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This is an easy recipe with lots of flavor. I served the chicken with a salad and some steamed veggies. Super easy to prep ahead of time and even freeze before baking for a meal later on.

Spice Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lemon Slices

(Adapted from Everyday Maven)


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1¼ teaspoon kosher salt

¾ teaspoon black pepper

¾ teaspoon smoked paprika

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon ground cumin

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 medium organic lemons, washed and thinly sliced

3 lbs bone-in, skinless chicken breasts (usually 4 to 6 pieces)

parsley for garnish


Preheat the oven to 400F. Begin by combining salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, cumin and olive oil until well mixed.


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Wash lemons and thinly slice.


Place chicken breasts bone side down in a glass baking dish. Evenly coat with spice mixture and then top with lemon slices.


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Bake uncovered for 50 to 55 minutes until chicken breasts reach an internal temperature of 165F. Remove the chicken breasts from the baking dish to a serving platter. Collect the pan juices and serve alongside the chicken as a sauce. Top chicken with a bit of chopped parsley, serve.

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