May 30 2020 - 1:40pm

Baked Lemon-Pepper Chicken

From Anna Monette Roberts, POPSUGAR Food


I used skin-on chicken breasts; however, this recipe can be made with skinless chicken breasts as well.

I prefer the clean taste of ghee, or clarified butter [1], when roasting chicken, as it can withstand high heat without burning. However, regular butter also works in this recipe.

Quick Baked Chicken Breast Recipe


  1. 2 boneless chicken breasts
    1 1/2 tablespoons ghee (or butter)
    1 lemon, preferably Meyer, zest only
    Hefty pinch of salt
    Pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. In a small casserole dish, lay the chicken breasts flat, dot with ghee (or butter), sprinkle with lemon zest, and liberally season with salt and pepper.
  2. Roast for 20 minutes. Allow chicken to rest for up to 15 minutes before serving.

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