Oven Fried Lemonade Chicken

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I found the basic recipe for this in the TV Guide over 35 years ago. Even though I've changed it slightly to reduce the fat and increase the flavor, it remains a family favorite to this day. It is very easy and SO delicious... hot OR cold.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 ounce) can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 1 ½ cups cornflakes cereal

  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed thyme

Directions

  1. Pour the lemonade concentrate, salt, and pepper into a resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet generously with cooking spray.

  3. Place the cornflakes in another resealable plastic bag and crush them into fine crumbs. Add the thyme, and mix thoroughly. Remove the chicken pieces from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Place the chicken pieces into the bag containing the cornflake crumbs and shake to coat well.

  4. Place the chicken breasts on the prepared baking sheet so they don't touch, and spray each one lightly with cooking spray. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes, until chicken juices run clear, and the top is browned and crunchy. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

223 Calories
3g Fat
24g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 223
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 237mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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