Lemon Chicken Bake Recipe
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Lemon Chicken Bake Recipe

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THIS lovely chicken is as good cold as it is right out of the oven. It's moist, tender and lemony with a nice crunch. It's a delicious picnic entree as well as a wonderful meal with scalloped or baked potatoes and a fresh green salad on the side. -Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 255 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in another dish. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then coat with crumbs.
  2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 179°. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Lemon Chicken in Reminisce July/August 2000, p45

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 246758
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"Really great and really easy"

JacquelineElaine User ID: 7770837 222843
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"My daughter was asking me to find a lemon chicken dish that was similar to one she had tried on vacation. I found this one...and OH MY! This dish is positively wonderful. The chicken had incredible flavor and was extremely moist. My daughter loved it; I loved it; the rest of the family loved it! Everyone went back for a second serving. This will be a recipe I will make over and over again. I served this dish with couscous mixed with zucchini, red bell pepper, and yellow squash. Yum!"

ILoveCooking12 User ID: 7918526 70187
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2014

"Really juicy and I didn't have a clove of garlic so I replaced it with garlic salt. The taste was perfect. My whole family loved it! I will definitely use this recipe again."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 32339
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2014

"Tasty & easy!

- Theresa"

GlutenfreeJo User ID: 7827308 32338
Reviewed May. 30, 2014

"Juicy tender and tasty. The whole family loved it. Being gluten free I altered the recipe slightly, replacing the bread crumb dip with a garbanzo flour dip.... It worked and I will make it again."

inlight77 User ID: 1550804 70186
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"Delicious & easy. My family gives it thumbs up. The light lemon flavor is tops. Will definitely make again."

tmeetze User ID: 7070152 79717
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"My family loves this recipe. The chicken is very tender and juicy."

A13 User ID: 6893613 86036
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"Too much citrus flavor and not enough garlic. I don't think I'll make this again."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 86035
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012 Edited May. 17, 2016

"We really like this moist, mildly seasoned chicken. I usually serve it with Bacon Chive Potato salad - both the are great served warm or cold, so they make the perfect leftovers.

I recommend using the seasoned bread crumb recipe (also on this site). It really takes the flavor up a notch."

rl091504 User ID: 2554048 23398
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"This was so fast and easy! Will definitely make it again."

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