Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lemon Marinated Chicken

I just love easy recipes that you toss in a bag, stick in the freezer, and then just stick in a pan to bake when you are ready.  I mean who could possibly complain about that?!?  This is one of those perfect "dump" chicken recipes that I found over at When the Dinner Bell Rings. Seriously head over there and check out her multiple "Dump" Chicken Recipes.  You will fall in love.  I promise :)



Lemon Marinated Chicken adapted from When the Dinner Bell Rings
2/3 cup Lemon Juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 TBS dried minced onion
2 lbs chicken pieces (I used 2 chicken quarters)

  • Just put everything in a ziploc bag and combine well
  • Place in the freezer until ready to prepare (or in the fridge overnight)
  • Make sure to defrost in the fridge for at least 24 hours
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Empty the contents of the bag in a baking dish and cook 45-60 minutes or until no longer pink
  • If using chicken breasts reduce cooking time to 20-30 minutes or until no longer pink
Now how easy is that?!?  I am telling you these are wonderful to have on hand in the freezer.  During hectic weeks these are a life saver!  

Below is the nutritional value per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 244 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
424
Calories from Fat
301
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
33.4g
51%
Saturated Fat
8.0g
40%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
129mg
43%
Sodium
275mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
4.1g
1%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
29.1g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 1%Iron 3%
Nutrition Grade D
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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4 comments:

  1. Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for sharing Carole! I will definitely stop by :)

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    2. Thanks for linking in Erika. Have a super week.

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    3. Thank you! Hope you have a great week as well :)

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