I eat a lot of chicken. No, I will probably never go vegan. I enjoy chicken too much.
Whenever I need to pull a never fail, works like a charm, sumthin’, sumthin’ out of my culinary hat, this is one of them.
All you need are a few basic things.
Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Olive Oil – good quality
- Lemons – several large ones
- Black Pepper – cracked
- Garlic – you decide how much, peeled cloves
- Chicken Breasts – bone in
Personally, I can’t go very long without this in my spice rack.
As the world’s most traded spice, clearly I’m not the only one. I use this on just about everything, but get what brand works for you.
“Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection” – Ina Garten
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Wash each breast well, dry them, and trim some of the skin.
Season chicken well with salt & cracked black pepper. In a glass baking dish drizzle olive oil in the bottom and arrange garlic cloves. Bake for 10 minutes. (After this, your neighbors from upstairs will start texting you wanting to know if they can come down for dinner.)
Take baking dish out, add the chicken, skin side down, squeeze the juice of two, (2) lemons over and return to oven for 10 minutes.
Turn chicken, arrange on top of the garlic cloves, and season with more lemon juice, and pepper. Grate lemon peel over top.
Bake for an additional 30- 35 minutes, or until the juices run clear. Baste from time to time. Show some affection.
Be sure to drizzle a little of the pan juices over top of each while they are resting as well.
Clean, natural, and high in protein. Healthy too, all the things you could ever want on a plate.