Baked Lemon Paprika Chicken

Lemon Paprika Chicken

Author: Stephanie Kay

This lemon paprika chicken marinade is perfect for a quick and easy baked chicken dinner. Although this recipe calls for chicken breasts, you could certainly use chicken thighs or chicken legs if you prefer.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Baked



  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, add the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt, and whisk until well combined.
  3. Add the chicken breast to the bowl and, using tongs or your hands, turn the chicken breasts in the marinade until well coated. If time permits, allow the chicken to sit in the marinade for 30 minutes. This will allow for better flavour, however, it is not necessary.
  4. Transfer the chicken breasts to a baking dish, pouring any excess marinade over the chicken in the baking dish, and then transfer the dish to the oven and bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes, or until the thickest part of the chicken breast reaches 165°F.
  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. This will help to ensure the chicken breasts remain moist and the juices do not run when sliced.
  6. Once cooled, the chicken can be served immediately or stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Keywords: chicken breast, smoked paprika, easy, baked