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Rosemary Lemon Chicken

Low cost, high flavor chicken dinner accented with fresh lemon and fresh rosemary.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken dinner
Servings: 6
Calories: 954kcal
Author: Dan from Platter Talk
Cost: $10


  • 1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary stems removed and finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, salt and pepper and then divide in two shallow dredging bowls.
  • In third shallow dredging bowl, beat the two eggs and then combine and stir lemon juice, lemon zest, and rosemary.
  • Using standard breading procedure,, dredge chicken and place on clean tray.
  • Meanwhile, place oil in large oven safe skillet and heat on medium-high setting.
  • Place chicken in skillet, a few pieces at a time if necessary to avoid crowding.
  • Brown each piece evenly, about 3-4 minutes per side. Allow to drain on paper bag.
  • Discard oil from skillet and return chicken to pan. Add wine to skillet and place in oven.
  • Allow chicken to finish in the oven, covered, about 45-60 minutes, until juices run clear and internal temperature of chicken is 165 degrees F.
  • Garnish with additional rosemary, if desired.


  1. Check the chicken after 20-30 minutes in the oven. Add more wine if necessary.
  2. At the end, remove chicken from Dutch oven and reserve the drippings to make a delicious gravy.
To make gravy:
  • Place Dutch oven over hot burner and add more wine or water if necessary.
  • Using a fine mesh strainer, whisk in a little flour to help thicken it up.
  • For added flavor, add a tablespoon of Better than Boulon.


Calories: 954kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 225mg | Sodium: 750mg | Potassium: 500mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 5mg