Lemon Sugar Roasted Chicken

lemon sugar roasted chicken


lemon sugar roasted chicken


Lemon Sugar Roasted Chicken


  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 bone-in and skin-on split chicken breasts
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • 1/2 of a small onion sliced thinly (about half cup)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the lemon zest, juice, garlic, oil, oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper.
  • Place chicken (skin-side up) in a greased glass baking dish. Arrange the bell pepper, tomato, and onion all around the pieces of chicken. Pour the lemon mixture evenly over the top. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and spoon the pan juices repeatedly over the chicken to moisten.
  • Bake uncovered, basting every 10 minutes, for about 30 more minutes. Serve chicken and vegetables with all of the pan juices.





23 thoughts on “Lemon Sugar Roasted Chicken

  1. Pom Pom

    Hi Andie!
    Yummy! It reminds me of a good recipe my mom makes with boneless skinless chicken breasts, swiss cheese, white sauce and white wine, croutons and butter. Delicious!
    Don’t you love the color of peppers? Magic!
    I hope you have a lovely day with all kinds of smiles and warm hellos.

  2. Kaitie

    Those pictures are amazing- I think I could literally taste this amazing creation through them. (Hang on, I need to wipe the drool off my screen…)

    Can’t wait to get home and try this!

  3. raquel

    I think it is about time for me to follow all the recipe that you post on this site, last year I weigh 120 lbs and because of the holiday I become 125 wow I want to lose weight though I am not that fat all I wanted is to maintain my weight according to my height, I stand 5’3 and I think my ideal weight is 115 lbs so I need to drop my weight 10 lbs, and I read about this site and inspire me.

  4. Amanda

    So I saw how you make a roasted chicken for the week and I thought that was a great idea. So naturally I made one (stuffing it was hard…I mean hard because it was grossss) BUT it was really good. However, it didn’t keep very well…
    So my question is.. how do you make chicken like this that keeps? How do you store it??

    1. admin

      Hey Amanda!
      Once the chicken is cool on Sunday, I remove all the skin and pull all the meat off. I generally separate the dark and white meat- mostly because many people in my family have a preference. Then, I put all of the meat in a big seal-able container, cover it, and put it in the fridge. Should last 4 days. I like to take a handful of the meat and add it to salads, toss it with pasta and sauce, just about anything.
      Hope this helps:)

  5. Alyson

    Love a recipe like this, different ingredients and one pan. BTW, if you want a chance for some Florida sunshine, I am giving away a ponderosa lemon this week!

    Alyzabeth’s Mommy

  6. Beth

    Your blog is wonderful, and I’ve been enjoying so much reading about your journey and perusing your pictures and recipes. I’m on a similar trip – older than you (34), but finally got some help for the weight and the pain behind it. I was 296 lbs, am now 203 and going strong.

    I hate to sound ungrateful, but may I ask why you seem to no longer include nutritional/caloric info with your recipes? I was SO excited to see that you did, but it seems to no longer be something you do, and I would dearly love to see that back.

    Thanks for posting and sharing :)

    1. admin

      Hey Beth! First, thank you very much for being so kind :) I understand what you mean about the ease of me posting nutrition information. I guess I just let that fall once I started taking on more responsibilities with the books I’m writing and the blog growing. I’ll consider adding it back, but for the most part, it did take quite a bit of time. I’m so appreciative that you’re here and I absolutely want to make your experience the best it can be. I’ll do my best :)


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  8. Deandra Whyte

    Hi! Let me just say that I love your blog! I made this chicken last night for dinner and it was amazing! I am a junior at Howard University and I discovered your blog about a month ago and I have fallen in love! Being a college student and trying to eat healthy let alone “real” food is sometimes hard so your step by step instructions and detail are amazing! Thank You so much!
    -Deandra :)

  9. Carol Hansen

    Weill…I just made this it was amazing!!! OMG…I can’t wait to share it with the world…hahaha ok well with my little group of followers;) Truly delish…you never disappoint!



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