lemon chicken

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~ lemon chicken ~

This is one of the hubby’s favorite dishes. We serve this with white jasmine rice and crisp green salad or steamed asparagus. Melt in your mouth yummy!

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 c. flour

1 Tablespoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 cup unsalted butter

3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup white wine

salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

juice from one lemon

Place chicken breasts in ziplocs. Using the side of a hammer, gently pound them flat. Melt the butter and olive oil in a large, heavy skillet. Blot chicken breasts with paper towels and dredge in the flour, onion powder and garlic powder mixture. Set heat to medium high and place breasts in skillet. Cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Season them with the salt and pepper and transfer them to an oven-proof dish. Set in a low oven to keep warm.

To make the lemon sauce:

Β Deglaze pan with the white wine. Add a couple more Tablespoons butter to the skillet and melt, scraping up the brown bits with a wooden spoon or spatula. Remove from heat. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped, fresh parsley and juice from one lemon. Cook until heated through. Place chicken breasts on rice, pour sauce over and serve.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  14 comments for “lemon chicken

  1. December 31, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    This looks incredible! I love lemon chicken and this just looks perfect.

    And that place setting…beautiful!

    • Melissa
      January 1, 2012 at 12:18 am

      Thanks Carrie! It’s a great little recipe. Enjoy πŸ™‚

      • tina
        August 13, 2013 at 7:50 am

        Can i substitute low fat margarine for the butter to make it less fattening.

        • Melissa
          August 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm

          Hi Tina, I’ve never tried that. I am really not a fan of margarine, so I’m not a good person to ask. My initial answer would be to not do that, especially with a low-fat substitute, or it will ruin your chicken and make it soggy. Maybe just make this as a “special occasion” dish? Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚ XO

          • August 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm

            Due to cholesterol restraints (as in cut the “bad” fats in your diet) I have started using Challenge brand “spreadable” “lite” butter that has canola oil or olive oil as a component. Flavor is good and it works as a replacement for salted butters. Calories should be considered as well, but I would use this as a substitute in the recipe without fear of sogginess (is that really a word – LOL). I will try it and let the ‘butter’ foam a bit to get rid of excess moisture.

          • Melissa
            August 14, 2013 at 4:43 pm

            Hope it works for you, Pat! thanks so much for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  2. January 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    I love lemon chicken – my wife … not so much. She claims this was the worst thing I ever made πŸ™ The two flavours are just incredible together and she described it as some sort of nightmare dish :'(

    Happy new year Melissa πŸ™‚

    • Melissa
      January 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      Oh no! Well, maybe she’d like this version. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year Charles!

  3. January 4, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Now I’m liking this blog so much Melissa & this lemon chicken is fabulous darling !!!! xxx Dor

    • Melissa
      January 4, 2012 at 6:32 am

      Hello my lovely Dor! Thanks for visiting my little corner of the internet πŸ™‚ so glad you like the recipe! xoxoxox

  4. August 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    What a lovely recipe! I shared the post on my “Cooking 4 U” Facebook page. Can’t wait to try it!

    Regards,
    Pat Mercedes
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    408-505-7672

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    • Melissa
      August 13, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Hi Pat! Thanks for stopping by to comment and thanks for sharing my recipe πŸ™‚ Enjoy! xo

  5. Pam
    March 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

    This sound fantastic. ..and so easy! So glad I discovered your “little corner of the internet”, Melissa. πŸ™‚

    • Melissa
      March 15, 2014 at 7:57 am

      Hi Pam! I’m glad too πŸ™‚ enjoy the recipe, Lovely. XO

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