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Easy Mediterranean Baked Chicken Breast

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"One of our go-to recipes for chicken breast that we make often during the week because it's so easy. Chicken breast gets marinated in Mediterranean flavors like lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs and then baked in the oven."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 501
Original recipe yields 2 servings

Directions

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  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on all sides and place in a bowl or lidded container. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, and thyme in a small bowl and pour marinade over chicken breasts. Marinate for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Set one oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  3. Place chicken breasts into a baking dish and pour marinade on top.
  4. Bake chicken on the middle rack of the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 35 to 45 minutes, depending upon thickness. Move baking dish to the top rack and broil chicken until well browned, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 501 calories; 32.5 3.5 47.4 129 191 Full nutrition

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I'm not sure why this recipe is unrated - maybe it's new. Anyway, I made it and it was delicious! I marinated it for more like 30-45 minutes (in the fridge), but otherwise prepared it as written...

Most helpful critical review

Followed recipe. Chicken was a bit dry. Be careful you don't overcook it.

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I'm not sure why this recipe is unrated - maybe it's new. Anyway, I made it and it was delicious! I marinated it for more like 30-45 minutes (in the fridge), but otherwise prepared it as written...

What an excellent, easy recipe to have in rotation! The light lemon/herb flavors were really great, and I'm looking forward to this cold on a salad as leftovers. I served it with orzo and Greek ...

Followed the recipe exactly. It was was easy and delicious! My husband even liked it! I will be making this again.

I think next time I will marinate a little longer. Very easy and delicious!!

Very good! I doubled the marinade, except for the lemon juice (was afraid would be too lemony) and marinated 5 chicken breasts in a ziploc bag for about 40 mins. Was pleased with the flavor, a...

Followed recipe. Chicken was a bit dry. Be careful you don't overcook it.

I made this exactly as the recipe recommends except I used rosemary instead of thyme. The chicken was tender, juicy and had a good flavor. And it looked good, too after baking it for 10 minute...

It was so easy and nice to pair with just some rice, however next time I would use a little less of the lemon juice as it came out a tad strong for my taste.

Simple and tasty!!!