Crispy Baked Lemon Chicken

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Crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside Baked Lemon Chicken. This chicken recipe is not only healthy, but absolutely delicious!

Delicious and crispy chicken breasts full of lemon flavor.

We eat a lot of chicken during the week, so I’m always thinking of different ways to make it and keep it healthy. The week days are when we try, and I emphasize the word ‘try’, to eat as healthy as we can, so when the weekend comes we can splurge and enjoy ourselves. This Crispy Baked Lemon Chicken is healthy but does not skip out on flavor. It is so good! Winner winner chicken dinner, my friends!

My Ranch Chicken is one of our favorites, so I went with the same concept when making this lemon version. It turned out lip-smacking good! Using corn flakes is genius when it comes to baked chicken. It gives it a great flavor and that crunch! That satisfying crunch we all love with deep-fried chicken.

This delicious chicken also comes together quickly. It is another convenient dinner for those busy weeknights. 🙂

Baked Lemon Chicken
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Crispy Baked Lemon Chicken

Crispy baked chicken with lemon flavor. Healthy and delicious!
Author Holly


  • 4-6 small chicken breasts
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup margarine or butter melted
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet pan with foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray. Set pan aside.
  • Combine the corn flakes, lemon-pepper seasoning, salt and pepper together in a large freezer bag.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the melted margarine and lemon juice.
  • Take 2 pieces of chicken at a time and dip them into the butter/ lemon juice mixture. Then drop chicken into the freezer bag. Twist the top of bag closed and shake the bag so the chicken is fully coated in crumbs. Place chicken onto the prepared pan, and repeat process with the remaining chicken.
  • Sprinkle tops of the coated chicken with the lemon zest. Bake for 25- 30 minutes.

Delicious and crispy chicken breasts full of lemon flavor.

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12 thoughts on “Crispy Baked Lemon Chicken

  1. This chicken was unbelievable! I never comment on food blogs and recipes but I felt obligated to come back and tell you how great this chicken tasted! My husband said it was the best I’ve made. It was crispy and just the right amount of lemon flavor. 5 star recipe

  2. Hi! Would you have any suggestions for a pour over sauce or a dipping type sauce that would be good for this? Hub always feels like there’s something missing if there isn’t a sauce/liquid component.

  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken pieces. Check for doneness. If the skin isn’t crispy, place the dish under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes until browned.

  4. 5 stars
    How many calories is this meal? It was very delicious, i sliced one chicken breast and shared that with my girlfriend and got about 8 small chicken tenders, but we were both curious how many calories this meal/1 chicken breast is.

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