Lemony Mediterranean Chicken


This is one of my most favorite family recipes. I can remember my mom would always make this when people would come over.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest

  • 4 large cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 8 baby red potatoes, halved

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch wide strips

  • 1 red onion, cut into 1-inch wedges

  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, oregano, salt, and black pepper in a bowl. Place chicken breasts into a 9x13-inch baking dish. Brush lemon juice mixture over chicken.

  3. Place potatoes, red bell pepper strips, red onion, and lemon slices in a bowl, pour remaining lemon juice mixture over vegetables, and toss to coat. Arrange vegetables and lemon slices around chicken breasts in baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes; brush chicken and vegetables with pan drippings. Continue baking until chicken is browned, the juices run clear, and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a breast reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 30 more minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use more lemons for extra tangy goodness. Also use whatever vegetables you prefer; it is delicious with any.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

517 Calories
17g Fat
65g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 517
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 511mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 100mg 502%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1895mg 40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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