Lemony Viennese Fried Chicken

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"There is nothing to not like about this lemony succulent chicken as given by Master Chef Wolfgang Puck."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (217.8 g)
  • Calories 477.1
  • Total Fat - 21 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 233.3 mg
  • Sodium - 278.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.4 g
  • Protein - 38.5 g
  • Calcium - 70.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cut the chicken into 2-inch pieces and season with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Preheat a deep pot of oil or a deep fryer to 365 degrees F.

Step 3

Bread the chicken pieces by first dredging in flour, then dipping in eggs, and lastly, rolling in bread crumbs or panko. Deep-fry in oil until done and golden in color. Drain off excess oil. Season with salt and squeeze fresh lemon juice.

Step 4

Skewer each piece in a rosemary sprig. Arrange in a serving platter, serve with Lemon Rosemary Butter Dipping Sauce, and garnish with lemon wedges.


Step 5

In a small saucepan, heat the butter and rosemary just until warm. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Strain into a sauce bowl. Stir in lemon juice.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious! I couldn't figure out how to skewer the chicken on the rosemary sprigs -- no problem just scattered rosemary all around the chicken. This recipe makes me wish I owned a deep-fryer (maybe for the next holiday) as i used a large frying pan which worked well. Thanks for sharing!

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(27 Mar 2019)

TwisSis RIP Forever in our Kitchen

Made for the Austria region of CQ4 & the Happy Campers team - I made a minor change. DH & I both prefer light meat, so I used skinless chicken breasts that I halved to create 2 tenders each & tenderized slightly w/my meat mallet. My method paired w/the lemon, butter & rosemary sauce made the tasty result resemble chicken piccata to a degree. The chicken was tender, flavorful & served w/a potato recipe (non-CQ4) we also enjoyed very much. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. We loved it & it will definitely grace our dining table again. :-)

(29 Jul 2017)


Delicious!!! This was a huge hit with the whole family. It was easy to make and just delicious. My deep fryer got a big workout! I would have had to use a huge amount of rosemary sprigs for all of that chicken so I only used it with some. The sauce is really good but I would use more rosemary. Made for CQ17 for the Smokin' Chefs. Thanks! :)

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(26 Jul 2017)