Baked Lemon Chicken Recipe

March 18, 2012 · 7 comments

Baked Lemon Chicken 2

Not long ago we were at a catered lunch and had some baked lemon chicken there that was amazing.  The herbs mixed with the little twang of lemon makes this a unique mix of crazy delicious flavors in your mouth.  So of course I had to track down the recipe.  A friend of a friend led me to Wanda from Frankie V’s, the restaurant on the other side of town that catered the meal.  She was sweet enough to let me share her recipe, which I’ve tweaked here and there, as I usually do when I’m in the kitchen.  You’re going to love it!

Lemon Baked Chicken

  • Place bone-in chicken pieces in a baggie or bowl with the juice from 2-3 lemons and 1 T. olive oil, depending on how many pieces of chicken.  Just use enough juice to coat the chicken well, which will depend on how many you’re serving.
  • Mix the following in your food processor and then put it into a separate baggie or bowl:
  • Toss the chicken, one piece at a time, in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Place coated chicken pieces in a buttered baking dish.  (Note:  Before the baking step, Wanda throws it on the grill just to brown it a little, but I was lazy so I skipped this step and put it right into the oven.)
  • Bake at 375* for 45 minutes.
  • We served it with roasted beets drizzled with balsamic vinegar (which our kids wouldn’t touch, of course), along with some germinated rice and herbs made with homemade nourishing chicken broth.

While this wasn’t as good as Wanda’s, it was still pretty darn tasty, with a nice crispy coating on the outside.  Let me know what you think!

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    1 Debbi Does Dinner Healthy March 18, 2012 at 10:44 am

    This looks really good! I would have just stuck it in the oven too. I’m a lazy cook. I’m with your kids though, not sure if I would have touched the beets, I need to try them again! :-)


    2 KitchenKop March 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Yes, you have to try them that way, they’re reeeeeally good! :) And I never used to like them, either.



    3 Neeli March 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I tried some organic yellow and orange beets about a year and a half ago. I roasted them, but I didn’t like them. They tasted like roasted dirt. I have to find ways to make them taste good because I know that beets are healthy. Any suggestions Kelly?


    4 KitchenKop March 19, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Check out the way I mentioned in the post above, with the balsamic, yum! Another way I’ve had them is pickled and in a pasta salad with a whole bunch of other stuff in there. I was surprised I liked them like that but all the flavors came together well.



    5 France @ Beyond The Peel March 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    That does sound super yummy. If we don’t have bread, do you think one could use almond meal? or another type of substitute?


    6 KitchenKop March 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Yes, I think that would work out great actually. You can do all sorts of different things with chicken and it’s still good. :)


    7 Lorna March 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    My son has always told me beets taste like dirt. Ha, he is 23 and now eats beets but we like the orange yellow varieties best. They seem to be milder to us. I usually just put lots of butter on them with some orange zest. Mmmm good.
    We used to not eat beets but realized they are so healthy for you that we kept trying until we can eat them now fairly often.


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