Easy Baked Lemon Chicken (Betty Crocker)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 177.7
  • Total Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.4 mg
  • Sodium: 414.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 27.5 g

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I substituted corn syrup with honey. only because I forgot to buy it and had honey at home. lol I substituted corn syrup with honey. only because I forgot to buy it and had honey at home. lol
Number of Servings: 8


    * Chicken Breast, no skin, 32 ounces (remove)
    * Egg white, 1 serving (remove)
    * Water, tap, 1 mL (remove)
    Book: Betty Crocker's Best Chicken Cookbook
    Chapter: Baked and Roasted Chicken

    Makes 4 servings
    PREP: 15 MIN * STAND: 15 MIN * BAKE: 25 MIN * 4 SERVINGS

    4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds)
    1 egg white
    1 teaspoon water
    1/4 cup all purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper flakes, if desired
    Cooking spray
    1/2 lemon, cut into thin slices
    1 medium green onions, chopped (1 tablespoon), if desired

    Chinese Lemon Sauce:
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/3 cup chicken broth
    1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    2 tablespoons light corn syrup (I substituted honey for corn syrup)
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 clove garlic, finely chopped (Try minced next time)
    2 teaspoons cornstarch
    2 teaspoons cold water


Cut each chicken breast half crosswise in half. Mix egg white and water in medium glass or plastic bowl. Add chicken; turn chicken to coat both sides. Let stand 10 minutes.

Heat oven to 450. Spray nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Remove chicken from egg mixture; discard egg mixture. Mix flour, baking soda and red pepper in resealable plastic bag. Add 1 chicken piece at a time. Seal bag; shake to coat chicken. Place chicken on cookie sheet; spray with cooking spray about 5 seconds or until surface of chicken appears moist.

Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. While chicken is baking, prepare Chinese Lemon Sauce. Let chicken stand 5 minutes; cut each piece crosswise into about 5 slices. Pour sauce over chicken. Garnish with lemon slices and green onion.

For Chinese Lemon Sauce
Heat all ingredients except cornstarch and cold water to boiling in 1-quart saucepan, stirring occasionally. Mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into sauce. Cook and stir about 30 seconds or until thickened. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Betty's Tip
This recipe is much easier than the traditional twice-fried Lemon Chicken. Our baked version retains the tangy lemon and garlic flavors of the original while eliminating half the fat. Serve with broccoli or broccolini, a new form of broccoli with sparse flowerets.

From "Betty Crocker Best Chicken Cookbook." Text Copyright 1999 General Mills. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GONEC0UNTRY.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome...chicken is so tender and sauce is not to sweet and not too sour....perfect - 8/22/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great tip---plus not too many Calories----I loved it!!! - 3/2/10

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    Why does recipe say it makes 4 servings and nutritional info say '8 servings' per recipe? - 5/30/11

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    sounds delicious.....i'm gonna make this tonight for me and my hubby - 4/17/11

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    Incredible. "Company Worthy." For me, I would like to figure out a way to sweeten it using less sugar...maybe experiment with Splenda or Stevia. - 1/29/11