PREP TIME: 5 MINS | COOK TIME: 15 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS | SERVINGS: 4
Pan-fried chicken coated in a simple, yet very delicious lemon butter sauce. A great weeknight dinner option that you can easily make in under twenty minutes. This amazing dish is made with only a few simple ingredients. A pretty-straightforward chicken dish that makes the best dinner!
This lemon butter chicken has been one of my top favorites dinners for years! It is super easy and quick to make. The ingredients required to make this dish are mostly pantry ingredients, and the steps are super simple! The bright lemon flavor of this lemon butter chicken adds an amazing burst to this incredible dish. Pair this lemon butter chicken with rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes for a filling weeknight meal. Or serve this with some veggies for a low-carb option.
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp butter, divided
2-3 chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 c. chicken broth
Fresh parsley, chopped, to taste (optional)
2 tbsp lemon juice + zest of 1/2 lemon
Flour for dredging
Salt & pepper to taste
How to make Lemon Butter Chicken
Step 1: In half lengthwise, slice the chicken breasts to make thinner cutlets. Then, sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. In flour, dredge the cutlets, making sure they are evenly coated.
Step 2: Into a skillet, heat the olive oil and 1 tbsp butter over medium-high heat. Add the chicken cutlets to the pan once the oil is hot and sear for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until golden. Set the cooked chicken cutlets aside when done.
Step 3: In the now-empty pan, pour in the chicken broth, lemon juice plus zest, and add the rest of the butter. Allow the mixture to bubble for a few minutes before returning the chicken to the pan. Continue to cook for a couple of minutes more or until completely cooked and the sauce has further reduced.
Calories: 246 kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 314mg, Potassium: 456mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 297IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 11mg, Iron: 1mg