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Baked lemon pepper chicken is a fast and easy meal that is delicious as the main course or atop a salad to add protein.

One of my children made this recipe for a family party recently.

It was delicious and easy to make, so I thought I would share it as an example of a healthy main course that is very straightforward and fast to pull together.

These chicken cutlets are an excellent topper for a salad too.

Note that where you source the chicken breasts is very important to ensure this dish is as nutrient-dense as possible!

I would recommend finding a pastured poultry farmer in your area where you can buy chicken outside of the Industrialized Food System with its many abuses even if the meat is “organically certified”.

Serving Suggestion

I recommend serving these lemon pepper cutlets with roasted vegetables and fermented sweet potato.

The combination of flavors is delicious!

lemon pepper chicken cutlets in baking pan

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

Baked lemon pepper chicken is a fast and easy meal that is delicious as the main course or atop a salad to add protein.

Instructions

  1. Carefully slice each chicken breast lengthwise into thin cutlets.

  2. Briefly pound each cutlet on a sturdy wooden cutting board using a meat tenderizer.

  3. Place the tenderized cutlets in a large baking pan and drizzle on the olive oil.

  4. Use clean hands to rub the olive oil into each cutlet (both sides).

  5. Lightly sprinkle each side of the oiled cutlet with the seasonings.

  6. Bake at 375 °F/ 190 °C for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.

  7. Refrigerate cooled cutlets for up to 4 days in a glass container with tight fitting lid.

Nutrition Facts

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken

Amount Per Serving (1 cutlet)

Calories 256
Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 3g15%

Polyunsaturated Fat 2g

Monounsaturated Fat 11g

Cholesterol 45mg15%

Potassium 131mg4%

Protein 28g56%

Vitamin A 30IU1%

Calcium 8mg1%

Iron 0.57mg3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

lemon pepper chicken cutlets in olive oil

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