December 15, 2017

Lemon Chicken

I have so many memories of sitting at the table with my Mom, Dad and sisters, enjoying this scrumptious, melt-in-your-mouth meal.  My mom could make it like no other!  In fact, I’ve never had it anywhere else.  She was the only person I ever knew to make this dish.  Anytime she made it when I was a child and even through my teen years, I remember everyone at the table scraping the pan clean.  So delicious,we’d pour any extra “juice” from the pan over our rice.  Oh, soooo good!

I remember calling her after I grew up and moved out on my own,  to get her recipe.  She told me it was just butter and lemon juice and chicken.  Convinced I could make it just like her, I tried.



the same.

I don’t know what I did back then…probably cooked it on 450 degrees or something dumb like that, but it wasn’t good.

I can make it now.  Maybe it is one of those recipes that has to mature as you age or something, develop as your gracefulness in the kitchen grows.  I definitely am more graceful in the kitchen than I used to be.  I don’t think my Lemon Chicken is as good as hers, but I am still working on it, and so far, this recipe comes pretty close.

I made it last night and missed her.  The smell of fresh-squeezed lemons still makes me think of her, standing there, making our most favorite family recipe as kids…..Here ya go.


Serve with steamed rice, your favorite veggies, salad and bread.



  1. Hi Brandy!

    I might want to try these sometime in October. When you say melt the butter in the pan, do you mean just pour the melted butter into the baking dish? Then set the chicken on top and finish w/ pouring the lemon juice and salt/pepper on top? Thanks!

    One of my hubby’s favorite dishes is a lemon pepper chicken, but this dish looks MUCH healthier!

    • Hi Erin! No, I really do just put the stick of butter in the pan, let it melt in warm oven, then add the lemon and the chicken. Super easy! 🙂

  2. What are the black spots on the chicken? Did you put pepper or lemon pepper on it?

  3. This is perfect! All of our family loves it…and it can be hard to find something that everyone likes!

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