Baked Lemon Chicken

Baked Lemon Chicken
Serves 4
Easy and delicious and it's gluten free!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
226 calories
2 g
96 g
12 g
27 g
6 g
111 g
656 g
0 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
111g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226
Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
18%
Saturated Fat 6g
32%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 96mg
32%
Sodium 656mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
1%
Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
2%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, that have been pounded to even thickness
  2. 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  3. 3 tablespoons melted butter
  4. 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  5. 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  6. 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  8. optional garnishes: fresh lemon slices, extra fresh thyme sprigs
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, melted butter, lemon juice, and thyme until combined. Set aside.
  3. Pour the melted butter mixture into the baking dish, and place the chicken breasts on top of it in an even layer. Use a pastry brush to brush the butter mixture all over the chicken breasts until they are completely coated on both sides. Then sprinkle each chicken breast evenly with a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. Then remove the pan from the oven and brush the chicken again thoroughly with the butter mixture. Bake again for 5 minutes, remove and brush. Bake again for 5-8* minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. (So the chicken will bake for 15-18 minutes total. If you use a cooking thermometer to measure the temperature thickest part of the breast, it should be between 160-170°F. The FDA recommends 170°F.)
  5. *Or, if you want the chicken to be a little bit browned and crispier on top, you can turn the broiler on high for the final 3-5 minutes and broil the chicken until it is cooked through and extra browned on top. Keep a close eye on the chicken so that it does not overcook and/or burn.
  6. Once the chicken is cooked, remove the pan from the oven and brush the chicken thoroughly with the butter mixture once more. Loosely cover the pan with aluminum foil, and let the chicken rest for at least 5-10 minutes. Serve immediately, garnished with extra lemon slices and thyme sprigs if desired.
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
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calories
226
fat
12g
protein
27g
carbs
2g
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Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
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