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)
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.
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.
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.