Baked chicken with lemon served in a roasting tray

Baked chicken with lemon

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal252
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0.2g
  • fibre0.3g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 chicken breasts, skin on or skin off
  • 1 lemon, ½ finely sliced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2-4 sprigs thyme

    Thyme

    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

Method

  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.

  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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Frantic Flapjack
3rd Jul, 2018
5.05
Really simple recipe and a great end result. Served with roasted new potatoes and salad.
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