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Lemon Baked Chicken for a Crowd


  • 1 1/2 cups lemon juice (about 7 large lemons)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon thyme leaves*
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed (more if you like)
  • 6 (3 pound) chickens, cut into quarters

* You can substitute your favorite herb  here, e.g., oregano, or use a mixture.


  1. In medium-size bowl, mix first 6 ingredients.
  2. In two large 17 1/4 x 11 1/2-inch roasting pans, arrange chicken quarters, skin side up. Pour lemon mixture over pieces.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours, or until chicken is fork-tender, basting with pan juices occasionally during baking.
  4. To serve, spoon some pan juices over chicken.

Serves 24.

Chicken is more flavorful is marinated overnight in the lemon mixture.

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