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Baked chicken with lemon served in a roasting tray

Baked chicken with lemon

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Spruce up chicken breasts with fresh thyme and lemon – whether or not you use skin-on chicken is up to you. Orange and rosemary also work well as flavourings

  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal252
fat10g
saturates2g
carbs1g
sugars0.2g
fibre0.3g
protein39g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on or skin off
  • 1 lemon, ½ finely sliced
  • 2-4 sprigs thyme

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Tip a couple of tbsp olive oil into a small roasting tin. Add the lemon slices and then sit the chicken on top. Rub the top of each chicken breast with a little olive oil and then season well. Squeeze over the juice from the remaining lemon half and put the thyme sprigs between the chicken breasts.

  • STEP 2

    Roast for 20-25 mins until the chicken is cooked through – check by poking a knife into the centre of each breast to make sure the juices run clear. Rest for 5 mins before serving.

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