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Lemon Chicken Bake Recipe

Lemon Chicken Bake Recipe

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. YIELD: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)


  • 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 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 179°. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional 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 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."

Juliev320 User ID: 6277608 30697
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"My daughter made this light, delicious recipe. Couldn't wait to get home and try it myself."

amandakaye747 User ID: 5402044 23397
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"This chicken is so moist and juicy! I pounded the chicken thin first."

Motorhomegal User ID: 2005041 78008
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I added a couple of packets of True Lemon & some lemon pepper for additional citrus flavor without the extra liquid more lemon juice would add."

pdmiller93 User ID: 3524546 32336
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I would double the amount of sauce so there's more to serve with the chicken."

mm-mm User ID: 3018339 95885
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"This was not very good. It lacked so much flavor. It needed more lemon juice for sure, and maybe bolder flavored seasonings like cayenne or paprika??? But the worse part was drizzling some of the butter mixture on top made the coating soggy. I was very disappointed in this recipe, especially since b/s chicken breasts are so expensive."

hesagoodman User ID: 5608107 32322
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"Very moist and flavorful! My boyfriend said we could have it every evening. I will try cutting the chicken smaller though, as others have suggested."

jobr0501 User ID: 4345954 203643
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I used chicken strips instead of breasts - they were good, not great, but good enough to make again sometime. (Also easy to make)"

missidj User ID: 5749413 203642
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"very good! Will add a little more garlic next time to make it even better=)"

geo1mac User ID: 5398723 77235
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"It was perfect a big family hit! Making it a third time I like to cut the chicken into smaller pieces to stretch the flavor further.The larger breasts were great but not as flavorful as the small."

dizzybell User ID: 5126784 39787
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"This recipe was a BIG hit! I added a little more lemon juice as my husband and I like things with a little tartness. I also added a little more garlic. This is a definite keeper!"

raphsmom User ID: 5167157 39773
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"This was delicious. I enjoyed it so much. Moist and flavorful. Thank you, a definite keeper!"

vt_pure_angel User ID: 4785804 78007
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"Great recipe!! It really is all in what you pair it with that either makes or breaks the recipe. Steamed veggies with tad bit of butter & pepper & scalloped potatoes for sides allows the lemon/garlic to shine thru in the chicken! :) Thank you for posting this recipe!!"

cocoafevr User ID: 3180149 79716
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"really good! i topped them with capers and everyone loved it"

Aveena User ID: 4562269 95773
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"I agree with Domino. Great recipe and the chicken came out nice and moist except I felt like I needed just a little bit more flavor. I may add more lemon juice next time. This is still a great recipe that I will make over and over!"

Kabbas User ID: 4348836 86034
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"This is a wonderful recipe. My boyfriend and I have it once every couple weeks and love it everytime. Very moist and tender."

Allyps User ID: 677316 27131
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2009

"easy, moist, good flavors. Friends who came for dinner loved it. A keeper - recipe would be easy to adapt for larger and smaller groups."

phyth User ID: 3920075 95338
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2009

"I'm newly married and love this because it really impressed my husband he loved it!"

saraastover User ID: 1707291 30682
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"This was quick, easy, and very good. Nice lemon flavor. I'll be making this again."

Domino2 User ID: 1923488 39737
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2008

"chicken turned out nice and juicy, but it was too bland as its. It needs some more spices to liven it up."

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