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Lemon and Herb Fryers

With its slight hint of lemon and variety of herbs, this chicken disappears quickly. I'm not sure where this originated, but I've passed it onto countless friends. —Susan Knodel, Idalia, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Grill: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds each), cut up


  • In two large resealable plastic bags, combine the first eight ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup; cover and refrigerate. Add chicken to remaining marinade; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Cover and grill over medium-low heat for 35-45 minutes or until juices run clear. Serve with reserved marinade.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 456 calories, 30g fat (7g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 42g protein.

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  • mybell
    Jun 26, 2012

    I made this for a camping trip and the family all agreed that it was definitely a keeper.