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Carolina Kitchen: Baked Lemon Chicken

Baked Lemon Chicken by Foothills Wellness Center, Chef Melissa Leroy

by Foothills Wellness Center, Chef Melissa Leroy

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons unflavored coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional: fresh rosemary and lemon slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking sheet or large casserole dish.
  2. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken and cook chicken 2-3 minutes on each side just until browned.
  4. Transfer chicken to prepared baking sheet.
  5. In a small bowl whisk together chicken broth, lemon juice, honey, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  6. Pour sauce over chicken.
  7. Bake 20-30 minutes (closer to 20 for smaller chicken breasts, closer to 30 for larger) until chicken is cooked through.
  8. Every 5-10 minutes spoon the sauce from the pan over the chicken.
  9. Garnish with fresh rosemary and lemon slices if desired and serve.
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