Rustic Honey Lemon Pepper Chicken

Someone recently told me that chicken breasts are boring. {PAUSE} When have breasts ever been boring?! Perky or seasoned. Lemon pepper seasoning is one of my favorites and a telltale sign of a Chicago City Girl. It is the equivalent of kitchen fairy dust. Armed with a little homemade magic and a few ounces of chicken breast I had but one goal. Redeem the breast!


  • 4 Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Cracked Black Peppercorn (1 tablespoon)
  • Parsley (1 tablespoon, finely chopped)
  • Lemon (2 teaspoons of juice, 1 teaspoon of zest)
  • Garlic (2 teaspoons, minced)
  • Honey (2 tablespoons)
  • Crushed Red Pepper (1 teaspoon)
  • Thyme (2 teaspoons)
  • Oregano (1 teaspoon)
  • Olive Oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Coarse Salt (2 teaspoons)


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix together cracked peppercorn, crushed red pepper, thyme, oregano, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Coat chicken breasts with olive oil and lemon juice.
  4. Place on a baking rack.
  5. Add zest, garlic, and honey. *I sliced the rest of the lemon and placed on top of the chicken breasts as well.
  6. Add lemon pepper seasoning.
  7. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
  8. After removing from the oven add parsley and serve.

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