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Lemon Dill Fried Chicken

This Lemon Dill Fried Chicken recipe has chicken breasts marinated in buttermilk, coated with a dill seasoned breadcrumb, fried in an air fryer or oven, and served with a lemon-honey sauce. It's a quick and easy dish that is full of flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinate Time4 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Dill Fried Chicken
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 234kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Oven

Ingredients

Chicken and Marinade

  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Breading

  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped dill loosely packed

Lemon Honey Sauce

  • 2 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

Chicken Marinade

  • Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally so that each piece is about 1/2" thick.
  • In a large container with lid, stir together salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, buttermilk and lemon juice. Add in chicken and stir to ensure that each piece of chicken is well coated in mixture.
  • Cover and place in refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours.

Breading

  • After chicken has marinated, prepare breading. In a shallow bowl, stir together Panko, plain breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and dill.
  • Oven Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or a silicone baking pat. Place an oven safe baking rack on top of sheet. Remove chicken from refrigerator and dredge each piece of chicken through the breading on both sides. Place coated chicken on baking rack. Spray each piece of chicken on both sides with baking spray (I use olive oil spray for this). Bake for 15 minutes, then flip each piece of chicken. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until each breast is no longer pink in the center.
  • Air Fryer Directions: Remove chicken from refrigerator and dredge each piece of chicken through the breading on both sides. Place coated chicken on air fryer rack. Spray each piece of chicken on both sides with baking spray (I use olive oil spray for this). Turn air fryer to 370 degrees. Cook for 10 minutes, then flip each piece of chicken. Cook for an additional 7-10 minutes, or until each piece of chicken is no longer pink in the center.

Lemon Honey Sauce

  • Stir together lemon juice and honey until well combined. Drizzle over cooked chicken before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.1mg