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The Best Lemon Chicken


Main Course

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  • 2 chickens cut into quarters
  • 2 cups lemon juice (preferably fresh squeezed)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp lemon essence
  • 2 lemons (sliced paper thin)


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Marinate chicken in lemon juice overnight.

Drain and pat dry with paper towels.

Put dry ingredients in a plastic bag, add the chicken and shake to coat evenly. Shake off excess flour.

Brown chicken pieces in oil in a large fry pan for about 15 minutes.

Arrange browned chicken in a pan.

Mix lemon zest and brown sugar, sprinkle over chicken.

Mix chicken stock and lemon essence and pour around the chicken.

Place a slice of lemon on ear piece of chicken.

Bake in a preheated 350F oven for about 40 minutes.


If desired, thicken the juices with a little cornstarch and serve over chicken.

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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