EASY HEALTHY BAKED LEMON CHICKEN

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Easy healthy baked lemon chicken that is loaded with yummy flavor and you can make in a hurry with just a few simple ingredients.

Hellooooooo! Did you survive the weekend? I spent mine in Portland – my first time in Oregon and I l.o.v.e.d. it. I only wish I’d had more time to explore the city but the good news is that this was just a preview and we are planning a family trip to the Oregon Coast this summer which is a good thing because I NEED more marionberry ice cream.

I couldn’t tell you why but the entire time I was out of town I was craving lemon chicken. I keep a running list of recipe ideas in my phone and when we were on the train going from the airport to our hotel I added lemon chicken to my menu for this week and its been in the back of my mind ever since.

EASY HEALTHY BAKED LEMON CHICKEN
EASY HEALTHY BAKED LEMON CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS ;

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste (I used 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper)
  • optional: fresh rosemary and lemon slices for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS ;

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking sheet or large casserole dish.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken and cook chicken 2-3 minutes on each side just until browned.
  4. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together chicken broth, lemon juice, honey, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  6. Pour sauce over chicken.
  7. Bake 20-30 minutes (closer to 20 for smaller chicken breasts, closer to 30 for larger) until chicken is cooked through.
  8. Every 5-10 minutes spoon the sauce from the pan over the chicken.
  9. Garnish with fresh rosemary and lemon slices if desired and serve.

You can find complete recipes of this EASY HEALTHY BAKED LEMON CHICKEN in lecremedelacrumb.com

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