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Homemade chicken with as little effort as humanly possible.

Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 4


  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1 lemon, cut into thin slices


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Drizzle oil all over chicken and generously coat with seasoning mixture, shaking off excess. Place chicken on a sheet pan with 1 or 2 lemon slices on each piece.
  2. Bake until chicken is cooked through, or reads an internal temperature of 165º, about 20 minutes.
  3. Cover chicken loosely with foil and let rest 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with a side of steamed vegetables.

Judy Kim is a NYC-based food stylist, recipe developer, and photographer. She also writes recipes for her website The Judy Lab.

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