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Lemon Chicken Bake

This lovely lemon chicken bake is 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


  • 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 (6 ounces each)


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a shallow dish, combine butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in another dish. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then coat with crumbs.
  • Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 255 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • DWare5883
    Apr 7, 2016

    Really great and really easy

  • JacquelineElaine
    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
    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
    Jul 12, 2014

    Tasty & easy!- Theresa

  • GlutenfreeJo
    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
    Nov 21, 2013

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

  • cori78
    May 7, 2013

    No comment left

  • tmeetze
    Jan 16, 2013

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

  • A13
    Oct 30, 2012

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

  • hbaseley
    Jul 11, 2012

    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.