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Lemon Butter Chicken – Chicken breasts seasoned and seared to tender and juicy perfection, cooked with a tangy lemon butter sauce.
For Valentine’s Day this year, I decided I was going to make something rich and delicious that was a little better for us that our typical steak dinner. Chicken breasts are a go-to for me when it comes to easy dinner recipes because, well, they’re easy to work with and they take on so many different delicious flavors. And let me tell you, this lemon butter sauce was absolute perfection with this chicken!
To make my Easy Chicken in Lemon Butter Sauce recipe, you’ll need:
Start by seasoning the chicken breasts and searing them in a hot skillet with a little butter and olive oil. You don’t need to cook them through just yet; they’ll finish cooking in the later. It takes about 2 minutes per side to get them to the golden brown stage. Transfer them to a plate while you make the sauce.
To make the lemon butter sauce, add some more butter to the skillet. There will still be some brown bits from the chicken, but that’s fine – that’s flavor! To the butter add some minced garlic and stir and cook for about a minute or two before adding the lemon juice and zest, chicken broth, heavy cream and parsley. Bring that to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes. Add the chicken back to the skillet.
Now at this point you have two options. You can slide the skillet into the oven for about ten minutes to finish it off, or you can place the lid on the skillet and let it simmer and finish cooking the chicken right on the stove top. I kind of base it on whatever else I’m cooking. If I’ve got potatoes in the oven, I’ll finish the chicken on the stove. If I’m cooking some potatoes on the stove, I’ll finish the chicken in the oven. Make sense? Either method will work just fine.
Before serving, spoon a good bit of sauce on top of each piece of chicken, then plate individually, spooning more sauce onto each plate or take a sip for yourself. No judgement here – it’s pretty damn delicious!