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Lemon Butter Chicken



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 30 mins (10m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

lemon butter sauce for chicken

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  2. 2.Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. 3.Add the chicken breasts to the skillet and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and golden brown. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. 4.In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  5. 5.Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  6. 6.Pour in the chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Stir to combine.
  7. 7.Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, until slightly thickened.
  8. 8.Return the chicken breasts to the skillet and spoon the sauce over them.
  9. 9.Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the chicken is heated through and the sauce is hot.
  10. 10.Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
  11. 11.Serve the Lemon Butter Chicken with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra lemon flavor, you can add more lemon zest to the sauce.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a thicker sauce, you can whisk in a teaspoon of cornstarch mixed with a tablespoon of water.
  • chevron_rightServe the chicken with steamed vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.
  • chevron_rightFeel free to adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences.