Easy Healthy Baked Lemon Chicken

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

Easy Healthy Baked Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

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.

Easy Healthy Baked Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb
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 | Creme de la Crumb

After waiting all weekend to try it out, I am so in love with out this healthy baked lemon chicken turned out! It is juicy, tender, savory with a hint of sweetness, and so so easy to make. I served it with pan roasted garlic asparagus and it was heaven!

Bottom line: You need this, you really really do.

Easy Healthy Baked Lemon Chicken | Creme de la Crumb

What people are saying about this Easy Healthy Baked Lemon Chicken

“I made this tonight. The recipe was so simple. It truly may be the best chicken I’ve ever made.” – S.T.
“I made this for dinner tonight and it was sooooo good. I was unsure about it but it was delicious and was so quick and easy to make. I will definitely make this again! Thanks for the recipe!” – Laura
“This was a great meal! Followed the recipe to the letter then broiled at the end for about 3 min for the perfect brown on the chicken. My husband and extremely picky 5yo gobbled it up and said this one was “a keeper”.” – Kristin
“Thank you for this quick and healthy lemon chicken recipe. I made it tonight and my family loved it. I also roasted potatoes along with the chicken in the pan and they were very tasty and moist. I will make this again!” – Rosie
“Loved it! I made it for my boyfriend last night and he kept raving about it and even sent himself this link so he knows how to make it for himself. I made it with a side of sweet potatoes and it was the perfect amount of food.” – Janie
“YUM. I made this tonight with some sautéed zucchini and roasted potatoes and my fiance is obsessed with this sauce. Thank you for the tasty recipe, I’m sure it will be a go to for us!!  The site is only allowing me to click 4 for some reason but this is definitely a 5 star recipe!” – Katie
“Made this recipe last night and loved it! Had to come back and comment on it because it was delicious & the boyfriend thought it was really good as well. So nice that it was simple ingredients, most of which I already had on hand & the cooking process was super easy. The chicken came out flavorful and was tender. Thanks for a great recipe!!” – Katie
4.8 from 40 reviews
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.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American / Italian
Serves: 4
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. Add chicken and cook chicken 2-3 minutes on each side just until browned. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together chicken broth, lemon juice, honey, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  4. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake 20-30 minutes (closer to 20 for smaller chicken breasts, closer to 30 for larger) until chicken is cooked through. Every 5-10 minutes spoon the sauce from the pan over the chicken.
  5. Garnish with fresh rosemary and lemon slices if desired and serve.

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oh yummy! This looks amazing!

I love anything with Lemon as an ingredient! I can’t wait to try this one. Regarding your future trip to the Oregon coast…be sure to visit Seaside, Astoria, Cannon Beach, and Tillamook – specifically the Tillamook Cheese Factory! You’ll be sure to get your Marionberry ice cream there! 🙂 My family lives on the coast.

    Ahhhhh I can’t even wait for our trip, The Tillamook Cheese Factory is at the TOP of my list – seriously it’s number one because ice cream is my personal heaven!!

Yes, I do need this. I really, really do.

That looks so good 🙂 yum!!!

This recipe is fast to prepare, moist, and delicious. I paired this with a salad and angel hair pasta coated with a little garlic oil. I’ll definitely make this again.

I paired this with a salad and angel hair pasta coated with a little garlic oil. I’ll definitely make this again.

    Angel hair pasta? Can I have the recipe?

I recently discovered your site and really appreciate all the easy baked chicken recipes!

My didn’t look like that at all!😢😢
I forgot to greased it and pour all the sauce over the chicken? The sauce didn’t get dry at all. What did I do wrong?? Help!

Hi! This recipe looks amazing! My husband is on a specific eating plan, and I was hoping that maybe you had the nutritional information for it. Any chance you have that information on this recipe?

I made this tonight. The recipe was so simple. It truly may be the best chicken I’ve ever made.

I will try this on our family day, surely this is going to be a big hit.

I made this for dinner tonight and it was sooooo good. I was unsure about it but it was delicious and was so quick and easy to make. I will definitely make this again! Thanks for the recipe!

I absolutely love this recipe

This looks uhmazing, can’t wait to try it out tonight. I’m curious, is there any reason for using a baking sheet over a shallow glass dish?

Nice and easy

Hi. I tried your recipe.. Yumm-o! I included a link to my site: https://seaprincess72.wordpress.com/

Just made this tonight! I typically do not like lemon but this looked so good. Well, this was SOOO good! We baked it in the skillet we browned it in and used chicken tenderloins since that is what we had! Thanks for a great recipe!

Thank you for this quick and healthy lemon chicken recipe. I made it tonight and my family loved it. I also roasted potatoes along with the chicken in the pan and they were very tasty and moist. I will make this again!

    I appreciate this comment. I think I will roast in the pan in which I brown the chicken, as well.

This was a great meal! Followed the recipe to the letter then broiled at the end for about 3 min for the perfect brown on the chicken. My husband and extremely picky 5yo gobbled it up and said this one was “a keeper”. Paired it with baked sweet potatos and I couldn’t help but sop up the sauce with a slice of bread. (My Italian seasoning has red pepper flakes in it and added a touch of heat, so yummy!)

This lemon baked chicken is delicious and easy, goes well with her baked garlic parmesan potato wedges. YUM! Love your recipes!

Hi Tiffany ! Very yummy and delicious lemon chicken recipe you have shared here , easy to make . Thanks for sharing with us. I have a question to ask any substitute for honey ?? Thanks and waiting for your reply 🙂

I got a beautiful lemon from a friends tree so I was looking for a lemon chicken recipe and this one sounded easy and good. It is Really good and easy! Even my picky eaters loved it. So quick to fix. I am putting this in my recipe box.

This is incredible! My wife loved the chicken! So soft and quick to make in like 30 mins!
Definitely going to make more of this.

Great recipe! I did a few mods. Used coconut oil instead of butter, added capers and juice, then after baking I added a little broth and white wine to the pan (baked mine in a cast iron pan) to make a gravey.

This is a great recipe! Very quick and easy. I forgot to add honey in my rush to get dinner going, but it was just fine without it. Will be a regular in my dinner rotation.

I’m watching carbs and wondering I’d you can supply nutrients information for this.

Thank you so much for this recipe. I needed something quick and easy to make and this turned out delicious! Served with quinoa and sauteed veggies and the sauce was amazing. Thanks!

Loved it! I made it for my boyfriend last night and he kept raving about it and even sent himself this link so he knows how to make it for himself. I made it with a side of sweet potatoes and it was the perfect amount of food.

This recipe was delicious! I will definitely make it again!

I don’t like italian seasoning can I use oregano instead?

    Yes of course! 🙂

Delicious and simple to make. Tried other recipes and this one was by far tge easiest and quickest

One of the best baked chicken recipes! Very moist and flavorful! Complimented with some roasted vegetables and its an excellent meal! Thank you for sharing!!

Do you have a calorie count for this dish?

This was excellent, it doesn’t taste like lemon chicken or honey chicken it just has its own unique great flavor, the whole family loves do it, I served over egg noodles and a side of broccoli 🙂

So delicious and so easy!

Made this tonight and it was so easy! Made some roasted veggies to go with it. It was delicious! I will definitely make it again!

Hi
What chicken broth do you use is it homemade or do you use a stock cube.

Sauce didn’t stick to the chickens it all ended up on the sheet pan and burned…

Made this tonight for dinner. Hubby loved it! One question I had was, would it be okay to pour the lemon sauce into the pan the chicken was browned in, in order to mix those juices with it? Then pour over the chicken?
Since it was my first time making it I didn’t want to deviate from your recipe.

Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!

YUM. I made this tonight with some sautéed zucchini and roasted potatoes and my fiance is obsessed with this sauce. Thank you for the tasty recipe, I’m sure it will be a go to for us!! 🙂 The site is only allowing me to click 4 for some reason but this is definitely a 5 star recipe!

I made this this week and it was really good. I used 2 chicken breasts and put the angel hair pasta in the extra sauce which made it really lemony. I sliced up the chicken breasts and got 3 portions out of it. It was great! Thanks for this great recipe!

this tasted great. I didn’t think the seasoning would be enough but I tweaked it a little and added some cayenne pepper for heat. 4stars.

Delicious! My hubby and three year old loved it!

Will it be the same if I ized a cast iron pan to cook on the stove then into the oven?

made this last night with chicken breast tenderloins. My family LOVED it. The sauce is so tasty and we’re all definitely looking forward to leftovers 🙂

Made this recipe last night and loved it! Had to come back and comment on it because it was delicious & the boyfriend thought it was really good as well. So nice that it was simple ingredients, most of which I already had on hand & the cooking process was super easy. The chicken came out flavorful and was tender. Thanks for a great recipe!!

oh yummy! This looks amazing! This recipe is fast to prepare, moist, and delicious. This is making me hungry. Bingomagix

Tried it. YUMMOH!!

Just made this. Mine wasn’t near as pretty but that sauce is to die for. My hubby and son both asked for seconds. I made a rice pilaf to go with it and oh man, the sauce on it was like candy. Thanks. This is a keeper and I loved that it was so easy!

    So happy to hear that you loved it!! I agree – the sauce is everything!

Healthy and tasty! Who doesnt love this baked lemon chicken

Hi, this looks great! Sorry if this is mentioned somewhere but what do you recommend greasing the dish or baking sheet with? Butter, olive oil, cooking spray/PAM? Thanks!

Delicious, easy and a hit with all.

Looks so good.

DELISH!!! I used chicken cutlets and just watched to be sure I didnt over bake them. The sauce poured over Chicken and a simple steamed rice was so good. I had a leftover cutlett, so I shredded it and made into Chicken Salad for lunch the next day. Simply delish. I am fixing it again tonight.

I just made this recipe. It was absolutely delicious! I used bone in chicken thighs, water instead of broth, and lemon pepper seasoning instead of actual lemon juice. Sooooo so good! I’ll definitely be making this again.

Yum, I am not a big honey fan so I reduced to 1 tsp and added capers it was easy and delish

Was good but would double the sauce. Was very dry.

This was super yummy! Mine was a bit dry and I only had the chicken breasts in the oven for about 18 minutes, so maybe less heat next time.

Very useful info, thanks

Would like more lite fast recipes

There is nothing healthy about this recipe. It is over 700 calories per piece of chicken. Flavor was pretty good though. I will give it that.

Wow! This was OVER THE TOP DELICIOUS. FOLLOWED THE RECPE EXACTLY AS WRITTEN, AND WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING. ANXIOUS TO TRY SOME OF YOUR OTHER RECIPES.

I didnt have the time to bake this so I simply roasted and steamed it in a skillet and it was amazing. the sauce is the perfect combo of savoury and zingy and its very easy and fast to make. Everyone loved it and i will be for sure making this again. thank you !

    Wow- so great! Sounds wonderful.

making this for dinner just went and got the ingredients yesterday looking so forward to trying this

    Hi Kathy- I hope that you loved it!

This was delicio!!

    Diane- so happy you loved this! It’s a staple in my house!!

I wasn’t sure how to make lemon chicken and found your recipe – Thanks so much for sharing! i’ll be making it for our family’s easter dinner.

    I hope that you and your family love it! Let me know! It’s one of my husbands favorite, quick go-to meals!

I MADE THIS tonight and it was amazing. Thanks!

    Yay! I am so happy. This is one of my most favorite easy chicken recipes!

I’m watching my calories, so I didn’t use the 3 TBS of butter and instead just sprayed the pan with non-stick spray. I’m sure this recipe is amazing with the butter, but it was still quite delicious omitting it as well. Great recipe!!!

    Hi Becky! Good job with the substitution! Great idea. Thanks for sharing! Glad that you loved it!

I never post comments on recipes. This one is a-mAziNg. The first bite of chicken had me saying holy sh*t. This Is so flavorful and juicy. Loooove.

    So happy to hear that you absolutely loved it!! Thanks for taking the time to leave your comment!

Wow such a great RECIpe i really have it once. I’ll make it at home hope it will be nice….. Thanks For shearing it with us.

    So happy to hear that you loved it and will be making it again! Thanks!

I Loved this so much!! Thanks for the awesome recipe! I will DEFIANTLY be making this again!!!

    So happy that you loved this recipe so much!! Thanks for sharing, Kjirsten!

I am trying to learn to cook Healthy food for my nana while i am staying with her and i am stoked to Try this recepie 🙂

    I hope you that you and your Nana love it! Thanks, Emilee! 🙂