Easy Weeknight Lemon Chicken

Here is an easy weeknight chicken dish that you can make in as little as 30 minutes. It’s my “go to” recipe when I’m rushed . Everyone always loves it. 


6 thinly sliced boneless chicken breasts (or chicken cutlets pounded to ¼-1/8” thickness)

Juice of 1 lemon

Zest from ½ – 1 lemon

1 Tbls. fresh thyme leaves

1 cup of seasoned bread crumbs

Salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder to taste (I use a few sprinkles of each)

3 Tbls. olive oil (add more if needed)


Preheat oven to 425°F

  1. Place chicken breasts in a bowl. Add lemon juice, seasonings and thyme. Mix well. Let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Place bread crumbs on a plate; dredge each breast on both sides in bread crumbs.
  3. Brown breasts on both sides in olive oil on medium high heat; remove and place on baking sheet. Bake for an additional 7-8 minutes.



This chicken goes well with roasted asparagus and pasta, rice or potatoes.


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