Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

In this quick-cooking dinner, boneless chicken breasts are spiced up with lemon-pepper seasoning. Serve with rice, pilaf or pasta to round our the meal.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.
Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

Reviews (0)

4.0 by 719 people

Rate This!

  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins

Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts

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, salt. and lemon pepper. Coat chicken breasts with flour mixture.
  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.

Pin
Oops, we're sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later.

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

How To Video

rate this recipe!
add review

Reviews (12)

719 Ratings
216 Days Ago
4.0
loved this meal. It was very quick and a meal that everybody enjoyed. I added rice and green beans for the complete meal.
98 Days Ago
5.0
I made this by following the instructions and it was very good. My nephews all gave me a thumbs up. Next time I made it, I used olive oil instead of butter and baked the chicken instead of frying -
all with very good results and more thumbs up.
221 Days Ago
I thought it was just ok. But for the first time (I think) in my 15+ years of marriage, I cooked something that my husband hated. I've cooked things that he didn't prefer, but he did not like this recipe. Bless his heart, he still ate it, but it will not make a return trip to our table.
Irene Robinette 338 Days Ago
This recipe is my 11 year olds favourite!!!
Allison Maltese 342 Days Ago
How about substituting some olive oil for some of the butter. Same taste, less saturated fat.
Lora Samida Kawas 384 Days Ago
Simple tastes best. This recipe was quick and easy but super flavorful. Chicken very tender and delicious with just a few simple ingredients. Thin cut the breasts.
Lora Samida Kawas 384 Days Ago
Sometimes simple tastes best. This recipe was quick and easy but delicious. Chicken so tender and flavorful with just a few simple ingredients.
Martha Dunnam 468 Days Ago
Love that lemon butter chicken.
Dilek Keser 665 Days Ago
I tried the recipe today. Everyone in the family was impressed. Definitely recommended.
Joann Leo 772 Days Ago
How about cutting them into 4 oz. pieces......Good idea, right?????
Debra Tiihonen 850 Days Ago
Couldn't have been any quicker, more flavorful and easy to make! Sauted some asparagus in the butter drippings and a small squirt of lemon to top them off. Elegant enough for company!
Sandy Jennings 853 Days Ago
Just get regular chicken breasts and slice in to a thin slice and continue with recipe as written. Save rest of chicken in freezer until needed again

Similar Recipes

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...

Add My Photo close
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.
Rate & Review
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px
Add My Photo

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.
Uh oh! Please pick a jpg at least 600x600px
Change Photo

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
Uh oh! Unexpected error. Please try later.

Your Rating

Your Review

4000 Characters Remaining
No one has shared their photo yet.
close