Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts


Yes, you can make lemon butter chicken as good as your favorite restaurant at home. This lemon chicken s a quick-cooking skillet dinner perfect for weeknights. The zesty seasoning combined with a buttery lemon sauce makes a delicious dish you'll want to serve with just about everything. Serve with rice, pilaf or pasta to round out your chicken dinner.

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 6 medium boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 pounds)

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning

  • cup butter

  • 2 lemons, sliced

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • Hot cooked rice or pilaf (optional)


  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.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

258 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 258
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 725mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Protein 27g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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