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Easy Mediterranean Baked Chicken Breast

Rated as 4.38 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

Not making again. Followed to a "T". Nothing noteworthy about this dish.

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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 ...

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

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

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.

I had lime and no lemon so used the lime. Made it the same way but with lime...came out awesome! You NEED to broil it at the end. Makes all the !!!!!

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...

I marinated mine for 30-45 minutes while my other food was cooking in the oven. I used my cast iron skillet to brown the chicken previous to marinating! Was perfect! Used cilantro as well in mar...

This was easy, perfect for a weeknight dinner. I marinated it for about 30 minutes, but i feel this would be best when you are able to marinate overnight, as it needs time to get all those flav...