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A Seasonal Guide to Healthy Eating
Commemorating 50 years of School Lunch


Baked Lemon Chicken

30 minutes
Serves: 5

Your children will like this! The lemon slices on these chicken pieces look like circus wheels. Ask your child to help you top the chicken with the lemon slices before it goes into the oven.


  • 1 3-1/2 pound chicken, skinned, cut into 10 pieces
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 pepper
  • 1-1/2 thinly sliced garlic cloves (or 1 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
  • 3 cups thinly-sliced onions
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken stock or water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, sliced into 10 slices, seeds removed
  1. Combine salt, pepper, garlic, and thyme.
  2. Lay chicken pieces into a 11" x 13" baking pan. Sprinkle seasonings over chicken.
  3. Combine onions, stock, and lemon juice in a sauce pan. Heat to a boil.
  4. Pour hot lemon mixture around chicken.Top each chicken piece with a lemon slice.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees F. until golden brown and juices are clear colored.

Nutrients per serving
2 pieces

  • Calories 253
  • Saturated fat 2.4 g
  • Iron 2.1 mg
  • Protein 34 g
  • Cholesterol 101 mg
  • Calcium 53 mg
  • Carbohydrate 10 g
  • Vitamin A 20 RE
  • Sodium 219 mg
  • Total Fat 8.7 g
  • Vitamin C 27 mg
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g


Are you eating 3-5 vegetables a day? If you aren't a few small changes can improve your diet. The Good Guide Pyramid can help you choose a more healthful diet for your family. Having a vegetable juice or adding a vegetable for a snack each day can make a big difference in your diet.


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