Solo Baked Chicken Breast

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Servings: 1
  • About This Recipe

    “This is an easy recipe that when when matched with a prepared potato ( see note ), and a green salad will place dinner for one on the table in 45 minutes.”

    Ingredients

  • 1boneless skinless chicken breast, thawed
  • 1lemon, juice of
  • 1tablespoonmelted butter
  • pepper
  • Directions

  • Place a Cast Iron Frying Pan into an oven and preheat at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • During this time, IF the chicken breast is frozen, it can thawed in a microwave at power 3 for 7 minutes.
  • Place the thawed chicken breast into a shallow dish and add the juice of 1 lemon, coating both sides.
  • Let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  • Cover both sides with pepper, and then coat the chicken breast with the butter, using a brush.
  • Place the chicken into the Cast Iron Pan and bake for 35 minutes.
  • To get an even browning, turn the chicken over half way through the baking time.
  • Note:If a baking potato is punctured, microwaved on high for 3 minutes, and then coated with olive oil, it will be done in the same 35 minutes in the oven.
  • Reviews

  • “Looking for something suitable for preparation in my toaster oven, this recipe caught my eye, and I was not disappointed! Due to space constraints, I substituted the cast iron with a Le Creuset baking dish. And as you’ll see from my picture, I also went sweet with my potato. Neither had any bearing on this dish’s deliciousness. A Saturday afternoon treat … And definitely a candidate for regular repeat. Thank you!”

  • “Love this simple easy recipe for chicken.”

  • “I just got my very first cast iron skillet and was super excited to try it. I chose this recipe because of its simplicity. Both (the skillet and the recipe) didn’t let me down. I was very happy with the result. I took an advice of a previous reviewer and cut the time to 30 min (15 minutes on each side) and it was perfect for a very large breast. Next time I might try using seasoning salt instead of regular for a little extra kick. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.”

  • “very simple & very good!”

  • “This was lemony tasty! I roasted 3 chicken breasts and used a mixture of olive oil and butter as well as lemon pepper (the more lemony the better).The chicken was a little dry so I may cut down on the cooking time on the next occasion.”

  • “This is great, easy, easy! I just added a bit more lemon cause I love that taste if there’s nothing else. 20 minutes and we were well satisfied. Thanks so much!”

  • “Mmmm the BF and I just enjoyed this simple yet fabulous recipe post-workout! I’m wondering how a 100-calorie cooked chicken breast turns into 243 calories total with only lemon juice, melted butter and pepper, but I don’t care! Thanks, Bill, we both love it!”

  • “This was great! Quick and easy meal. Picture looks just like what mine looked like!”

  • “Had planned on a different chicken recipe and realized last minute that a key ingredient I needed had gone bad. I was running out of time and was already planning on making Brother William’s Pickle Dilly Green Beans so I searched his other recipes and found this one. It was easy to prep with always on hand ingredients and the results were very satisfying. When I brushed the chicken with the butter the pepper seemed to clump up in spots which gave some bites an extra peppery taste. I think next time I will try brushing the chicken with the butter first and then sprinkling with the pepper. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!”

  • “Easy and VERY tasty!!I doubled it, for my husband & I.He loved it, and even me being SUPER picky, loved it too!The only thing I would do differently next time I make it would be to not use quite so much pepper on mine (although my husband LOVED his just the way it was!), and also remember to put my potatoes in a little sooner so that everything was done together :)Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!!!”

  • “Followed the directions (including preheating and time) with the exception of cooking it in my Pampered Chef Bakestone and cooking 3 chicken breasts.It came out perfectly, and was exceptionally easy.Thanks so much!”

  • “Easy and excellent. I marinated the chicken in the lemon juice for a couple of hours. That was the only change I made. We really enjoy this recipe in our house.”

  • “This was good and different.For such a easy recipe.The chicken was so tender with just the right hit of lemon.I also added a dash of red pepper flakes.Thanks, for a quick keeper.”

  • “I made this exactly how Brother William said to and it was great.It seemed like alot of pepper when I first put it in, but it gave it a really nice flavor.Thanks again this is a favorite.”

  • “I just loved this.This recipe gives the breast a crisp crust and as it cooks so quickly the chicken does not get dried out.I started the oven at 450 degrees with the skillet in the cold oven.when the oven came to temp I let it cook 15 minutes longer to ensure correct oven temp.I put olive oil salt and pepper in pan, then chicken I had rolled in cracker crumbs.I immediately dropped temp to 350 and followed the time provided.”

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