Lemon Fried Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by cuisinebymae

This has the wonderful flavour and texture of deep fried chicken without all that oil. Just brown it in a skillet and bake it in the oven. My dh gets an upset tummy when he eats anything deep fried, but this doesn't bother him.

Top Review by Marie

Excellent recipe. I love the lemony flavor that the marinade gave to the chicken. Used a 3 1/2 lb chicken and left out the marjoram - didn't have any. Otherwise used all ingredients as listed. Crispy, moist and delicious. Thanks Mae for sharing your recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash chicken, dry with paper towels and arrange in a shallow baking dish in a single layer.
  2. Combine lemon juice, 1/4 cup of the oil, garlic salt, salt, thyme, marjoram, and pepper.
  3. Pour over the chicken and marinate in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade.
  5. Don't wipe chicken, just let the marinade drip off.
  6. Combine flour, rind, and paprika.
  7. Heat 1/2 cup oil in a large skillet.
  8. Roll chicken in flour mixture; shake off excess.
  9. Put floured chicken pieces in the hot oil and turn to brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  10. Place browned chicken pieces in a baking dish in a single layer.
  11. Bake uncovered, in a preheated 350F oven for 45- 50 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

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