How to Make Lemon Chicken
- Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise.
- Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet.
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
- Lightly dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.
- Melt 1 tbsp. butter with 1 tbsp.
- olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
- Cook half of chicken in skillet 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and done.
- Transfer chicken to a serving platter, and keep warm.
- Repeat procedure with 1 tbsp. butter and remaining olive oil and chicken.
- Add broth and lemon juice to skillet, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet.
- Add 8 lemon slices. Remove skillet from heat; add parsley and remaining 2 tbsp. butter, and stir until butter melts. Pour sauce over chicken.
- Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.
This chicken dish would pair well with sautéed asparagus, green beans (haricots verts), or even broccoli. Trivia Bartenders usually put a slice of lemon in a glass of Coca Cola to add a little extra flavor. Today, the British Navy requires all ships to carry enough lemons so that every sailor can have an ounce of juice a day.