Lemon Butter Chicken

Posted: October 30

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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What's better than a delicious and EASY chicken dish? These chicken breasts are juicy, tangy, and the perfect amount of buttery. Serve atop a bed of pasta or with a side of asparagus for a satisfying meal. This recipe takes 30 minutes to make and serves 4.


• 4 (5 ounces) chicken breasts, pounded to an even 1/3-inch thickness • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, sliced into 1 tablespoon pieces, divided • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth • 3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest • 1 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley (optional) • Noodles, for serving


Step 1

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge both sides of chicken breasts in flour, one at a time.

Step 3

Heat 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 4

Add olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, let the butter melt, then add in chicken breasts in a single layer.

Step 5

Sear until golden brown on the bottom, about 4-5 minutes then flip and continue to cook until chicken registers 165 degrees in center, about 4-5 minutes longer.

Step 6

Transfer chicken to a plate while leaving any little bit of excess oil in the pan.

Step 7

Reduce to medium heat, add garlic and saute 20 seconds, or until just lightly golden brown, then pour in chicken broth while scraping browned bits up.

Step 8

Pour in lemon juice then bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat slightly and let simmer until liquid has reduced by about half, about 2 minutes.

Step 9

Add in the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and lemon zest, stir to melt butter.

Step 10

Return chicken to skillet, spoon sauce over chicken, and garnish with parsley. Serve warm.