Baked Lemon Chicken Tips
Is it better to bake lemon chicken covered or uncovered?
It’s better to bake this chicken recipe covered. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts can dry out when baked, so be careful how you cook them. Covering the baking dish captures moisture that would otherwise evaporate. The food in a covered dish will also cook more evenly, preventing top bits from getting brown and dry while the bottom isn’t quite done. If your baking dish doesn’t have a lid, use aluminum foil.
Can you use chicken thighs in this baked lemon chicken recipe?
Yes, you can use chicken thighs instead of breasts for this recipe! Lots of great recipes call for either chicken breasts
or chicken thighs
, but the two can usually be swapped out. Figure two thighs for each breast to get the same amount of meat. Dark meat can take a just a little longer to cook than white meat, especially if you use bone-in thighs, so be sure you check for doneness
How do you store baked lemon chicken?
Let the chicken cool to room temperature (but no longer than 2 hours), wrap tightly and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Love the combination of lemon and chicken? Try more of our lemon chicken recipes
!—Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Books Editor
1 chicken breast half: 312 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 starch.