Total Time
Prep 55 mins
Cook 0 mins

originally from the book "Choose to Lose"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken in bowl or casserole. Cover with lemon juice and marinate in refrigerator for several hours or overnight, turning chicken periodically.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Combine flour, salt, pepper and paprika in plastic bag.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and coat each with flour by shaking it in bag.
  5. Place chicken in baking pan in a single layer.
  6. Either peel the zest from a lemon and chop it fine in your food processor, or grate the zest with a hand grater.
  7. Mix grated peel with brown sugar.
  8. Sprinkle the lemon zest mixture evenly over the chicken breasts.
  9. Combine lemon juice and water and sprinkle evenly over chicken.
  10. Put 1 lemon slice on each chicken breast and bake for 35-40 min. or until cooked through.
  11. To make sure chicken is cooked, cut one of them in the middle and make sure that it is not red or pink, then, if it is, cook it a little bit more.
Most Helpful

Way, way too lemony. I ate about half of my meal and vowed never to eat anything with lemon in it again. I marinated overnight... Bad idea! I imagine this recipe could be great with a little tweaking.

Jehnna February 20, 2001

Best lemon chicken ever! I started with frozen chicken breasts, marinated until they thawed, then cut them into chunks. After cutting them up, I marinated them more - a total of about 24 hours. The brown sugar at the end adds kind of a sweet & sour flavor. LOVED it and will make again and again!

kristenbroeker April 17, 2010

Not very successful for me. I'm not sure what I did wrong but the flour made the chicken very gooey so if I made this recipe again, I'd give the flour a miss I think.

Laura Pie April 03, 2011