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


  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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