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Oven Roasted Middle Eastern Chicken Breasts sliced on a wooden chopping board
Oven Roasted Middle Eastern Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins

These Oven Roasted Middle Eastern Chicken Breasts packs a flavor punch like you will not believe. Marinated in a punchy concoction of seasonings like paprika, cumin, turmeric and cinnamon and then oven roasted to perfection, these chicken breasts hold in all of their moisture and make a great addition to a salad, wrap or on top of a bed of rice. Perfect for meal prepping and packing lunches for the week ahead.

Course: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 217 kcal
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 onion sliced into wedges
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.

  2. In a large bowl whisk together the spices, lemon juice, olive oil and garlic. Add in the chicken and onions and give everything a good mix, making sure the chicken is well coated.

  3. If you have time to leave the chicken to marinade then awesome, do that. I never do so I always cook it straight away and it is still fantastic.

  4. Add everything to a baking dish and pop into the preheated oven for 40-45 mins, or until the chicken is brown and crispy on the edges.

  5. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and allow to rest for about 5 mins before cutting it into slices.

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Nutrition Facts
Oven Roasted Middle Eastern Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Potassium 515mg15%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 9.7mg12%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.