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Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken (20 Minute Meal!)

Hey everyone! Kristin from Iowa Girl Eats here, back sharing another fresh and simple 30 minute meal from the archives. Actually, make that a 20 minute meal. Oh yes, this simple, scrumptious Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken goes from fridge to table in under half an hour!

Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken

I was talking with a friend the other day about cooking healthy meals for our families that everyone actually enjoys. She confessed that while she’s inspired to use fresh and healthy ingredients, her meals are often lacking in the flavor department. I immediately suggested that she start incorporating citrus into her dishes, specifically fresh lemon juice which adds a wonderful brightness, zip and zing to othwerwise flat recipes, as evidenced by this Lemon Butter Chicken Skillet.

Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken

Homemade chicken cutlets are dredged in flour, seasoned with lemon pepper seasoning, and then sauteed in butter (yes, butter definitely helps in the flavor department, too!) Fresh lemon slices are browned in the drippings then the two sizzle together with fresh lemon juice before serving. This meal is quick and flavorful – did I mention it’s a cinch to make, too?

Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken

Start by making the homemade chicken cutlets, which is just fancy talk for chicken breasts sliced in half. You’ll need a really sharp knife to do this, but it’s such a great way to make chicken go farther. Especially if you’re serving the meal with a side salad and rice pilaf, for instance. You don’t really need a big honkin’ chicken breast per person when you’ve got other filling meal components on the table. Plus, since the chicken is sliced thin it cooks in half the time!

Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken

Dredge the chicken breasts in gluten-free or regular all-purpose flour, seasoned with salt and lemon pepper seasoning, then saute in melted butter for just a few minutes on each side.

Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken

Remove the chicken to a plate then saute fresh lemon slices for 1-2 minutes a side. Then, add the chicken back into the skillet, drizzle a couple Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice on top, and let the lemons and chicken saute together for a minute or so, or until the pan sauce is thickened and reduced.

Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken

Serve the chicken with a few sides, and dinner is served. Hope you enjoy this quick and yummy chicken skillet recipe. See you next week with a quick, clean out the fridge salad recipe!

Lemon Butter Skillet Chicken

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