Weeknight Meal Crunch: Lemon Butter Chicken

So those of you who know me know that I LOVE food! I love to cook, eat out at restaurants, and try new food trucks! I try my best to cook at home on weeknights. Sometimes work and life in general can make this hard though, so I’m always on the lookout for quick simple meals that still taste delicious. Recently, I tried this Lemon Butter Chicken Breast recipe from Better Homes and Gardens that I just HAD to share! Not only is it one of the simplest recipes I’ve tried lately, I also had most of the ingredients for it already in the house! If you’ve got 20-30 minutes you need to give this one a try!

First either use 6 pre cut thin chicken breasts or pound them until they’re about 1/4 to 1/8 in thick. Then in a shallow bowl or plate mix 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Coat the chicken breasts on both sides and then lightly sprinkle with lemon pepper to your taste.


Then warm a 12-in skillet with 1/3 cup butter. When the butter is hot cook half the chicken breasts at a time until browned (about 3 minutes on each side) and remove chicken from skillet.

IMG_2045Next slice 2 lemons and cook in the skillet for about 1 minute on each side.


Finally, add the chicken back to the skillet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Cook for 2-3 minute more and then serve over rice or pilaf (be sure to put the chicken, lemons, and juice over the rice!).

Shopping List/Ingredients:

  • 6 chicken breast halves (either cut thin or pound them at home)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • lemon pepper
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • cooked rice or pilaf

If you have any quick and simple recipes you love share them in the comments!


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