Recipe for Lemon Pepper Chicken

Gina Lincicum
by Gina Lincicum
2 servings
30 min

Making this easy recipe for lemon pepper chicken will totally change up your weeknight dinner game. It's a simple lemon pepper chicken made in the oven that goes with so many easy side dishes.

If you have never made lemon pepper seasoned chicken you are missing out. It's a delicious and family friendly recipe that comes together really quickly and easily.

top down view of the finished recipe for lemon pepper chicken.

This simple lemon pepper chicken in oven recipe is great for throwing something together last minute but it is also great for meal prep. You can whip up this recipe and then slice, shred, or leave whole for use later in the week!

This recipe makes 2 servings, but you can easily scale up for 4-6 people. Just use a larger baking dish, like a 9x12 glass baking pan.

Finished pan of the lemon pepper chicken recipe.

What you'll need to make lemon pepper seasoned chicken:

This recipe uses boneless skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, lemon pepper seasoning ( homemade if you like), and some lemons.

If you don't have fresh lemons on hand, don't worry. Just skip them.

ingredients for recipe for lemon pepper chicken.

That's all it takes to make this delicious meal that everyone can enjoy. It's naturally gluten and dairy free and it's simple to prep. You can keep these ingredients on hand in the pantry or freezer and the when you need a quick dinner idea.

Brushing the chicken with olive oil.

This recipe is ridiculously easy--even my tweens can prepare it for dinner! Baking chicken is so much healthier than frying, so we make this baked lemon chicken often.

finished baked recipe for lemon pepper chicken.
Recipe for Lemon Pepper Chicken
Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp lemon pepper, depending on how much you like
  • 2 lemons

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Brush olive oil on both sides of the chicken.
Sprinkle lemon pepper over both sides of the chicken. Place in a 9 inch casserole dish.
Slice the lemons, and place on top of chicken, and inside the casserole dish.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.
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  • MJ MJ on Sep 22, 2022

    What fo you serve this with? Looks delicious!

    • Roasted baby potatoes, cilantro lemon rice, crisp salad with a creamy dressing to offset the acid in the lemon. Sometimes i make a lemon garlic vinaigrette. And to continue with the lemon theme, lemon brownies!

  • One of the easiest recipes on the planet! Also good for batch cooking, as it does freeze well without the lemons. When I don't want to fuss over dinner, this is good with any cut of chicken. Thanks for sharing.