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Easy Citrus Baked Chicken

Stephanie LeBlanc
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/4 C olive oil (it should be about equal to the amount of lemon juice)
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch dried thyme
  • pinch dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder to taste
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder to taste


  • Spray an 8 x 8 pan with oil. I like to use a glass pan.
  • Zest and juice your lemon into the bowl where you will mix your marinade.
  • Whisk in olive oil, taste!
  • Add salt and pepper, herbs, and seasonings.
  • Taste!
  • Place the chicken in the prepared pan and pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Cover chicken with plastic wrap and allow to marinate at least 30 minutes but no longer than one hour.
  • When you have about 15 minutes left on the marinating time, heat your oven to 350 degrees. If your chicken is in the fridge, remove it now.
  • Bake chicken for about 30 minutes, or until it reaches 165 degrees and juices run clear.
  • Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before serving.