Adapted from a recipe by chef/author Eileen Goltz – from ou.org
A healthy alternative to deep-frying is to oven-fry. The Lemon Oven Fried Chicken recipe is – in addition to being healthy – fast, easy, and delicious. Lemon zest and lemon juice give the chicken a tart, tangy flavor. Remember, when preparing the chicken, use one hand for dipping into the liquid mixtue and the hand for dipping into the matzo meal mixture.
1/2-cup matzo meal
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoons. paprika
1/4 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 5 oz. each)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 375F. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray.
In a shallow bowl, combine matzo meal, lemon zest, paprika, and salt.
In another shallow bowl, mix lemon juice and 1 tbsp. water.
Dip chicken in liquid mixture, then in matzo mixture, coating entire breast, and lay on the baking pan. Repeat with remaining breasts. Drizzle chicken with oil.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (no longer pink inside).
Yield: 4 servings
Recipes: Passover, Poultry, Chicken, Kosher