Source: MRS 2021
MRS: 3025.1 — Poultry (3000s)

Lemon Pepper Chicken-USDA Foods

Meal Component Contribution:
2 oz. eq. meat/meat alternate
Number of Portions: 80  Size of Portion: 1 serving
Recipe HACCP Process: #2 - Same day service
Meat/Meat Alternate
  •  Meat/Meat Alternate

Chicken, 8 Cut, Frozen, USDA, #100098
80  servings , (Cooked Average)
Pan Release Spray, Vegetable Oil, #2514
20  second spray
Lemon Pepper, #2711
1/3 cup
Pan Release Spray, Vegetable Oil, #2514
20  second spray


Thaw the chicken in the refrigerator. 

CCP: Hold under refrigeration (41 degrees F or lower).


Drain the chicken well.


Place the chicken on aluminum foil lined pans sprayed with pan release spary.  (The chicken should be panned in single layers, with like pieces on one sheet pan, such as all of the drumsticks together, all of the wings together, etc.  Larger pieces of chicken take longer cooking time than smaller pieces).


Spray the chicken with pan release spray and sprinkle the lemon pepper over the chicken.


To bake:

  • Conventional Oven: 350 degrees F, 40 -45 minutes
  • Convection Oven: 350 degrees F, 25 -30 minutes.
  • Combi Oven: 375 degrees F, 20 -25 minutes.

CCP:  Heat to 165 degrees F or higher for 15 seconds at the completion of the cooking process.


Transfer the chicken to steamtable pans. Serve it immediately, or cover it and place it in a warmer until ready for service. If aluminum foil is used as a cover, cut holes in aluminum foil.

CCP: Hold and maintain the product at a minimum of 135 degrees F or higher. Check temperature every 30 minutes.


Portion 1 breast, OR 1 thigh, OR 1 drumstick, OR 2 wings for serving. Each portion provides 2 oz. eq of meat/meat alternate.

CCP: Hold and maintain the product at a minimum of 135 degrees F or higher. Check temperature every 30 minutes. Leftovers should be covered, labeled and dated. Quick chill within 2 hours to 70 degrees F or lower and from 70 to 41 degrees F within an additional 2 hours.

Production Notes

Use USDA Foods products when available.
Refer to USDA FNS Food Buying Guide for School Meal Programs for quantities to purchase if different ingredients are used.
If changes are made in ingredients, check crediting information and re-calculate the nutrition analysis.
See pictures on MRS 506, Ranch Baked Chicken, or MRS 510, Crispy Chicken for illustrations of how to place pieces of chicken on the sheet pan and steamtable pan.
"Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals: Preparing Meats, Poultry and Fish" provides seasoning and serving ideas for poultry.

Nutrients Per Serving
0.00 g
Dietary Fiber
0.00 g
15.60 g
117.00 mg
Total Fat
6.60 g
Sat. Fat
1.81 g
Trans Fat
0.00 g