Seasoned Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Seasoned Lemon Chicken Recipe

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"This herbed chicken has been a family favorite since I clipped the recipe out of a newspaper some years ago," writes Mrs. Pat Miller of Joplin, Missouri. "It's often on our dinner table, since chicken is a staple in my freezer. If I'm out of lemon, I substitute a sprinkling of lemon pepper."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons each garlic salt, pepper, dried basil, tarragon and thyme
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 8 bone-in chicken breast halves (7 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 chicken breast half) equals 207 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 638 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, bay leaves and seasonings. Add chicken. seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Discard bay leaves. Place chicken in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange lemon slices over chicken. Drizzle with lemon juice. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Seasoned Lemon Chicken in Light & Tasty October/November 2003, p44

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"Delicious and so lowfat!"

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