Crispy Lemon Fried Chicken Recipe

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Learn to make delicious, golden, crispy chicken with this recipe for lemon fried chicken! This easy lemon chicken recipe creates tender/crispy chicken breast pieces with a lovely golden coating, great to serve with mashed, boiled or fried potatoes and a big bowl of healthy salad!

Lemon Fried Chicken

Crispy lemon chicken

Take your average chicken schnitzel to the next level with an easy and quick to make lemon fried chicken! This quick chicken recipe makes a lovely dinner that even kids will love helping you to prepare and then eating and it’s perfect for busy families!

I absolutely love making this fried lemon chicken ! It’s delicious and quick to make at home so you can enjoy your favorite restaurant recipe in the comfort of your home, anytime you crave some delicious lemon fried chicken. While the original Austrian recipe calls for veal or pork, my favorite is this chicken version as it’s lighter, healthier and tastier.

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Lemon fried chicken is a simple, budget friendly recipe that anyone can make. It works great with fries as well as mashed and boiled potatoes but my favorite way to serve this recipe is next to a big, healthy bowl of salad. Some might even choose to make a dip, sauce, homemade mayonnaise or serve it with a dollop of sour cream.

fried lemon chicken recipe

This is probably the best chicken recipe you can make! Kids love it, adults love it, it’s so tasty, everyone will ask for more. Simple to make, this timeless lemon fried chicken is bursting with flavors! And the whole secret is just a good soak in lemon juice.

What does lemon do to the chicken?

The acid in lemon juice helps tenderize the meat, making it more succulent and flavorful. Add a little salt and pepper to this recipe and you’re on your way to creating the most amazing chicken ever! You can also add other herbs or spices like garlic powder or paprika for an extra kick of flavor.

What is the secret to perfect fried chicken?

Well, it’s all in the coating! This recipe uses a combination of flour, eggs and breadcrumbs for a crispy and flavorful crust. The chicken is also breaded twice to ensure an extra crispy exterior. Don’t skip this step as it makes all the difference!

Another secret is to heat the oil to the right temperature. If the oil is too hot, the outside of the chicken will cook too quickly while the inside remains undercooked. On the other hand, if it’s not hot enough, your chicken will be greasy and soggy. Heat the oil to a temperature of 350 degrees Fahrenheit for perfectly crispy and golden chicken.

Can lemon chicken be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze this lemon fried chicken recipe. After it’s cooked, let it cool completely and then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or foil before placing it in a freezer-safe container. It will keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.

To reheat, simply bake in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes until warmed through and crispy. You can also reheat in an air fryer for about 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy chicken recipe, give this lemon fried chicken a try! It’s sure to become a family favorite. And don’t forget to pair it with your favorite side dishes and sauces for a complete meal. Here are some of my recipes:

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Lemony Fried Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 3 medium large eggs
  • 1 cup homemade breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup flour, sifted
  • juice from 1 medium lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • optional: dried herbs, garlic power

You will also need:

Directions

  • Butterfly the chicken breast, open the 2 parts like a book and separate with a knife. Lightly beat with a meat beater.
  • Soak the chicken pieces in lemon juice, salt and black pepper for a few hours or overnight.
  • Remove chicken from the lemon sauce/marinade and strain through a sieve.
  • Beat the eggs well and keep on a side (add herbs if you opted to use)
  • Dredge chicken in flour, shake the excess flour, then dip in the egg mixture. Then dredge in bread crumbs evenly (note: for crispier chicken, repeat the process)
  • Pour oil in a frying pan, turn the stove to high heat and heat the oil. Place fry chicken in the pan and turn the stove to medium-high heat. Fry on both sides in the hot oil, about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. For a healthier version, place the chicken in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 375 F for about 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Remove to a dish lined with kitchen towels.
  • Best served warm.

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Lemon Fried Chicken Recipe

Learn to make delicious, golden, crispy chicken with this recipe for lemon fried chicken! This easy lemon chicken recipe creates tender/crispy chicken breast pieces with a lovely golden coating, great to serve with mashed, boiled or fried potatoes and a big bowl of healthy salad!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Marinade12 hours
Total Time12 hours 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crispy lemon chicken, easy lemon chicken, fried lemon chicken, lemon fried chicken
Servings: 4 people
Author: Petro

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast skinless & boneless
  • 3 medium large eggs
  • 1 cup homemade breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup flour sifted
  • juice from 1 medium lemon if not juice, use the juice from 2 lemons
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • optional: dried herbs, garlic powder

You will also need:

  • meat beater
  • sieve
  • skillet

Equipment

Instructions

  • Butterfly the chicken breast, open the 2 parts like a book and separate with a knife. Lightly beat with a meat beater.
  • Soak the chicken in lemon juice, salt and pepper for a few hours or overnight.
  • Remove chicken from the lemon marinade and strain through a sieve.
  • Beat the eggs well and keep on a side (add herbs if you opted to use)
  • Dredge chicken in flour, then dip in the egg mixture then dredge in bread crumbs evenly (note: for crispier chicken, repeat the process)
  • Heat the oil and fry chicken on both sides about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden.
  • Remove to a plate lined with kitchen towels.
  • Best served warm.
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  1. Hello Petro, I was wondering, instead of frying the chicken, could the chicken be baked instead? If so, at what temperature would you recommend? And have you tried dipping the chicken in a ranch sauce?
    Thank you!

  2. Why don’t you just post the recipe? People don’t care about all the other BS or what you ate when you were a kid or why a dish reminds you of summer. Oh where’s the recipe? On the 2nd page of the page titled “recipe”. Duh! Gotta keep those clicks up and that bounce rate low, right?

    1. Hello. Not sure what your problem is but the recipe is listed in the article, in the recipe card. For those as impatient as yourself, there’s also a Jump to recipe button at the top of the article. Since you sound like a person who obviously knows a thing or two about how websites work, your comment sure comes up as spiteful.