There are stacks of air chilled, skinless chicken at my favourite supermarket, but with the skin on, not as much. So when I spot them, I buy with a few packages, because chicken tastes better cooked with the skin. Not every store sells palatable chicken, the largest ones certainly don’t, but there still is one store left with a good supplier that prevents me from joining the organic crowd. In Kamloops, it is the North Shore Coopers. I won’t buy cut up chicken anywhere else, anytime I get tempted by price or convenience I regret it in the end. This is a non-imaginative way to cook chicken, but it is fast and tasty. What gives it that extra little zing is the lemon flavoured pepper spice.

2 trimmed chicken breasts with skin on
salt to taste
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sprinkling of lemon pepper spice

• Lightly sprinkle the chicken with salt and let it brine for an hour at room temperature.
• Transfer to a small roaster with a well fitting lid.
• Spoon the lemon juice and the olive oil on the top.
• Sprinkle with lemon pepper.
• Cover and place in the oven at 375F.
• Bake until tender.
• Remove lid and let the skin crisp up a little. Keep an eye on it not to them out.
• Remove from the oven, tent it with foil for a few minutes and serve.


Privacy & Cookies

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Cookie Policy



My photo
It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. Happy cooking!