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Lemon Garlic Chicken is tender, juicy and insanely flavorful. Make a big batch, and you can use some for leftovers later in the week! 

When I was younger, my mom used to make baked garlic chicken at least once a week. Well, originally, we used to have fried chicken, but when everyone started worrying about cholesterol, we switched to something healthier. 

My mom would bake whole chicken breasts in an olive oil and garlic mixture, and it was just awesome. But, the chicken took a while to cook, and I wanted something that would count as a quick and easy meal. So, I start by cutting the chicken breasts in half before putting them into the oven. It really does cut down on the cooking time, and it also makes it easier for the kids to eat.

I add the chicken to a large baking dish with plenty of olive oil. Then, I slather on some Dijon mustard and season the meat with salt and pepper. I add some chopped garlic and top that with lemon slices. Then, I squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the top.



How to Make Lemon Garlic Chicken

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Lemon Garlic Chicken

By: Dee
Baked chicken breasts seasoned with garlic, lemon and Dijon mustard
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 6 in medium boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced half for 12 total
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 12 slices lemon
  • 1 tablespoons to 2 dried Italian seasoning or basil optional
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  • Add some olive oil to 2 baking pans, and then add the chicken
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Spoon a thin layer of Dijon mustard on each chicken breast
  • Top each with a thin slice of lemon and Italian seasoning or basil, if desired
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until done. The baking time really depends on your oven, so be sure to keep an eye on the chicken as it cooks.


Calories: 46kcal, Fat: 4g, Sodium: 30mg, Potassium: 17mg, Vitamin C: 3.7mg, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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I sometimes drizzle a little extra lemon juice and olive oil on the chicken right before I serve it — just for some added flavor. You can also add some shredded Parmesan cheese or even a little bit of butter — yum!
This lemon garlic chicken is definitely lemony, but it tastes so very fresh!  I usually serve the chicken with quinoa, pasta, rice or even roasted potatoes, if we have it during cooler weather. 
You can easily cut the recipe in half, but cooking extra chicken is a great way to serve leftovers later in the week! One of my favorite ways to use up the extras is to make lemon apple chicken salad. It’s perfect for spring and summer and not heavy at all.

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  1. Dee M says:

    I always love visiting your blog, Debbie! 🙂

  2. Dee M says:

    Thanks so much, Beverly. I love bold flavors, so this is why I tend to pile on the ingredients!. 🙂

  3. Beverly Roderick says:

    This looks very tasty, Dee. I make baked lemon chicken now and then, but I've never added other things to it. Maybe that's why it's pretty bland! Pinning so that next time I make some baked chicken I'll remember to try your recipe.

  4. Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas says:

    Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave such sweet comments!!
    It is greatly appreciated!!

    Looks delish!!


  5. Dee M says:

    I'd love to know how it goes, Fabby! 🙂

  6. Dee M says:

    Thanks so much, Lori! We're not giving up comfort food entirely — my family would revolt! 🙂

  7. Dee M says:

    Thanks Deb! We need to eat more fish that doesn't come in a box! 😉

  8. Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow says:

    I am a lemon lover as well! 🙂 Love it with chicken and fish…so this looks wonderful 🙂

  9. Lori Leigh says:

    This sounds delicious! Your presentation looks beautiful! I need to lighten our meals from comfort food, but…

  10. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    I love lemony recipes and so does hubby! I'm loving this chicken, I will make it for dinner tomorrow night. Let you know about it.
    Thanks for sharing pretty lady.