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lemon garlic chicken on white plate with arugula salad, fresh lemon and dill sauce
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4.09 from 12 votes

Lemon Garlic Baked Chicken Breast

This lemon garlic baked chicken recipe is juicy and tender, easy to make, and has a bright, fresh lemon flavor that you will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: DIET, DINNER, meat + chicken
Cuisine: American, gluten free, low carb + keto, nut free, whole 30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Dani Spies


  • 1.5 pounds chicken breast 3-4 breasts
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed (3 if they are small)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill


  • Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  • Lay the chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap or wax paper and gently pound with a meat mallet. The goal is to create a uniform thickness all around the breast so the chicken can cook evenly. Place chicken in 88 baking dish.
  • In a small bowl or spouted cup, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasonings.
  • Pour marinade over the chicken and lest rest on the counter for 20-30 minutes before baking. This gives the flavors a chance to mingle while the chicken comes to room temperature.
  • Pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 160F.
  • Allow the chicken to rest and continue cooking on the counter for 5-10 minuted or until the internal temperature has reached 165F. Serve and enjoy!
  • Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well and enjoy!



Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 654mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg