Rating: 3.95 stars
796 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 408
  • 4 star values: 165
  • 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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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; total fat 12g; saturated fat 7g; cholesterol 95mg; sodium 725mg; carbohydrates 8g; fiberg; protein 27g.

Reviews (19)

796 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 408
  • 4 star values: 165
  • 3 star values: 84
  • 2 star values: 54
  • 1 star values: 85
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2017
This is healthy and delicious
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/27/2019
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Rating: 5.0 stars
12/27/2019
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Rating: 5.0 stars
12/31/2019
Good
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.
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/01/2019
Made this today. Super yummy, I cooked them in olive oil and minced garlic. I made chicken bites instead of slicing the chicken breast. I also added lemon peel to the pan while they were cooking and the AROMA was everything!! Served over rice pilaf with a lemon wedge on the side and steamed broccoli, put the sauce over everything!! New weeknight dinner recipe for sure!!
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2017
Serve this with Cauliflower " rice" and a salad for a really LOW CARB meal!
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: 5.0 stars
03/22/2020
So very easy and short amount of time to prepare. The taste was amazing! Definitely will do this again!
Rating: 5.0 stars
12/27/2019
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Rating: 4.0 stars
03/03/2020
This is delicious!
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2019
loved it!
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.
Rating: 4.0 stars
09/11/2019
Liked it
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: 4.0 stars
10/18/2019
good info
Rating: 1.0 stars
12/27/2019
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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
09/16/2016
This recipe is my 11 year olds favourite!!!
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.
Rating: Unrated
04/20/2015
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
Rating: Unrated
01/11/2017
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.
Rating: Unrated
08/01/2016
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.
Rating: Unrated
04/23/2015
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!
Rating: Unrated
05/09/2016
Love that lemon butter chicken.
Rating: Unrated
10/25/2015
I tried the recipe today. Everyone in the family was impressed. Definitely recommended.
Rating: Unrated
09/12/2016
How about substituting some olive oil for some of the butter. Same taste, less saturated fat.
Rating: Unrated
07/10/2015
How about cutting them into 4 oz. pieces......Good idea, right?????