Learn the easiest way to make all-purpose, basic baked chicken breasts that turn out tender and juicy every time! Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Bake them on a sheet pan with halved fresh lemons to make a savory pan sauce to pour over the meat.



chicken breasts

olive oil

salt, pepper, herbs

Put the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper on both sides.

Sprinkle chopped herbs  on both sides of the chicken.

Arrange halved lemons on the sheet pan, around the chicken.

Bake 10 minutes at 425 degrees, then flip the chicken over.

Bake another 10 minutes. They’re done when the chicken feel firm and springy to the touch.

Rest the chicken 5 minutes. Add a tablespoon or two of water or chicken broth to the sheet pan to create a tasty sauce.

Transfer to a serving platter. Squeeze the roasted lemons over.