Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lemon Herb Rubbed Chicken

It's mother's day weekend, my hubby is working, the kids are playing outside, I am enjoying the fresh breeze, and it's just an overall lazy weekend at our house.  I think my entire dinner prep tonight was 15 minutes and the rest was just letting it do it's thing in the oven.  Definitely my kind of dinner :)

This chicken is so tender and juicy.  It is packed full of flavor and if you want more of a lemon burst just squeeze fresh lemon juice over top.  Delicious!

Lemon Herb Rubbed Chicken
3-4 large chicken breasts
2 TBS olive oil
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/2 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning
4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Mix olive oil, lemon zest, rosemary, thyme, pepper, salt, italian seasoning, and garlic in a small bowl
  • Rub mixture over on both sides of each chicken piece
  • Place chicken in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray
  • Bake in a 450 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through
  • Squeeze lemon juice over chicken and serve
Pretty simple yet delicious!  It is true that sometimes the simplest flavors make the most delicious meals.  I originally planned to make this in the skillet, but decided to make it in the oven instead.  You could also grill it if you prefer.  Whatever you decide I am sure you will love the delicious flavors of this chicken!

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe yields 3-4 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 263 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 44%
Calcium 2%Iron 18%
Nutrition Grade C
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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  1. My mouth is watering just reading this recipe, I can't wait to try it......Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  2. This looks just wonderful! I'd love for you to bring this to Tuesday's Table -

  3. I imagine this smells absolutely lovely baking. Along with green onion, lemon is one of my addictions.
    Thank you for linking up this week with See Ya in the Gumbo. I'm sorry it has taken me almost a week to visit. This week has gotten away from me!

    1. It really does! We love a good fresh burst of lemon with herbs. So yummy :)


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