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Skillet Lemon Chicken

Deliciously quick and easy, this Skillet Lemon Chicken made with boneless chicken breasts will be your your new favorite weeknight go to meal.

Deliciously quick and easy, this Skillet Lemon Chicken made with boneless chicken breasts will be your your new favorite weeknight go to meal. 

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One of the most popular terms searched here at Carrie’s Experimental kitchen is lemon“.  And I have to say it is one of my favorite flavors as well; which is why I wanted to make a new chicken recipe that was not only quick and easy, but had that lemony flavor.

This Skillet Lemon Chicken made the perfect, weeknight meal!

Skillet Lemon Chicken

To make this recipe you’ll need boneless chicken breasts, olive oil, butter, lemon juice and zest and fresh basil. That’s it! Start by adding the oil to a large skillet. Use a stainless steel (which is what I used) or cast iron pan as it will work better than a nonstick pan.

Deliciously quick and easy, this Skillet Lemon Chicken made with boneless chicken breasts will be your your new favorite weeknight go to meal.

Allow the oil to heat over medium high heat, season your chicken with salt and pepper; then add it to the pan. Cook the chicken 5-7 minutes per side allowing it to brown on both sides; cooking it mostly through.

Time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breast. Mine were pretty thick and took approximately 13 minutes.

Deliciously quick and easy, this Skillet Lemon Chicken made with boneless chicken breasts will be your your new favorite weeknight go to meal.Click to Tweet

Next, add the butter, lemon juice and zest and chopped fresh basil to the skillet.

Allow the butter to melt and mix with the herbs; then reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and cook for another 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.

Skillet Lemon ChickenPlate the chicken breast; then spoon the sauce over the chicken before serving. If your chicken breasts were large like mine were, slice them first and place on a large platter to serve family style.

Deliciously quick and easy, this Skillet Lemon Chicken made with boneless chicken breasts will be your your new favorite weeknight go to meal.

This recipe for Skillet Lemon Chicken was super easy and SO good. It was also had a very light, lemony flavor so serving this with steamed or roasted vegetables rounded out our meal; especially since my husband and I are trying to eat a low carb diet.

If  you’re following the Whole30 program, simply swap regular butter for ghee or clarified butter. ~Enjoy!

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Skillet Lemon Chicken
Skillet Lemon Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Deliciously quick and easy, this Skillet Lemon Chicken made with boneless chicken breasts will be your your new favorite weeknight go to meal.

Course: Main Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 4 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Lemon, juice and zest
  • 2 tbsp. Chopped Fresh Basil
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Start by adding the oil to a large skillet. Allow the oil to heat over medium high heat, season your chicken with salt and pepper; then add it to the pan. 

  2. Cook the chicken 5-7 minutes per side allowing it to brown on both sides; cooking it mostly through. (Time may vary depending on the thickness of your chicken breast. Mine were pretty thick and took approximately 13 minutes.)

  3. Next, add the butter, lemon juice and zest and chopped fresh basil to the pan. Allow the butter to melt and mix with the herbs; then reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and cook for another 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle.

Recipe Notes

*Substitute ghee or clarified butter for the regular butter if following the Whole30 program. 

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