The Infamous Lemon Chicken Recipe

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Grimm's Restaurant Tales

When my father remarried he would sometimes complain to me about finding my mother's lemon chicken recipe. The real secret here being that I had LOST my mother's recipe box...a crime punishable by walking the plank in my family. Of course I didn't remember eating it or how it tasted since I was 6 when they divorced and she couldn't remember the ingredients. He described to me a sweet glazy sauce that covered the chicken which she served over rice. With the help of my step-mother we "recreated" this dish using Lipton soup and sauce mixes in the lemon flavor. I was at peace until Lipton discontinued this flavor and was again harassed to FIND THAT RECIPE your mother made! Finally I was reaching up in the counter for a martini glass at my aunts house when a small box came crashing down on my head... my family recipes along with the suprisingly easy "Infamous Lemon Chicken".I had no idea these were the few ingredients that had been haunting me. Dad this one's for you.

Top Review by teresas

Well, I can see why your Dad pestered you for years to find this recipe. It is just delicious! The chicken comes out so moist that you can cut it with a fork. I loved the slight taste of the lemon. It isn't overpowering at all. I made as posted except I drained the mushrooms from the butter to lower the fat. I served it with saffron rice and steamed broccoli. This is a keeper and thanks for posting it. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In zip-lock bag combine pepper, salt, and flour.
  2. Add chicken and shake a few pieces at a time.
  3. In large skillet (NO NONSTICK!) brown chicken in butter. (Add butter as needed.sometimes i need a little more, sometimes a little less).
  4. Add lemon juice, sugar, and mushrooms, decrease heat.
  5. Cover and simmer 15 min, or until chicken is cooked.
  6. Serve over rice.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a