Chicken with lemons in a dish.

Lemon Pepper Chicken

This Lemon Pepper Chicken is juicy and flavorful! Made with quick homemade seasoning and baked in sauce, this dish is sure to become a hit in your home.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon pepper chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 236 kcal
Author Anna



  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning recipe below
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided


  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine or chicken stock see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic optional
  • lemon slices optional

lemon pepper seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried lemon zest See note
  • 1.5 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
US Customary - Metric


  1. Prepare the seasoning: mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Salt each chicken breast, then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning per each breast and rub it in.
  4. Lightly dredge each piece in flour.
  5. Heat up oil and butter in a skillet.
  6. Brown chicken for 4 minutes on each side, until nice and golden.
  7. Place chicken in a casserole dish.
  8. Add garlic to skillet and saute for 1 minute, until fragrant. Add wine (or stock) and lemon juice. Simmer for about 4 minutes. Add butter and melt. Pour the sauce over chicken. Add lemon slices.
  9. Bake chicken in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes OR until the temperature reaches 165 degrees F when checked in the thickest part of each breast.
  10. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Pepper Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 69mg23%
Sodium 538mg23%
Potassium 389mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.