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Mediterranean Baked Chicken with Lemon

While visiting our daughters in Ohio, we celebrated by cooking a wonderful Lebanese dinner. I showed my daughters how to bake chicken with garlic roasted potatoes. We finished with our homemade baklava. —Shirley Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 3 medium lemons, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a small bowl, whisk the first eight ingredients until blended. Pour 1 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange lemon slices in two greased 11x7-in. baking dishes. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in bag. Place chicken over lemon slices. Mix spice blend ingredients; sprinkle over chicken. Drizzle with reserved marinade. Bake, covered, 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half : 385 calories, 26g fat (4g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • grandmascooking22
    Aug 30, 2019

    Loved this recipe. The lemon and garlic are so yummy with the chicken.

  • chrissteve
    Dec 27, 2014

    I liked this very much but my husband said it would be better grilled than baked, so I'll try that next time. I wished I had some sumac to sprinkle on mine.

  • NancyHanks
    Apr 25, 2014

    Different and delicious.

  • CatMurphy
    Mar 10, 2014

    I'm always on the search for a new way to prepare chicken breasts. The spices added a nice change from the ordinary and the marinade made for very tender meat.

  • frying
    Feb 22, 2014

    we made this exactly as the recipe stated. we did not care for the taste of the allspice or the cinnamon. we will make again without those spices. chicken was very moist.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Feb 11, 2014

    We loved this! So easy to make & the chicken was so juicy & full of flavor!

  • ahmom
    Jan 28, 2014

    Very good. I cut the oil down by quite a bit.