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Lemon Chicken with Rice Recipe

Lemon Chicken with Rice Recipe

Start the night right with this mouthwatering dish from our Test Kitchen! Lemon pie filling is the secret ingredient to the moist chicken’s full-flavored sauce. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/3 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (12 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-1/3 cups lemon pie filling
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the biscuit mix, seasoned salt and pepper. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat.
  • 2. In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides; drain. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the pie filling, water, vinegar and soy sauce; pour over chicken.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  • 4. In a large saucepan, bring the water, bouillon and pepper to a boil. Stir in the rice, tomato and parsley. Cover and remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 969 calories, 28g fat (6g saturated fat), 269mg cholesterol, 1850mg sodium, 109g carbohydrate (58g sugars, 2g fiber), 67g protein.

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dojoiseli User ID: 5553805 158708
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"We really enjoyed the chicken. Our store didn't have lemon pie filling, so I substituted lemon curd instead. It was very good!!!"

royalviking User ID: 5863165 177507
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2011

"I made the rice dish with peas instead of tomatoes due to personal preferences. It was okay, but nothing special.

I do not understand why there is so much soy sauce in this recipe. It destroyed any yellow/lemon colour for the dish. It was an icky brown colour that turned almost black in the oven. It still tasted good, thankfully, but wasn't eye-appealing.
I used chicken breasts so the time was cut down significantly. Next time I will use less soy sauce to try and keep a better colour.
The flavour on the chicken was very good."

robertalea User ID: 2806672 87788
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"This was a great meal. I pre-mixed the sauce the night before so the flavors could have a chance to sit together. This cut the prep time & made the meal to die for!"

BrendainPa User ID: 861741 87787
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"I made just the chicken part, it was pretty good, although I don't know if I'd spend almost $3 for the lemon filling again."

cristenc User ID: 2490821 209852
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2008

"This was very tasty! And the rice was good to go with it. Adding it to our family monthly favorites list."

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