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Chicken with lemons in a dish.
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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon pepper chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 236kcal
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


  • Prepare the seasoning: mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Salt each chicken breast, then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of lemon pepper seasoning per each breast and rub it in.
  • Lightly dredge each piece in flour.
  • Heat up oil and butter in a skillet.
  • Brown chicken for 4 minutes on each side, until nice and golden.
  • Place chicken in a casserole dish.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve.


  • To make dried lemon zest: zest 2 lemons, then spread the zest in a single layer on a plate and microwave in 20-second increments until you see it drying out, then let it cool completely
  • Always check the internal temperature when cooking meat. The thermometer should show at least 165 degrees F for chicken.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.


Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 538mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg