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Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe


Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

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This baked lemon chicken recipe is tangy, slightly spicy and slightly sweet. The flavors aren't strong, just bright, which makes this a perfect recipe to serve to kids. Garnish with fresh lemon slices and chopped Italian (flat leaf) parsley.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch


  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.

  2. Place chicken breasts in a zipper-sealed storage bag or large container. Pour lemon juice marinade over top. Refrigerate, covered, 20 to 40 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  4. Heat oil in a large (12-inch to 14-inch) skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. Place flour in a shallow dish. Using tongs, remove chicken pieces from marinade and coat in flour, shaking off excess.

  6. Place chicken in skillet, and pan fry 5 to 7 minutes, until golden on each side.

    Note: The chicken will finish cooking in the oven. This step is just to get a nice brown crust on it. Transfer chicken breasts to a 9 x 13 glass baking dish.

  7. Measure chicken broth in a liquid measuring cup. Add brown sugar and cornstarch to the broth right in the measuring cup. Stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved. Pour over the chicken.

  8. Bake 20 to 25 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
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