Oven Baked Chicken Breast

This chicken breast recipe first appeared in GroupRecipes.com and is delicious.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

Directions

  1. Trim the fat and rinse the chicken breasts with cold water.
  2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and place on a large plate, skin side down.
  3. Pierce the chicken several times with a small knife while the chicken is on the plate.
  4. Add the zest of ½ the lemon and then the juice of ½ the lemon to the chicken.
  5. Sprinkle on the chicken (to taste) the black pepper, salt, garlic powder and onion powder.
  6. Turn the chicken over and using the other half of the lemon, repeat the lemon and seasoning steps.
  7. Cover the chicken with aluminum foil, refrigerate and marinate the chicken about an hour.
  8. Remove from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature for about ½ an hour. (Covered)
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Lightly coat the bottom of an oven-safe Pyrex dish with oil.
  11. Arrange the chicken in the Pyrex dish.
  12. Place into oven and bake uncovered for 20 to 30 minutes, or until juices run clear or the internal temp is about 150-160 degrees.
  13. Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil.
  14. Let rest for about 10 minutes.
  15. Spoon juices over chicken and serve
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