15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken

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15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken — Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great lemon pepper flavor!! A DELISH one-pan meal with zero cleanup that’s perfect for busy weeknights!!

15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken - Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great lemon pepper flavor!! A DELISH one-pan meal with zero cleanup that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Baked Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe

I love sheet pan dinners because I’m all about easy, tasty, flavorful meals that are ready in 15 minutes like this one. The chicken is tender and juicy and infused with lovely lemon flavor from both lemon slices that are nestled underneath and from the lemon pepper that’s sprinkled on top.

It’s also a skinny dinner. Bonus points for that during swimsuit season. Lean protein, veggies, and it’s naturally gluten-free, score.

Because the recipe is made on a sheet pan, cleanup is as easy as tossing away a sheet of foil. The less dishes I have to do on busy weeknights, the happier I am.

The school year is here and these are the types of family-friendly weeknight dinners that save my butt.

15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken - Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great lemon pepper flavor!! A DELISH one-pan meal with zero cleanup that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

What’s in Lemon Pepper Chicken? 

To make this easy chicken sheet pan dinner, you’ll need:

15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken - Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great lemon pepper flavor!! A DELISH one-pan meal with zero cleanup that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

How to Make Lemon Pepper Chicken and Veggies

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then place lemon slices on top. Add the diced chicken and veggies to the baking sheet, then season and drizzle with olive oil. 

Bake the lemon pepper chicken for about 15 minutes, tossing halfway through to ensure even cooking. 

The exact cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken, so check early and often so you don’t overcook the chicken which dries it out.

15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken - Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great lemon pepper flavor!! A DELISH one-pan meal with zero cleanup that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Can I Use Chicken Thighs? 

Yes, boneless skinless chicken thighs should work in place of the chicken breasts. 

15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken — Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great lemon pepper flavor!! A DELISH one-pan meal with zero cleanup that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Tips for Making Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken 

I used green beans and red onions because the beans are seasonal and I had a red onion on hand. The green beans are perfectly crisp-tender, which is just the way I like them. 

But you can switch that up and you can mix and match based on what your family enjoys. Try broccoli, sugar snap peas, bell peppers, mushrooms, or go with pineapple like I did in this teriyaki version.

To keep this a skinnier meal and allow the lemon pepper flavor to shine through more strongly, I held off an adding a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, a spoonful of minced garlic, or a drizzle of soy sauce or chili garlic sauce, but they would all be great if you choose.

15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken — Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great lemon pepper flavor!! A DELISH one-pan meal with zero cleanup that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

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Yield: 4

15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken

15-Minute Sheet Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken

Fast, EASY, HEALTHY, and loaded with great flavor!! A DELISH one-pan lemon pepper chicken with zero cleanup that's perfect for busy weeknights!!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large lemon, sliced into thin rounds
  • 1.25 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 1/2 of one large or 1 medium red onion, sliced into strips or small chunks
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons freshly ground lemon pepper seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • fresh parsley, optional for garnishing
  • optionally finish with Parmesan cheese, garlic, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, etc.

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425F, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier cleanup, and add the lemon slices evenly dispersed around the baking sheet.
    2. Add the chicken, green beans, onions, evenly drizzle with olive oil, evenly season with lemon pepper, salt, pepper, and bake for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables have some golden color.
    3. Toss the chicken and vegetables (leave the lemon slices on the bottom) halfway through baking to ensure even cooking. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken and being that this is quite a hot oven, check early and often so you don’t overcook the chicken which dries it out.
    4. Optionally garnish with fresh parsley and finish with any of the optionally suggested items.

Notes

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 1357mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 48g

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Comments

  1. MAde the lemon pepper sheet pan chicken last night.Added some blanched Brussel sprouts and broccoli.Super easy to make, no clean up really.Kids loved it.Served with a side of penne.Big time winnerThank you

    Rating: 5
  2. This was delicious!  I gave it 5 stars because it tastes fantastic, it really is quick & easy and the recipe works great.  Generally I’m cooking for a hungry family waiting on dinner, so dud recipes are the bane of my existence. Glad to report this is not one of them! Thank you – definitely putting this in the rotation. 

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the five star review and I am glad that this was a hit with the family and I hear you – who wants to be scrambling to get dinner on the table only to have your hungry eaters not enjoy it. That is the bane of my existence too!

  3. This was delicious! I added an orange pepper, a little sprinkle of red pepper flakes and Parmesan at the end and served with rice pilaf. So good! Thank you!

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and glad it was delicious for you! I’m sure the orange and red pepper flakes and the Parm made it extra special!

    1. Thank you! I made it earlier in the summer when I was thinking more bright and vibrant but that never goes out of season :)

  4. Looks delicious! I love lemon pepper on chicken and green beans…and some parmesan or maybe even feta sounds wonderful too.