Chicken Breasts With Meyer Lemons

"Recipe comes from local paper. Meyer lemons are a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. They are sweeter than a lemon and are called a true lemon they have a pure, true lemon flavor.Look for them in your local supermarket. You can freeze the juice for future use. I think you will love them. They do have a distictive flavor, they have no bitter aftertaste, and make great lemonade, be sure to use less sugar."
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Ready In:
1hr 55mins




  • In a shallow glass or ceramic dish, stir together lemon juice and garlic.
  • Add chicken, turning to coat both sides with the mixture. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour,salt and pepper.
  • Dip chicken sin seasoned flour to coat lightly.
  • In a large frying pan heat oil over medium heat.
  • Remove chicken from marinade; cook chicken until it browns lightly, turning once to brown both sides.
  • Arrange, skin side up, in a 13x9 inch glass or ceramic baking pan.
  • Sprinkle lemon zest over chicken, top each peice with 2 lemon slices.
  • Pour chicken broth into hot frying pan, stirring to scrape up any borwn bits.
  • Pour broth over chicken; sprinkle brown sugar on top.
  • Bake basting once with the broth, until the chicken is no longer pink and the top is golden brown, about 40 minutes.
  • Remove and discard lemon slices.
  • Spoon some of the pan juices over each breast; serve with lemon wedges, so lemon juice can be sprinkled on top is disired.

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  1. I made this dish exactly as directed.... I exceeded my expectations so much! I boiled up some thin spaghetti and served the chicken and sauce over the top of it. Oh my goodness, it was sooo delish! Thank you very much for sharing!
  2. I happen to have meyer lemons from my tree ( I am sure that you can use any species of lemon that you have and this would be as good)--I made this recipe exactly per instructions and it is delish! Everyone loved it- thanks for this awesome recipe .


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