Lemon Butter Chicken

Lemon Butter Chicken-this easy baked chicken recipe only requires 6 ingredients! The chicken is tender with a rich, buttery lemon sauce that is exquisite! This chicken dish is guaranteed to be a family favorite!

If you are looking for a REALLY good chicken recipe that you can make over and over again, this Lemon Butter Chicken is it! It is the perfect easy weeknight meal, but also fancy enough to serve when entertaining. It is a guaranteed favorite and turns out perfectly every single time.

You only need six ingredients and it only takes about 30 minutes to make! The chicken is perfectly tender and the lemon sauce is rich, buttery, but still light at the same time. It’s so good you will want to drink it or lick your plate:)

How to Store

Store any leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.

This recipe is from Jessica Merchant’s book Everyday Dinners.

Lemon Butter Chicken

Lemon Butter Chicken-this easy baked chicken recipe only requires 6 ingredients! The chicken is tender with a rich, buttery lemon sauce that is exquisite! This chicken dish is guaranteed to be a family favorite!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
  • salt & pepper
  • 2-3 tbl olive oil
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 4 tbl unsalted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pound the chicken breasts with a meat tenderizer until they are the same thickness. Season them on both sides with 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive to the pan
  • Take each chicken breast and dredge it through the flour, making sure it’s completely covered but shaking off any excess flour.
  • Place it in the pan and repeat with the other chicken breasts, cooking for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook them for 3 minutes more. This will have to be done in batches. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish and repeat with any remaining chicken, using the remaining olive oil as necessary.
  • Once the chicken is out of the pan, keep the skillet over medium low heat and add the butter. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the lemon slices and lemon juice. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, flipping the lemons in the pan. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour the lemon-butter mixture over the chicken in the baking dish.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees F. Remove the chicken from the oven and sprinkle with fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
Keyword chicken, lemon

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