July 23, 2020

Lemon Chicken Recipe

Tired of the usual dish made to chicken?

Here is a simple recipe that you can try - Lemon Chicken.

Lemon Chicken

The best part to be used in this recipe is the leg quarter.

It is marinated in salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, and lemon of course. It is better to marinate the chicken with the spices, except the lemon, overnight in the fridge to have a more flavorful taste in every bite.

Instead of frying or grilling, it is baked together with marbles potatoes brushed with melted butter.

The finished products has a brownish crispy skin with tender and juicy meat inside.

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken


2 pcs leg quarter, skin-on, bone-in
2 teaspoons lemon zest (about zest from 1 lemon)
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves
2 teaspoons fresh chopped rosemary (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons melted butter
Lemon slices for garnish

Cooking Instruction:

1. Place lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a bowl, whisk to combine. Place the chicken legsin the bowl and turn to coat with the marinade. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 425°F (around 200°C). Remove chicken from marinade and place in a baking dish, skin side up. Brush each legs with butter: Reserve the marinade. 
3. Bake for 20 minutes and baste the chicken pieces generously with the reserved marinade. Continue baking for another 20 to 30 minutes, until the skins are crispy brown. Prick the chicken with a fork. If the juices running is already clear, it is cooked.
4. Let rest and serve in the same baking dish or in a serving plate. You may also add marble potatoes while baking.

Serve with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes.

Serving size: 3-5

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