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"No Work" Citrus and Herb Baked Chicken

This Citrus and Herb Baked Chicken requires only 10 minutes prep and uses simple seasonal ingredients to give you a delicious, healthy and flavorful dinner on busy weeknights!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Citrus Chicken, Easy Baked Chicken, Herb Baked Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 439kcal
Author The Seasoned Mom

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (can substitute with about 8 chicken thighs)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 orange sliced into rounds
  • 1 lemon sliced into rounds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, whisk together honey, mustard, and orange juice.
  • Place chicken in a large baking dish (about 9-inch by 13-inch) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with a little bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and toss to make sure that each piece of chicken is well coated. Place citrus slices and sprigs of fresh herbs in the dish (tucked among the chicken).
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F. Be sure to spoon plenty of the delicious pan sauce over the chicken before serving!

Notes

  • Make sure to use boneless chicken to speed up the cooking time and go for good quality for best flavor
  • Make sure to use freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Don't use dried herbs as they won't have the same fragrant flavors
  • Check the chicken is cooked all the way through with a meat thermometer it should read 165F
  • Make sure to spoon the sauce over the chicken when serving you don't want to lose that delicious flavor
  • Serve with veggies or rice

Nutrition

Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 1014mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Vitamin C: 40.2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.7mg