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Lemon Chicken Skillet

Hello! This is Julia from the food blog (you can also find me on PINTEREST) – with the super quick and easy recipe that takes only 30 minutes to make: lemon chicken skillet! This chicken is so out-of-this-world delicious! It’s unbelievable that combining just a few simple ingredients, such as lemon pepper, fresh lemons, some flour (I used gluten free!) with chicken and butter can produce such delicious results! You’ll love this recipe – and you can find the full recipe instructions here, on Better Homes & Gardens!

lemon chicken breast in a skillet

Chicken prepared this way looks beautiful – it makes a very nice presentation. This chicken is great served as-is, or serve it with steamed asparagus, or very flavorful rice pilaf.

lemon chicken breasts cooked in a skillet

I love that this recipe uses so many lemons!

Cooking lemons with lemon pepper in the skillet

I did make a few minor (but important) changes to the recipe directions, so please read my notes (review) below.

lemon chicken breasts


And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:

1) I used 2 large chicken breasts (1.5 pounds total). I sliced each chicken breast, horizontally, into about 4 or 5 thin slices.

2) I combined flour (I used much less flour, only about 1/3 cup, not 1/2 cup) with lemon pepper in the bowl, and only then coated chicken slices in this lemon pepper and flour mixture.

3) I heated 3 tablespoons of butter + 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet before adding chicken, coated with flour and lemon pepper mixture. After chicken is cooked and removed from the skillet – I cleaned the skillet completely, because it had some burnt butter. Then, I added 1 tablespoon of butter to the completely clean skillet and cooked sliced lemons, seasoned with lemon pepper, just for 1 minute, until they softened (I even squeezed these lemons a bit, with the fork, as you can see on one of the photos above).

4) Finally, I topped the cooked chicken with chopped fresh parsley.

5) I used gluten-free flour to make this recipe gluten-free! Any flour will work here. Use either regular, all-purpose flour with gluten, or use gluten-free flour like I did!

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33 Responses to “ Lemon Chicken Skillet ”

  1. This recipe sounds delicious will have to try it


  3. This looks and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to make it for the family tonight. Def using your personal suggestions as well. Thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. What can I substitute the lemon powder with??

  5. This looks delish!! It can even be made clean eating!!

  6. Instead of cleaning the pan between chicken and lemon, I used white wine to deglaze the pan and it was delicious!!! Don’t overcook the lemons. Mine became a little bitter because I think I cooked them too long. Good thing there was wine in the sauce!

  7. I read and I salivate at the thought leaks … maybe because I’m before dinner …

  8. This was SO gross! My husband and I were like gagging from how LEMONY this was. I highly do not recommend.

  9. this is VERY similar to the Creamy Chicken Picatta I saw on Pinterest in Nov. but W/O the heavy cream.

  10. I have to stay away from flour due to Gluten allergies, can I use brown rice flour as a substitute? Because white flour or wheat flour I am intolerant.

  11. I was just wondering if you actually eat the lemons also??? Thinking of trying this but if it’s lemon over kill I dunno. It looks fabulous though. I just need my question answered please.

  12. This looks amazing!!!

  13. So I have saved some recipes to the recipe box but now don’t see any way of accessing the recipes in my recipe box

  14. You don’t even need flour, gluten free or otherwise, to make this.

  15. Your instruction how to boil chicken breast needs improvement. Boiled chicken tends to smell unpleasant the next day. Even thought I used organic chicken and not cage raised it is still have the “day after” smell. I have done my experiments and found out that if you add 1/2 or 1 tbsp of white cooking wine to the water and add dash of salt, it will take away the smell. Try it! Let me know if this suggestion is acceptable.
    Thank you.

  16. the most easy and delicious cooking I have ever done. I don’t like cooking but this is the best.

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