Baked Lemon-Dill Chicken Breasts


Simple, delicious, tangy chicken breasts baked in a melody of spices using fresh ingredients. After baking, garnish with fresh herbs such as thyme sprigs, if desired. Best served over a bed of rice.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (5 ounce) boneless chicken breasts

  • 4 tablespoons honey

  • 5 lemons

  • 4 teaspoons dried dill weed

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Set chicken breasts into a shallow casserole dish and brush 1 tablespoon honey onto each breast.

  3. Zest 1 lemon, then cut in half. Slice remaining lemons. Squeeze juice from 1 lemon over the tops of the chicken breasts and sprinkle with lemon zest. Combine dill, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle spices on top of the chicken. Cover chicken breasts with lemon slices and set 1 tablespoon butter on each piece of chicken breast.

  4. Bake until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

349 Calories
16g Fat
19g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 349
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 331mg 7%

* 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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