Making this easy recipe for lemon pepper chicken will totally change up your weeknight dinner game. It's a simple lemon pepper chicken made in the oven that goes with so many easy side dishes.
If you have never made lemon pepper seasoned chicken you are missing out. It's a delicious and family friendly recipe that comes together really quickly and easily.
This simple lemon pepper chicken in oven recipe is great for throwing something together last minute but it is also great for meal prep. You can whip up this recipe and then slice, shred, or leave whole for use later in the week!
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One thing I love about lemon pepper seasoned chicken is that it's tasty, the flavors are bright and a little bold, they go with anything.
Wondering what to serve with lemon pepper chicken?
You can pair this main dish with lots of easy sides like Easy Garlic Green Bean Recipe With Tomatoes, Balsamic Roasted Asparagus, Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice, Cheddar Bacon Ranch Smashed Potatoes and more!
Because the chicken itself is so easy to prepare I know that I can play around with what we serve alongside. There's also the super easy option of preparing the chicken and serving it over greens for a nice salad.
We are heading into the fall but during those warmer summer months when no one wants anything too heavy for a meal it's a great option for dinners and lunches. If you like to meal prep you should try out this recipe.
Lemon pepper chicken can be shredded for bowls and burritos, added to salads, and even tossed into the freezer for use when you need a quick meal.
Can I make my own McCormick lemon pepper seasoning?
The lemon is a bright fresh flavor and the pepper gives it a nice little bit of kick. You can make your own lemon pepper seasoning with my easy recipe here: Recipe for Lemon Pepper Seasoning.
I like to make my own homemade seasonings because I can control what gets included and what we leave out. If I know we have allergies to deal with or if I just want to be able to pronounce everything that I am eating…it's best to make my own seasonings.
Homemade seasonings are also a lot cheaper and you can make them in bigger batches. When you find one you like and are using a lot it's nice to have a bunch on hand in a mason jar just waiting for a few scoops to add to your favorite recipes.
What you'll need to make lemon pepper seasoned chicken:
This recipe uses boneless skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, lemon pepper seasoning (homemade if you like), and some lemons!
That's all it takes to make this delicious meal that everyone can enjoy. It's naturally gluten and dairy free and it's simple to prep. You can keep these ingredients on hand in the pantry or freezer and the when you need a quick dinner idea.
How to make this easy recipe for lemon pepper chicken:
Let's see how easy it is to make this recipe for lemon pepper chicken. This step by step guide will help you make a tasty dish for the family in no time. As always, you can find the full amounts, ingredients, shopping links, and more in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Brush olive oil on both sides of the chicken.
Sprinkle lemon pepper over both sides of the chicken. Place in a 9 inch casserole dish.
Slice the lemons, and place on top of chicken, and inside the casserole dish.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.
Looking for more delicious recipes that use a homemade McCormick lemon pepper seasoning?
If you are trying to make your own lemon pepper seasoning we have got you covered. We also have some other tasty recipes that use the homemade lemon pepper that you can try out. It's a great way to build up your usual selection of weeknight meals and easy dinner / lunch choices!
Hopefully you have some great ideas for what to use your lemon pepper seasoning on as well as a great new recipe for this simple homemade spice. It's a great way to stock your pantry with natural and more healthy options for simple items like seasonings and mixes.
Printable Recipe for Lemon Pepper Chicken:
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 tsp lemon pepper, depending on how much you like
- 2 lemons
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Brush olive oil on both sides of the chicken.
- Sprinkle lemon pepper over both sides of the chicken. Place in a 9 inch casserole dish.
- Slice the lemons, and place on top of chicken, and inside the casserole dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
- Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 989mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 38g