I’m really excited about this Baked Sweet Date & Lemon Chicken dish. I feel like I say this every time but I’m ALWAYS looking for a new chicken recipe. Aren’t you?
This chicken is made with simple ingredients and couldn’t be easier to pull together. Also, it’s the most beautiful marinade, don’t you think?
Olive oil, sweet dates, lemon, orange, garlic, and rosemary!? I mean, yes please! I’ll be making this chicken dish for Rosh Hashanah dinner this week, along with some of my favorites such as my Slow Cooker Brisket, The World’s Best Challah, my grandmother’s famous Noodle Kugel, Grilled Broccolini and more!
After it’s done baking, I like to remove the chicken from the pan, slice it up, then put it back in the dish or on a pretty serving platter with all the juices! It’s easy to serve this way and looks pretty too!
I can’t even tell you how juicy this chicken becomes. Trust me, you’re gonna love this one!
Baked Sweet Date & Lemon Chicken
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An easy chicken dish marinated in sweet dates, lots of citrus, garlic, and olive oil to create a tender, juicy chicken your whole family will love!
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ¾ cup olive oil
- 1 cup dates, pitted and halved
- 1–2 lemons, thinly sliced
- ½ orange, sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
- 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Add the chicken and all of the ingredients to a large bowl or bag, and mix together to make sure the chicken is fully covered with all the marinade. Cover and keep in the fridge for 2-8 hours.
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray a large baking dish and place the chicken in the dish. Top with the marinade and bake for 35-40 minutes until dates are caramelized and chicken is cooked through.
- Remove chicken and slice, then serve on a platter with the dates and citrus on top! Garnish with fresh rosemary!
Made this for Easter lunch and it was such a hit!
I’m so glad, Mary! Thanks for the review!
Absolutely easy and delicious! I have also used dried figs instead of dates.
Yes! Love the idea of using figs as well!
Made this for a dinner club gathering with friends. Had a party of 8, doubled the recipe. It was sensational and a huge hit with our guests. We did not slice the chicken given time and size of group, but chicken was tender and delicious. Not only were the flavors amazing, but once plated it was a beautiful presentation. A true hit and will absolutely make again!
Could you add brussels sprouts or some other green vegetable to this one pan dish?
Life is but a Dish
Extremely easy and delicious!
This is wonderfully simple. I have made this dish a few times with rave reviews. Vert tender, lots of flavor. Delicious. I have added more dates each time I make it, though.