Zesty Lemon Butter Chicken

Indulge in the tangy and savory flavors of this Lemon Butter Chicken, a dish that promises to delight your taste buds with its citrus-infused buttery goodness.


Fresh Produce:

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, for zest and garnish
  • Fresh parsley, chopped for garnish

Canned Goods:

  • 1/4 cup of chicken broth


  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

Baking & Spices:

  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Lemon pepper seasoning to taste

Oils & Vinegars:

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter


  • 2 to 3 medium-sized chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise for thinner pieces, or 4 small chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
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Let’s Cook:

  1. Prep the Chicken:
    • Season the chicken pieces generously with lemon pepper seasoning. Dredge each piece lightly in flour, shaking off any excess.
  2. Cook the Chicken:
    • In a spacious frying pan, warm up the olive oil on medium to high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Take the chicken out of the skillet and place it to the side.
  3. Make the Sauce:
    • In the skillet, lower the heat to medium and put in the butter. Once it’s melted, toss in the minced garlic and cook until it releases its aroma, roughly for a minute. Then, blend in the chicken broth and lemon juice, making sure to scrape off any browned residue from the skillet’s bottom. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken slightly.
  4. Combine:
    • Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning the sauce over the pieces. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, ensuring the chicken is well coated and heated through.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley and lemon zest over the chicken. If desired, add lemon slices for an extra burst of citrus flavor.

Enjoy your Lemon Butter Chicken with a side of steamed vegetables, over pasta, or with a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal.