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Lemon Butter Chicken

If you're looking for a new chicken dinner to toss in the weeknight rotation this lemon butter chicken dish is calling your name.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sarah Ricci


Ingredients for the Parmesan Crusted Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs. chicken breast (about 2 large breasts)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil to sautee

Egg Mixture

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper to taste

Parmesan Breading Mixture

  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour

Lemon Butter Sauce

  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch basil (fresh, cut into ribbons)
  • 1/2 lemon (sliced in rounds for garnish) - optional


  • Slice chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Using a meat mallet lightly pound chicken until even in thickness.
  • In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg mixture.
  • In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together the parmesan breading mixture.
  • Dip the chicken into the egg mixture first, then dredge the chicken into the parmesan mixture. Repeat this process with all your chicken.
  • In a large skillet or casserole pan, over medium heat, add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom. Once hot, add the chicken and cook about 4 minutes per side until golden brown and internal temperature is 165 F. Removed cooked chicken from pan and set aside.
  • In the same pan over low heat, melt the butter and garlic, cook until fragrant. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the cooked chicken back into the pan with the sauce, turning the breasts to coat them in sauce. Garnish with lots of fresh basil and lemon rounds (optional).


Serve this dish with a crusty loaf of bread to soak up all that lemon butter sauce! Enjoy!