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Lemon Chicken

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Adjust Servings:
1 1/2 lb 4 skinned and boned chicken breasts
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
4 tbsp butter--divided
2 tbsp olive oil--divided
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup lemon Juice
8 lemon slices
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley

Lemon Chicken

  • Non Veg
  • 12 min
  • Serves 4
  • Easy


How to Make Lemon Chicken

  1. Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise.
  2. 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.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Lightly dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.
  5. Melt 1 tbsp. butter with 1 tbsp.
  6. olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Cook half of chicken in skillet 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and done.
  8. Transfer chicken to a serving platter, and keep warm.
  9. Repeat procedure with 1 tbsp. butter and remaining olive oil and chicken.
  10. 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.
  11. Add 8 lemon slices. Remove skillet from heat; add parsley and remaining 2 tbsp. butter, and stir until butter melts. Pour sauce over chicken.
  12. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

Recipe Notes

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.

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