Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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. :)

teresas October 20, 2009

THANK YOU!!! This is a favorite. It is so delicious, and moist and quick to prepare and easy ingredients. I prepared the flour, salt, pepper and chicken ahead of time, kept the chicken in the bag in the refrigerador and then when I got home, I cooked the chicken and it only took about 15 minutes. I served it with brown rice and it was a hit with my whole family. The only change I made was I used margarine instead of butter...this is an amazing chicken.

AttempttoChef December 01, 2008

My roomate made this one night (she is not an avid cooker...) and it turned out great! So I have made this for my boyfriend, friends, family and they ALL ask for the recipe and ask me to make it again! I don't like that it's so high in fat (lotsa butter)...but what can ya do? It's worth it! The mushrooms turn out sooo good that even people who hate mushrooms will eat them! If you are a big lemon lover this is for you. The more I make this, the more fresh squeezed lemon juice I add. The more I add, the better it gets it seems. (Within reason!) Also, the first time I made this I got rid of the butter I browned the chicken in and melted new butter before I added the rest of the ingredients and it just was not as good as keeping the same butter the whole time!

JulesD October 03, 2007

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