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zesty lemon chicken
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups fresh lemon juice (about 8-9 lemons)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon peel
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced in rounds
  • Minced fresh parsley

Zesty Lemon Chicken

Staff | Delicious Living
  • Serves: 6 people
  • Calories per serving: 300

Adapted from Crème de Colorado (Junior League of Denver, Inc.). Excellent hot and terrific cold, this is a treat for al fresco dining on your patio or in the mountains.

Prep time: overnight marinating, plus 25 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes

  1. In a large, sealed plastic bag, combine chicken breasts and lemon juice. Squeeze air out and seal. Refrigerate overnight, turning once.
  2. Remove chicken, reserving 2 tablespoons of marinade, and drip dry. Combine flour, salt, paprika and pepper in a plastic bag. Shake until well mixed. Put chicken breasts in bag, one at a time, and shake to coat evenly.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and sauté breasts, a few at a time, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  4. Arrange chicken in a single layer in a large baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with lemon peel and brown sugar. Mix chicken broth with reserved 2 tablespoons marinade and pour around chicken. Place a thin lemon slice on top of each breast and sprinkle with minced parsley.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until tender.

Photography by Rita Maas

Calories 300,Fat 7,Perfat 21,Cholesterol 63,Carbo 31,Protein 29,Fiber N/A,Sodium N/A

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