chicken
yield: 6 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 35 MINUTES
total time: 45 MINUTES
Easy lemon roasted chicken recipe that is full of citrus flavor! 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.