Zesty Lemon Pepper Chicken

"Part of my homestyle chicken dinner. With the sweet and tangy lemon, paired with the zesty black pepper, it is healthy as well as full of flavour! This chicken dish is also juicy, which makes it good over some wild rice, paired with my almond green beans!"
 
Zesty Lemon Pepper Chicken created by gailanng
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  • Put chicken into a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, zest the lemon peel off the lemons. Then cut them in half and juice the lemons. (juice and zest in bowl; reserve lemon rinds).
  • Mince onion and add it to the bowl with olive oil, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper. Reserve 3 tbsp of this marinade.
  • Use hands or tongs to turn chicken over and coat it with the marinade.
  • Marinate for 12 hours or overnight.
  • Heat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Put chicken skin side up on a shallow, medium-sized roasting pan.
  • Place reserved lemon rinds into pan.
  • Put chicken in oven and reduce heat to 375 degrees. Bake for 25 minutes, brushing with the reserved marinade, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Discard lemon rinds. Serve with remaining marinade. Good served with my almond green beans and.
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  1. jlh314a
    Too lemony. The directions were confusing because in the beginning it says to zest the lemons and combine with the rest of the ingredients but then later it says put lemon rinds into pan? Were we supposed to separate the zest/rinds and add later? Not very good. Sorry.
     
  2. gailanng
    Loved it and my deepest regard for the three lemons who gave up their short-lived lives for this recipe and making me look like a fantastic cook.
     
  3. gailanng
    Zesty Lemon Pepper Chicken Created by gailanng
  4. nmj17
    I marinated my chicken for 24 hours, it came out really juicy and full of lemon flavor.
     
  5. Darkhunter
    Zesty Lemon Pepper Chicken Created by Darkhunter
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