Lemon Chicken Breast

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 40 min 4
Lemon Chicken Breast
Health Rating
A great source of protein with light and refreshing flavors and beautiful herbs!


1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp Garlic (finely chopped)
1/3 cup White wine
1 tbsp Lemon peel (zest)
2 tbsp Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1 1/2 tsp Oregano, dried
1 tsp Thyme, fresh (finely chopped)
1 dash Salt
4 breast Chicken breast, boneless, skinless
1 dash Salt (for chicken)
1 dash Black pepper (for chicken)
1 medium Lemon (cut into small wedges)


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).

2. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, don't allow it to turn brown. 

3. Turn off the heat, add white wine, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, and salt. Pour the mixture into a 9 by 12-inch baking dish.

4. Pat the chicken breasts dry and place them skin side up over the sauce. Brush the chicken breasts with olive oil mixture and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.

5. Cut the lemon into wedges and tuck them throughout the pieces of chicken.

6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, longer for thicker chicken breasts. Bake until the chicken is done and the skin is lightly browned (internal temperature 165°F or 74°C)

7. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.


Quick Tips

  • Poultry's internal temperature should be at 165°F or 74°C for it to be fully cooked.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 405
Calories from fat 157
Calories from saturated fat 24.8
Total Fat 17.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.0 g
Cholesterol 132 mg
Sodium 344 mg
Potassium 685 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6.6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 53 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.3
Meat 2.6

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