Rating: 3.9 stars
794 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 408
  • 4 star values: 163
  • 3 star values: 84
  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 85

Lemon butter chicken isn't just a menu item at your favorite restaurant. It's also a quick-cooking skillet dinner perfect for weeknights! Boneless chicken breasts are flavored with lemon-pepper seasoning and cooked in a buttery lemon sauce you'll want to serve with just about everything. Serve with rice, pilaf or pasta to round our the chicken dinner.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

Dietary exchanges:

2 starch, 3 very lean meat, 2 fat.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories, (7 g saturated fat, 95 mg cholesterol, 725 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Reviews (17)

794 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 408
  • 4 star values: 163
  • 3 star values: 84
  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 85
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2017
This is healthy and delicious
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2017
Serve this with Cauliflower " rice" and a salad for a really LOW CARB meal!
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2017
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.
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2017
Exceptional taste; easy prep. Served over black rice linguini noodles. Superb and super healthy!(black rice products remove cholesterol)
Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2017
4 stars, tasty & easy, have had it in my "rotation" for years now! I butterfly/make thin cutlets to cut back the pounding, sprinkle with the lemon pepper & salt, THEN dredge in flour. At the end I add the lemon juice & turn off the heat. The retained heat of the pan reduces it just right for us.
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2017
loved this meal. It was very quick and a meal that everybody enjoyed. I added rice and green beans for the complete meal.
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Rating: 4.0 stars
09/11/2019
Liked it
Rating: Unrated
03/20/2018
Great recipe and quick for a weeknight meal! I used boneless chicken thighs and they were so flavorful. Rounded the meal out with a salad and rice ¿ definitely a keeper!
Rating: Unrated
08/01/2016
Sometimes simple tastes best.  This recipe was quick and easy but delicious.  Chicken so tender and flavorful with just a few simple ingredients.