Quick One-pan Lemon Butter Chicken

This recipe for One-Skillet Lemon Butter Chicken is simple and flavoursome.

Chicken breast with lemon and rosemary

Enjoy your evening more with this one-pan dinner option. Make use of in season lemons and, with only one pan to scrub at the end, you’ll save on clean-up time.

Serves: 4
Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 lemons, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon
  • hot cooked rice or pilaf (optional)

Method
Lightly flatten each chicken breast half with a mallet to about one centimetre thick. In a shallow bowl, mix together the flour, salt and lemon pepper. Dredge each piece of chicken through the flour mixture. Heat butter (save 1 tablespoon butter) in a large fry pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken breasts in heated fry pan for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned and no longer pink.

Remove chicken and wipe fry pan clean with a paper towel.

Add the last tablespoon of butter and lemon slices to the fry pan and cook for 2 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Use a fork to squeeze the lemon slices a bit. Return the chicken to the pan, drizzling with lemon juice. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes until juices have reduced slightly.

Serve chicken mixture over rice or pilaf.

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    Jaydee
    17th Jan 2017
    1:41pm
    What do you do with the tarragon, chuck it out to the chooks?
    fish head
    17th Jan 2017
    1:58pm
    That is a lot of butter.
    missmarple
    17th Jan 2017
    2:17pm
    chicken breasts in pic don't look flattened or even halved to me and where's the rice ?? lemon is wedged not sliced too
    Alula
    17th Jan 2017
    3:48pm
    Looks like an American recipe, citing "all-purpose flour". Also lemons aren't in season now: most citrus fruits ripen in the Australian winter.


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