This is hands down my number one go to recipe anytime of the year. Its a simple, one pan and full of flavor. Pop it in and forget about it for 20 minutes and you have a delightfully savory meal.
This pairs really well with a house salad and rice and a Riesling. In the summers, I like to add a bunch of asparagus to the bottom of the pan and cook the chicken over top. Nothing like a one pan dinner!
My mom would make lemon pepper chicken growing up This recipe is an homage to family dinners growing up.
1.5 lbs of chicken breasts
Lemon pepper seasoning*
1 pressed garlic clove
*lemon pepper seasoning can be found at your grocery store (if you would prefer to make your own combine zest of a lemon, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt)
- Season chicken with lemon pepper seasoning until fully coated.
- You will want to use a deep baking dish over a sheet pan because there will be a lot of juicy sauce. Place the chicken on top. Add a light layer of olive oil to the chicken.
- Press a clove of garlic and it on top. Drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice and add a lemon slice to each chicken.
- Cover with a aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken reaches 165 degrees.