4boneless skinless chicken breastspounded to even thickness
salt and pepper to taste
mediterranean seasoningsee note
1red bell pepperchopped or sliced
1medium onionchopped or sliced
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste and about 3 teaspoons Mediterranean seasoning on both sides. (see note)
Combine lemon sliced, red bell peppers, olives, onions, and capers in a bowl. Drizzle with oil and stir to coat. Sprinkle with remaining Mediterranean seasoning and stir to coat well.
Arrange chicken, lemon slices, red bell peppers, olives, onions, and cappers on a large, greased baking sheet.
Bake, uncovered, for 15--20 minutes until chicken is cooked through and veggies are tender. Top with cracked black pepper and fresh herbs (optional) and serve immediately.
-For the Mediterranean seasoning, you can use about 1 1/2 tablespoons of your favorite store-bought or homemade Mediterranean seasoning, OR you can whip up your own by stirring together the following: 2 teaspoons dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder -I like to cook the chicken in a greased skillet over medium heat on the stove top for 1-2 minutes on each side. This is an optional step but I like the added color and the slightly crispier exterior on the chicken from browning in the pan this way before baking.