One of our favorite meals to order at a restaurant is Lemon Chicken and we thought we were up to the challenge to make our own for Sunday dinner. On Sundays Andrew, Laura, and I tend to cook more time-consuming recipes that time doesn’t allow with busy weekday schedules, we enjoy a little wine or beer while we cook and just enjoy hanging out together.
No one part of this Lemon Chicken recipe is difficult, you must marinate the chicken for 30 minutes in the frig before you begin battering process and it takes some time to fry the chicken in small batches so that it cooks perfectly. We made a big batch because we love leftovers! This also allows time for beverages and good conversation.
We use an electric deep fryer to fry the chicken but you may easily use a heavy pan on the stove top, we heat the oil while we batter the chicken. Laura is a master at battering and we place the battered pieces on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Andrew took on the sauce making duties while we prepared the chicken, he also did a fine job making certain that our glasses weren’t empty.
We fry the chicken pieces in small batches and when fried we use another sheet pan lined with paper towel or parchment paper to absorb any excess oil.
Toward the end of batches we started our Cilantro Lime Rice for our side dish, this take little time and makes an excellent side dish, particularly if your entree is spicy.
When all of the chicken has been fried in small batches, you return larger batches to the fryer and the chicken is finished to a golden brown.
Serve the luscious lemon sauce on the side and serve with Cilantro Lime Rice. We were all thrilled with how this recipe tasted so give it a try! Begin your own tradition of cooking with your family, creating memories and delicious meals. September is National Family Meals Month, learn more about the benefits of family meals. #familymealsmatter