*if you don't like super-lemony lemon chicken ? use 3/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 chicken broth or water Listen, your doctor would roll her eyes if she knew you were cooking chicken with the skin on but chicken has skin. That's the way they sell it and unless you're a master butcher, it's hard to get off. That said, just because it's there doesn't mean you should eat it. Don't. The recipe works perfectly fine with a whole chicken cut in half, quarters, eighths, or any which way. If you're cooking for one, cut the recipe down and the cook time too. If you're the least bit apprehensive about cutting up a hot chicken, buy it cut up or cut it up yourself before you cook it.