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Lemon Chicken III

Rated as 4.23 out of 5 Stars

"Chicken breasts marinated in lemon juice, then coated in seasoned flour and fried, and finally baked in chicken broth with brown sugar, fresh parsley and lemon slices. This is the best lemon chicken you will ever taste! It is very good for making for a family dinner."
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12 h servings 441
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. To Marinate: Combine chicken and lemon juice in a large resealable plastic bag. Squeeze out air and seal bag. Refrigerate to marinate overnight, turning once.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving 2 tablespoons marinade and disposing of the remainder. Mix together flour, salt, paprika and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken breasts one at a time, seal bag and shake to coat evenly.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry coated chicken until well browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. Arrange browned chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish and sprinkle with brown sugar. Mix broth with reserved marinade and pour mixture over chicken. Top each breast with a lemon slice and sprinkle all with parsley.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through (juices run clear) and tender.


  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 441 calories; 20 37.3 30.2 68 666 Full nutrition

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A great recipe for lemon lovers like me! But I have to agree that marinating for a couple of hours in the straight lemon juice is plenty. Overnight would be overkill and probably just about dis...

Most helpful critical review

This was an awesome recipe but I did as it said to marinate overnight and the chicken was waaaaaay too sour! I would try it again but only marinate for an hour at most.

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A great recipe for lemon lovers like me! But I have to agree that marinating for a couple of hours in the straight lemon juice is plenty. Overnight would be overkill and probably just about dis...

This is soooooooo good! I will admit i made a few alterations based on past reviews. First of all, i did not marinate overnight, but rather placed the frozen chicken in the ziplock and let it t...

I used my own recipe for lemon chicken, but I converted it to how this recipe was prepared (marinating overnite in lemon juice, then frying AND baking the chicken). It made my recipe 100 times b...

Very tasty. I marinated the chicken for 2 hours & doubled the paprika. I drained the oil after removing the chicken & added all marinade & double the broth along with the brown sugar & 1 tsp of ...

This is the best lemon chicken I have ever had. However, I've tried marinating it for only a few hours and overnight, and I think it tastes better if it marinates a few hours. I've also found th...

Great recipe. The only alterations I made; half the amount of brown sugar and marinade in 1/2 cup lemon and enough olive oil and white wine to make another half cup. Oh, and i cut some fresh ros...

This is the best Lemon Chicken I have ever tasted. I made this recipe For a dinner party and they demanded I email the recipe to some of the guests. I never have enough time to marinate overnit...

Great recipe! Though as we like spicy dishes I added one more tsp of paprika. Also for those out there wanting a more lemon taste dish it might help to do the following: after squeezing all the ...

I made this for dinner last night, and my husband and I both loved it! I found the recipe kind of last-minute, so I didn't get to marinate the chicken overnight (only for a half hour). Regardl...