Baked Lemon Chicken

This baked lemon hen is coated in a butter and herb sauce, then roasted to perfection. A fantastic easy dinner option that even the pickiest eaters will experience!

Chicken breasts baked inside the oven can from time to time pop out dry, but this recipe will by no means let you down! these baked lemon chicken breasts pop out juicy and scrumptious each time, and the delicious sauce will have you licking your plate. For this recipe, you’ll need boneless skinless chook breasts. I brown the breasts earlier than I positioned them in the oven, it takes a few more mins but I feel like the added flavor is so worth it.


  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • lemon slices for serving optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt, pepper and the Italian seasoning.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until browned.
  3. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish. 
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, chicken broth and lemon juice. Pour the butter mixture over the chicken.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Bake time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts.
  6. Spoon the sauce on the bottom of the baking dish over the chicken, then sprinkle with parsley and serve. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.