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

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Set one oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  • Place chicken breasts into a baking dish and pour marinade on top.

  • 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

501 calories; protein 47.4g 95% DV; carbohydrates 3.5g 1% DV; fat 32.5g 50% DV; cholesterol 129.2mg 43% DV; sodium 191.3mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2018
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. Moist and flavorful! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2019
Followed the recipe to the T (except the broiling part as it was already very dry). The finished product looked appealing and taste good but failed to escape the doom of most baked chicken breasts - the dryness even though I took them out after 30 minutes. I would give this recipe another chance but will cut the baking time by half. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2018
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. Moist and flavorful! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2018
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 salad and it was a definite hit, even with my picky teenagers. Don't skip the broiling step, if you can. I did at first (I figured baking was good enough for a Thursday night) but the chicken, while delicious, had that bland, boiled look. I threw it back in the oven before serving. Quickly browning up the top doesn't affect the flavor but makes for a much better presentation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2018
I think next time I will marinate a little longer. Very easy and delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2019
I use this recipe ALOT in the summer. This is great for chicken on the grill. I let it marinate for a couple hours. Turns out great every time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2018
Followed the recipe exactly. It was was easy and delicious! My husband even liked it! I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2018
Excellent with substitutions. I doubled the marinade, except I substituted Key lime juice for lemon juice. I had no lemons and didn't want to drive to the store in a driving rain. I also enjoy the tartness of Key lime juice. I also added 1/4 tsp. garam masala (by accident). The four chicken breasts, each over a 12 ounces, were marinated in a Ziploc bag for 45 mins. in the fridge. Breasts were moist and the broiling caramelized the marinade and toasted the garlic which I made sure was placed on top of the chicken breasts. Served with boxed wild mushroom with herb rice and sliced tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2018
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 as chicken breasts so often are bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2018
This recipe is going into my rotation- so easy! Followed recipe with no changes. My granddaughter loves it. Have made this a couple of times already. It's a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/20/2019
Followed the recipe to the T (except the broiling part as it was already very dry). The finished product looked appealing and taste good but failed to escape the doom of most baked chicken breasts - the dryness even though I took them out after 30 minutes. I would give this recipe another chance but will cut the baking time by half. Read More
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