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Lemon Butter Chicken

Here’s a gourmet chicken meal that’s ready in less than 30 minutes. Fancy enough for guests, easy enough for a family week-night dinner!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Chicken, Everyday Meals
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 253kcal


  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 lemons sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dry white wine*


  • *Add an additional tablespoon of lemon juice if you prefer not to use wine.
  • Start by butterflying the chicken breasts, but cut all the way through to get 2 pieces. Here’s a video on how to butterfly:
  • Pound each piece of chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap with a meat mallet until chicken is about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Mix the 1/2 cup flour and the 1/2 tsp salt to make the seasoned flour. Place on a plate for easy dredging.
  • Dredge chicken in seasoned flour, sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning and set aside.
  • Mix the lemon juice and wine together; set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter–it’s OK if it begins to brown, that is part of the flavor.
  • Working in batches, brown 2-3 pieces of chicken for 3 minutes each side or until nicely brown and chicken juices run clear. Remove from pan and keep warm in a 200 degree F oven. Repeat until all chicken is browned.
  • In the same pan, brown the lemon slices on both sides.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan with the lemon slices. Drizzle lemon juice mixture over chicken and let sauce reduce slightly (about 3 minutes).
  • Serve with the browned lemon slices–they taste wonderful!


Serving: 1person | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg