Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

You can always count on boneless, skinless chicken breasts to get great 30-minute meals on the table. In this easy recipe, the quick-cooking meat gets extra zest from lemon-pepper seasoning.

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Makes:
6 servings
Start to Finish:
30 mins
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Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

Ingredients
6
medium boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 pounds)
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
1/3
cup butter
2
lemons, sliced
2
tablespoons lemon juice
 
Hot cooked rice or pilaf (optional)

Directions

  1. Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound lightly into a rectangle about 1/4 to 1/8 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and salt. Coat chicken breasts with flour mixture. Sprinkle chicken breasts with lemon pepper.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet cook the chicken breasts in the hot butter, half at a time, over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes on each side or until brown and no longer pink. Remove chicken from skillet. Add lemon slices to skillet; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Return all of the chicken to the skillet, overlapping chicken breasts slightly. Drizzle lemon juice over the chicken breasts. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more or until pan juices are slightly reduced. Serve chicken, lemon slices, and pan juices over hot cooked rice or pilaf, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Dietary exchanges:

2 starch, 3 very lean meat, 2 fat.

Nutrition Facts

(Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts)
    Per serving:
  • 258 kcal cal.,
  • 12 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 95 mg chol.,
  • 725 mg sodium,
  • 8 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 27 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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