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Lemon Chicken Recipe (with Lemon Butter Sauce)

This parmesan-crusted Lemon Chicken Recipe is so EASY to make and completely ready in 30 minutes! The quick garlic and lemon butter sauce enhances the flavor of the chicken and adds so much flavor to the dish!

Homemade lemon chicken recipe in a skillet topped with a lemon butter sauce and fresh lemon slices then garnished with herbs.

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Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our Lemon Chicken with the best Lemon Butter Sauce.

Lemon Chicken Recipe:

This dish is going to become a favorite chicken dinner recipe for BUSY evenings. The chicken breast is generously coated in parmesan and pan-fried to give it a crispy crust. The chicken is then smothered in a lemon butter sauce with garlic that adds so much flavor to the chicken.

We love easy 30-minute chicken recipes for busy weeknights and some of our go-to’s include Chicken Marsala, classic Chicken Parmesan and of course this easy lemon garlic chicken. With these recipes in your arsenal, you can make restaurant-quality meals for a fraction of the price of eating out.

Parmesan crusted chicken breast on a bed of mashed potatoes and zucchini in a lemon butter sauce topped with greens.

How to Make Lemon Chicken:

With just a few simple ingredients a few minutes of prep time, you can have yourself the most DELICIOUS crispy chicken breast in a buttery garlic lemon sauce!

  1. Cut chicken in half lengthwise and beat with a meat mallet to an even thickness.
  2. Prepare Egg Mixture – whisk together eggs, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  3. Prepare Parmesan Mixture – in a separate bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese and flour.
  4. Dredge the Chicken – coat in the egg mixture, then generously coat in parmesan mixture, shaking off excess.
  5. Cook Chicken. Add oil to a hot skillet then add breaded chicken and cook 4-5 minutes per side, until golden brown and the internal temperature reads 165˚F with an Instant Read Thermometer.

Cook’s Tip If the chicken crust begins to brown too quickly, reduce heat allowing the chicken to fully cook through.

Step-by-step collage instructions how to make lemon chicken with lemon butter sauce.

How to Make Lemon Butter Sauce:

This 5-minute EASY lemon butter sauce will become a staple in your home. The sauce is tangy from the fresh lemon and butter and the garlic just brings all the flavors together – SO GOOD!

For a quicker dinner, prepare the lemon sauce in a separate saucepan or skillet while the chicken is cooking. Then just pour the sauce over the chicken once it is cooked. Or, you can just cook the chicken, remove it from the skillet (cover to keep warm) and prepare the sauce in the same skillet, then add the chicken back.

  1. Saute the garlic and butter until fragrant.
  2. Whisk in the lemon juice, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Allow the sauce to cook over med heat for about 2 minutes.

NOTE: We love the fresh and tangy lemon flavor in this recipe. If you prefer a less lemony flavor, reduce the lemon juice.

Parmesan crusted chicken with a lemon butter sauce in a skillet topped lemon slices.

Can I make this Ahead?

If you like to prep dinner in advance, slice the chicken and add it to the egg mixture, cover and refrigerate until you are ready for dinner. Allowing the chicken to marinate will result in a juicier and more tender chicken breast. Then, just continue with the remaining recipe instructions.

Can I make the Lemon Chicken without Parmesan Crust?

Yes! For a healthier option, completely omit the egg mixture and parmesan mixture. Slice the chicken breast and season with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Then, continue with the preparation of the sauce.

Substituting for Chicken Thighs?

This lemon chicken will work with chicken breast, chicken thighs, and even chicken tenderloins. You will want to prepare the recipe according to the instructions, the only difference will be in the cooking time. The cook time will depend on the size of the thighs, you want the internal temperature to reach 165F on an instant-read thermometer.

Adding Vegetables to the Chicken in Skillet:

Yes, you may definitely add vegetables to complete the dish. Asparagus, green beans, and zucchini will all go great with the lemon sauce and compliment the chicken

Easy 30-minute Chicken Lemon on a plate with mashed potatoes and zucchini topped with lemon butter.

I can’t wait for you to give this simple chicken dinner recipe a try!

What to Serve with Lemon Chicken?

The EASY chicken dish is completely ready in just 30 minutes and can be served with our Mashed Potatoes or your favorite pasta and it pairs well with Caesar Salad.

More Chicken Recipes to Try:

Lemon Chicken with BEST Lemon Butter Sauce

4.97 from 751 votes
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Lemon chicken in lemon butter sauce in skillet garnished with lemon slices

This parmesan-crusted Lemon Chicken Recipe is easy and done in 30 minutes! The quick lemon butter sauce pairs so well with the chicken.

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$12
Keyword: lemon chicken
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 560
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Ingredients for Parmesan Crusted Chicken:

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast, (2 large), patted dry with paper towels
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil , to sautee
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, to garnish (optional)
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced for garnish (optional)

For the Egg Mixture:

For the Parmesan Breading Mixture:

Ingredients for Lemon Butter Sauce:

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise. Lightly beat with a meat mallet until even in thickness.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the egg mixture. In another bowl, combine the ingredients for the parmesan mixture. Dip chicken into the egg mixture, then dredge chicken in the parmesan mixture. Allow any excess ingredients to fall off from each bowl.

  3. In a large skillet, heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a skillet. Once hot, add the chicken and cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until crispy, golden and cooked through to 165˚F on an Instant Read Thermometer. Reduce the heat if chicken browns too quickly.

  4. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, melt butter and garlic, cook until fragrant. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice and pepper. Allow the sauce to cook for about 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the cooked chicken, turning to coat. Garnish with lemon slices and finely chopped parsley if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Chicken with BEST Lemon Butter Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 273mg91%
Sodium 1109mg48%
Potassium 738mg21%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 46g92%
Vitamin A 1105IU22%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 322mg32%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Sue manuel
    November 14, 2022

    I did this exactly as per recipe and I was disappointed. The sauce is too thin and I wasn’t fond of the chicken. I wished I liked it. Oh well

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    • Sandy
      November 17, 2022

      Have to say, I felt the same. Way to thin…🤷🏻‍♀️. Loved the chicken though, it was really tasty and tender, I’ll be for sure preparing it again.

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  • Diana
    November 11, 2022

    I’ve made this a couple of times and it’s delicious. For next time, can I use thin sliced chicken breasts?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 11, 2022

      Hi Diana! I’m happy to hear you love it. One of my readers reported great results using thinly sliced chicken.

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  • Jim C
    November 8, 2022

    Made this with oranges and it was very good as well. Served with rice and steamed spinach.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 8, 2022

      That sounds delicious! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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  • kh
    November 6, 2022

    Was looking for a different chicken recipe after 37years of making chicken for hubby. This was phenomenal. I thought about leaving out the sauce, but it’s what makes it! I served with risotto.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2022

      YUM and we’re glad you enjoyed this recipe too!

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  • Kelley
    November 4, 2022

    I’m going to make this evening for my boyfriend. I was wondering if what you thoughts were on adding capers? Thank you. Can’t wait to make this, everything of yours I’ve made has been wonderful.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 4, 2022

      Hi Kelley! Thank you, I’m glad you love my recipes. I think the capers could work well. Let us know how it turns out if you experiment.

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  • Leslie
    November 3, 2022

    Not sure if this question went through, but is the parmesan fresh or from a can ,i.e. Kraft

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 3, 2022

      Hi Leslie, you can use either one. I love freshly grated parmesan.

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  • Kay Dyk
    November 3, 2022

    I made this tonight and my husband already has a request in for it again and again! It was absolutely delicious, many thanks 😋❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 3, 2022

      Love it! Good to know that your husband loves this recipe, Kay.

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  • Marlous
    October 26, 2022

    Greetings from the Netherlands!

    I have some chicken breasts and a ton of lemons and garlic bulbs from the market, so I googled for a nice&easy recipe to use them in and stumbled upon yours. It looks very nice, but there’s just one thing that seems off so I thought I’d mention it:

    the Q&A part that addresses not breading the chicken says that you just then just slice and season… and then to move on to the part where you prepare the sauce. However, that skips the part where you actually -cook- the chicken! I don’t think that covering the meat with hot sauce will be enough to cook them… 😉

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  • Jessica
    October 23, 2022

    Made this last night for my family and it was super yummy! My 10 year old daughter is so picky and not only did she love it, but she asked me to make it again tonight for dinner! Thank you!;))

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 23, 2022

      Hi Jessica, I’m so happy to know that! Thank you for sharing and I hope your family will love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Robin Charnell-Delgado
    October 21, 2022

    I loved the recipe, except…I have to reduce the sodium because of high blood pressure. So, I used NO sodium chicken broth and unsalted butter. I couldn’t get the parmesan to make a crust in my Allclad stainless without sticking to the pan. So, next time I will bake the chicken. I will thicken the Lemon Butter sauce to more like a reduction. Then just pour it over the baked chicken about 10 minutes before taking it out of the oven. Other than those changes, it was a HIT with my picky husband!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 21, 2022

      So glad it was a hit! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Brittany C.
    October 19, 2022

    I was hesitant about making this because my husband doesn’t like things are super cheesy. I used a little less than the recipe called for. I also used chicken thighs and used fresh parsley in the lemon butter sauce. I didn’t use as much butter because I didn’t have another stick handy so I used half a stick. By far one of the best meals we’ve had. Definitely a favorite and will be making it again! PS: I used semolina flour instead of regular flour giving it a little more sweet and it had a brighter golden effect on the coloring.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Brittany!

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  • Ann
    October 9, 2022

    This is absolutely the best!
    So tasty and the sauce matched it perfectly
    As Natasha said I marinated the chicken in the egg mixture as I wanted to prep ahead and the chicken was just melt in the mouth
    Thanks for sharing This will become a regular at our house

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 10, 2022

      Thank you for the awesome feedback, Ann!

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  • Vicki Raffetto
    October 9, 2022

    This chicken was absolutely amazing. My husband couldn’t stop raving about it. He never eats white meat chicken so I’d say thats a compliment. I followed the recipe exactly but I did add a 1/4 cup of white wine (love my wine) to the butter/lemon mixture. Thanks for sharing this. A keeper for sure.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 9, 2022

      Hi Vicki, that made me smile! Thank you for sharing that with us, so glad your family loved this recipe!

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  • Penny Young
    October 8, 2022

    I’m making this tonight and am excited to try this beautiful dish! I will let you know how it comes out. Thank you for sharing this dish.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 8, 2022

      Hi Penny! I hope you love this dish. Looking forward to your feedback. 🙂

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  • Barbara Boucher
    September 28, 2022

    While perusing chicken recipes in Pinterest, I came across this one and had to try it immediately. At the first mouthful my husband remarked that the dish is delicious and restaurant quality. This meal will definitely join our collection of favorites. Also, the recipe is extremely flexible and able to adapt to special dietary needs or personal preference. For instance, I used to love garlic but have developed an intolerance to it, so I simply omitted that ingredient and we still loved it. It’s easy to adjust the amount of lemon to your taste. I would have no problem serving this dish to dinner guests.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2022

      Hello Barbara, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and review. We’re happy that you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Terry
    September 27, 2022

    This is hands down my kids favorite meal. I was able to entice them home from college with this recipe for dinner!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we parents make. That’s so great!

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  • Cyndi
    September 23, 2022

    Made this tonight it was yummy I used fresh Parmesan and thicken up the butter sauce left in the pan and poured it over the chicken

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 23, 2022

      So glad you loved it, Cyndi. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Janine Smith
    September 13, 2022

    My son cooked this for us for dinner tonight, and boy did I not only enjoy someone cooking for me…. But this was Delicious!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 13, 2022

      Happy to know that you enjoyed it!

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  • Frank
    September 12, 2022

    Made this last night and will absolutely make it many more times. Delicious.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 12, 2022

      Thank you for the good feedback and review!

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  • Pat
    September 5, 2022

    I loved this dish and my husband was licking the plate clean! I doubled the sauce mixture so that I could put the other half of the warm sauce in a little pour pitcher to add extra to the chicken as needed. My only struggle was that the cheese/flour coating kept sticking to my pan despite my adding extra oil. Any advice on best pan to use so that the nice cheese crust stays on the chicken?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2022

      Hi Pat! I’m glad the recipe was enjoyed. Click HERE to see my favorite cookware. A non-stick pan works best for this recipe.

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  • Patricia
    September 5, 2022

    Simply excellent. Many thanks. Entire family loved it, from ages 3 to 77. This preparation made everyone happy to be eating chicken. We will be adding this recipe to our regular rotation. Chicken was beautifully browned, and we did add that tiny bit of honey to the sauce for balance.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 5, 2022

      That’s great! So glad you found another family favorite. Thank you.

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  • Candace
    August 26, 2022

    The sauce was pretty good as directed but I added about about a teaspoon of honey to cut the sharpness of the lemon and it really rounded out the flavor for me personally.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 26, 2022

      Great feedback, Candace! Thank you for the review.

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  • Cheryl Dow
    August 25, 2022

    Love this recipe,my husband loves anything lemon and this was a hit . I added a little parmesan to the top of the chicken,and served it with mashed potatoes and asparagus! Delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 25, 2022

      Happy to hear that the recipe was a huge hit!

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  • Dana DeMille
    August 17, 2022

    My husband and I went gaga over this recipe!! So delicious… Served over mashed potatoes, and happened to have some broccoli on hand as our veggie. The only thing I did differently was add some honey to the lemon sauce along with lemon zest as it was cooking to give it that sweet and savory balance we love so much. Thank you for another hit, you haven’t failed me once 😊

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    • Dana DeMille
      August 17, 2022

      Oh I almost forgot, I also added a little bit of cornstarch to thicken it up a bit.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 17, 2022

      Thanks for sharing, Dana! That sounds like a good addition to the recipe!

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  • Bex Newton
    August 10, 2022

    This chicken is delicious! Was a hit with the family and even had a request for the recipe. Will definitely be making this again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2022

      Happy to hear that your family enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Kimberly
    August 3, 2022

    I thought this was great! This is very lemony. So lemony that I did not garnish with fresh lemon. The only thing I did different was not use chicken broth in the sauce. I mixed lemon juice w garlic and pepper. When chicken was finished cooking, I poured the sauce on it. ( I figured if I used the chicken broth, the chicken may be soggy with all the liquid being used. This was great I will prepare and serve it again

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    • Scott Ranallli
      August 8, 2022

      Once the chicken is cooked, it won’t get “soggy” from more sauce. The broth is there to temper the sourness of the lemon juice. The overall sauce volume would leave you enough to flavor some accompanying rice or pasta!

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      • Scott Ranallli
        August 8, 2022

        P.S. It was so ‘lemony’ BECAUSE you left off the broth…

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  • Marilyn
    August 1, 2022

    This was absolutely delicious!!! I did have to add more flour and Parmesan cheese, but maybe that’s just my preference. Will be making this again very soon

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 1, 2022

      Thank you for the feedback, Marilyn! 🙂

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  • Alice
    July 30, 2022

    Can this be baked instead? I’m entertaining and it would make it easier

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 30, 2022

      Hi Alice, I hope you find this helpful. Here’s what one of our readers said about baking it in an oven: “It worked in the oven! I used 1 cup of panko bread crumbs and 1 cup of parmesan cheese instead of the flour/parmesan mix, used cooking spray in my pan, and baked at 375 for 30-35 minutes. My family wanted it crispier, so next time I’ll broil for a few more minutes at the end.”

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  • Joann Nalewanski
    July 30, 2022

    We love this recipe! Have made it several times. On occasion we have doubled the lemon butter sauce and served it over angel hair pasta, adding a little pasta water for volume. It holds a very special place in my heart. I contracted COVID earlier this year (after being vaccinated and boosted) and lost my sense of taste and smell for 4 months. One night I made this incredible dish and my sense of taste returned! Thank you Natasha in more ways than one. ♥️

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 30, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Joann! Thank you for the wonderful review.

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  • Joan
    July 28, 2022

    Quick wast delicious! The only change..served over pasta instead of mashed potatoes. Huge hit with the fam!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 28, 2022

      That’s a good combo too, delicious and so filling. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Cathy
    July 26, 2022

    Could this be made with gluten free flour for the breading? Need to find some new options.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 26, 2022

      Hi Cathy! I have not tested it but one of my readers commented that it worked with gluten-free flour.

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  • Kim Melson
    July 23, 2022

    I have made this many many times and it is absolutely delicious!!! A family favorite for sure!! normally I am always on the grill during the summer but tonight decided on Lemon chicken served with rice pilaf and asparagus- yum yum and yum!! Thanks Natasha!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 23, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Kim! So glad you enjoy this recipe. Sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Jay
    July 23, 2022

    This worked out great. Super easy. I added shallots which went really well with everything

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Jay!

      Reply

  • Mike
    July 11, 2022

    I wanted to say thank you for not writing your life story in this recipe. I use a lot of recipes online and there is nothing more annoying than having to read a novel of someone’s life story before it even starts talking about the recipe. To get to ingredients and steps I have to scroll down for a good minute or 2. Thank you for the amazing recipe! This is my go to when I make the zucchini pasta recipe from Bon Appetit. It’s as if your lemon chicken recipe and that zucchini recipe were made for each other.

    Thank you,

    Mike C

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 11, 2022

      Hi Mike! I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe. Thank you for the wonderful review.

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    • Cyndi
      July 18, 2022

      Hey Mike,
      I recently learned a main reason why recipe sites include so much backstory for their recipes. It has to do with Search Engine Optimization. More text like that makes the search engine place it higher in a results listing. #TheMoreYouKnow

      Reply

  • Stacy
    July 10, 2022

    I substituted the all purpose flour for almond flour but holy moly this was so good!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 11, 2022

      That’s great, Stacy! Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Mimi
    July 10, 2022

    Can this be made ahead and frozen? Freezing the sauce separately, of course. Looking for a chicken dish I can make, freeze, transport to a gathering and then reheat.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 11, 2022

      Hi Mimi, I’m sorry, I haven’t tried freezing this before to advise. If you experiment, please let me know your results.

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  • Michelle
    July 7, 2022

    Wow…one of the best recipes I’ve ever made, my husband LOVED it! Definitely a keeper!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 7, 2022

      That’s wonderful! We love this dish. I’m glad to hear it was a hit.

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  • Kat
    July 5, 2022

    We really enjoyed this! I followed the recipe exactly. My son with a very sophisticated pallet (read: only likes the best food!) loved it. I will be making this many times, I’m sure!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2022

      Hi Kat, thanks for the good comments and feedback. Good to know that you both love this recipe!

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  • Deb C
    July 5, 2022

    Hi Natasha,
    I am going to try this recipe tonight, I am by myself and find it very easy to make less with your recipes, wonder now what would you serve with this recipe? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 5, 2022

      Hi Deb! We have a section on that in the recipe. Please see the “What to Serve with Lemon Chicken?” section! We include links to our mashed potato & caesar salad, for example.

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  • Brittiany
    June 28, 2022

    I made this recipe to the T and it came out perfect. Second time around I read some reviews and added panko breadcrumbs. What a horrible mistake. The butter sauce didn’t kiss the chicken like it did the first time, it soaked it up making for a very soggy piece of chicken. Flavor was amazing, but not as good the first time.
    Lesson learned, follow Natasha’s recipes because they work as is.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2022

      Thank you for your wonderful review, Brittiany! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Ellen
    June 26, 2022

    Love it!!!! Just added lemon zest. My whole family thought it was the bomb!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 26, 2022

      That’s awesome, Ellen. Good to hear that the recipe was a huge hit!

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  • Shanda
    June 25, 2022

    I made this dish it’s a good recipe it’s fast easy. I would use less lemon juice next time

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 25, 2022

      Thank you for the review, Shanda!

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  • Bob S
    June 21, 2022

    Congratulations on posting a fabulous recipe, with simple ingredients and best of all, being very easy to follow.

    Will make again. And again.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 21, 2022

      Hi Bob! I’m glad you enjoy this recipe. 🙂

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  • Colleen Estridge
    June 20, 2022

    Second time making. Only changes I have made is adding a bit more chicken broth and cutting down on the lemon juice. My husband found it a bit tart. Really good recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 20, 2022

      Thank you for the feedback, Colleen! So glad you enjoy this recipe.

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  • Tina
    June 17, 2022

    Can I put in oven if it takes long to fry and starts to brown?if I can for how long and what temp

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2022

      Hi Tina, I hope you find this helpful. Here’s what one of our readers said about baking it in an oven: “It worked in the oven! I used 1 cup of panko bread crumbs and 1 cup of parmesan cheese instead of the flour/parmesan mix, used cooking spray in my pan, and baked at 375 for 30-35 minutes. My family wanted it crispier, so next time I’ll broil for a few more minutes at the end.”

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      • JudithKaiser
        June 30, 2022

        I made it in the oven with the Panko and Parmesan cheese.
        Baked it in the oven and then broiled it for couple of Minutes.
        Poured the sauce over the chicken. It was easy and delicious, my husband loved it. Next time will make more sauce.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          July 1, 2022

          Great to hear that, Judith! Thanks a lot for sharing some feedback with us.

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  • Dana
    June 15, 2022

    Made it for my family. Everyone even my grandkids completely cleaned their plates. I will make it ahain

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 16, 2022

      That’s great! I’m happy it was such a winner with the grandkids! 🙂

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  • Mary
    June 12, 2022

    I love…love making this recipe.
    However, it can also be used with a firm flesh fish, like bass, sea bass and trout. Out of this world!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2022

      Definitely, the recipe is versatile! Good to know that you love it.

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  • Jenny Q.
    June 12, 2022

    This was really nice … not heavy and a hit with the family! I love the crispy parmesan crusted chicken. The only edit I made was to double the chicken stock so it wouldn’t be too lemony. Will make it again for sure!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 12, 2022

      Hello Jenny, that makes me feel happy! Thank you for sharing that with us, I’m glad you found a new recipe that you will keep.

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  • Wendy
    June 8, 2022

    Once a week I make this, we are addicted 🙂 I serve with Lemon Ricotta Ravioli, and a side of fresh spinach, HUGE YUM!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

      I’m so glad this made it into regular rotation for you! That’s so great! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Wendy!

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    • Kristie
      June 26, 2022

      Where do you get lemon ricotta ravioli? Yum! Or just your basic regatta ravioli with the lemon sauce on top?

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  • Meghan E.
    June 4, 2022

    Amazing! I make this often and my kids rave about it! Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 4, 2022

      So glad to know your family enjoyed this recipe. Thank you, Meghan.

      Reply

  • Donna
    June 1, 2022

    This is amazing. Lemon butter sauce went great with the asparagus I served it with. Thanks for sharing! You never disappoint but this was over the top.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 1, 2022

      You’re so welcome and thank you for sharing that with us! I’m always happy to see contented and happy readers here in my blog.

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  • Karen
    June 1, 2022

    This is excellent! The chicken is so flavourful and I love the lemon butter sauce.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Karen!

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  • JeanneneJensen
    May 29, 2022

    I fixed this lemon chicken dish last week. Very easy, fast meal. & delicious ! 👍👍👍

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 30, 2022

      Thanks for the good feedback!

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  • Dena Barnes
    May 29, 2022

    Oh. Also had to double or another half as much breading coating for the chicken that it called for.

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  • Dena Barnes
    May 29, 2022

    It is recipes like this that make me wonder if anyone actually tested the recipe! The sauce was literally inedible. It wasn’t just a little bit too tart, I couldn’t even salvage it. Both myself and my husband kept trying it and our faces were screwed up, it’s so unbelievably tart. I doubled the recipe and ended up adding an entire tetra pack of chicken broth and another stick of butter to try to disperse the lemon to try and salvage it. Still had to end up dumping it. And I love lemon! What a waste. The chicken, itself, was fine. Save yourself time and money and make a really good fried chicken recipe, instead.

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    • Natasha
      May 30, 2022

      Hi Dena, I’m sorry to hear it didn’t turn out for you. This is one of our more popular recipes and I am always happy to help troubleshoot. I wonder if anything was changed in the recipe? Also, make sure to let the sauce simmer for a couple of minutes per the instructions? Lastly, be sure to use real lemon juice and not concentrate.

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    • Carrie
      June 14, 2022

      Most excellent recipe! The sauce was literally perfect, not too tart, just right. Certainly not a fried chicken recipe being lightly sauteed in olive oil, lightly breaded, just perfect! My whole family loved it!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 14, 2022

        I’m so glad the family loved it, Carrie!

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  • Krista
    May 27, 2022

    I made this for my family and it was really delicious. Easy to follow recipe. I took the extra minute to garnish with fresh parsley and lemon slices. I hoped it didn’t look better than it tasted because it looked so fancy. We all loved it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2022

      That is the best when the family loves what we moms make. That’s so great!

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  • MTK
    May 24, 2022

    Yum!! Everyone loved it. Delicious! Easy to make. I decreased butter to five tablespoons and it was still yummy!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 24, 2022

      Thank you for the excellent review!

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  • Ellen
    May 22, 2022

    This was the best lemon chicken ever!!! Flavor was spot on!! My family raved about it!!! Thank you!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2022

      Yay, that’s awesome! Thanks for the awesome feedback, Ellen.

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  • Stephanie G
    May 22, 2022

    This recipe is the bomb! It’s so flavorful and juicy. I made it the way the recipe was which was delicious but then adjusted the ingredients some when I made it again after that. Both ways are delicious! Would definitely recommend this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2022

      Awesome feedback, Stephanie! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, glad you love this recipe!

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  • Janice Barbeau
    May 17, 2022

    I made the lemon chicken tonight for dinner, it was pretty good. Easy recipe and had nice flavour. I served it with a Greek pasta salad and steamed Brussel sprouts.
    I think a little less Parmesan & flour mixture could be used, I found a lot of it kind of went to waste. Also instead of pouring the lemony sauce over top of the chicken that had been frying in oil, I found it made better sense to transfer the fried chicken to the pan of sauce and spoon the lemony mixture over.
    Overall it was pretty good.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 17, 2022

      Hello Janice, thank you for sharing that with us. Feel free to adjust the ingredients according to your personal preference next time but I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed it!

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  • Tamera
    May 9, 2022

    I used thin sliced chicken breast so I didn’t have to do that extra slice and pound work. I also took more time to reduce the sauce, so about 5 minutes instead of 2 and I made it in the same pan to get the yummy bits in the sauce. I also put the chicken in the sauce at the end since I had it set aside and wanted to make sure it was hot. So so so yummy. But it did take 2x as long to prepare than half an hour. I suppose if I make this a couple more times it’ll go quicker since I’m not the greatest cook and I have to make sure I’m following the recipe and not missing anything. I do have plans on making this often since it’s just so yummy. I roasted asparagus I had seasoned with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder then also added it to the sauce just before serving it. Just a suggestion if anyone is looking for a side that works great with this:)

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 10, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Bob
    May 3, 2022

    All I can say is, “Wow”! Flavorful and juicy. Thanks for such a great recipe!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 3, 2022

      Love the description, thank you for sharing!

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  • Megan
    May 1, 2022

    This sounds really good. I already have pork chops thawing for tonight’s dinner. Can this be made with boneless thin pork chops?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 1, 2022

      Hi Megan, I imagine that will also work but the cooking time might be different. Please share with us how it goes if you do an experiment!

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    • wendy
      June 8, 2022

      I did, boneless pork loin chops, and it was equally awesome.

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 8, 2022

        Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

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  • Beth
    April 29, 2022

    Very good subtle flavor. The chicken came out so tender. I think I would like the sauce to be thicker so next time I plan to add some heavy cream to the sauce.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 29, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Beth!

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  • Bea
    April 25, 2022

    Tried this recipe tonight for dinner. It was the Bomb!! My sides were zucchini and mashed potatoes. I also shared it with my grand daughters. I didn’t have a non stick skillet so I cooked it in an aluminum fry pan and I was so glad it didn’t stick! Will be making this again! I love your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2022

      Sounds great, Bea! So great to know that you enjoyed this recipe. Thank you for the review!

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  • Christy
    April 14, 2022

    Thank you for this delicioso recipe. I make it practically once a week. My family loved it even the children. I even make just the sauce to add to plain old grilled chicken breasts when i’m in a dinner pinch. Will be back to try your other recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 14, 2022

      Sounds great and I’m so happy to hear that! I hope you’ll love all the recipes that you will try.

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  • Gloria
    April 11, 2022

    We enjoyed this very much. Love the grouping of ingredients, made it soooo easy. Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 11, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Gloria!

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  • Mitchell
    April 6, 2022

    This recipe tells you what ingredients but doesn’t say how much to use ? Do I just wing it? Is this just me maybe I’m too old to follow recipes online or I’m not seeing them in this case I’m too old to follow recipes on the internet.

    Looks really good. Maybe I’ll hire the neighbor kid to help.

    Thanks Anyways.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2022

      Hi Mitchell, we have the breakdown on the printable recipe card. Click “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post and you will see the ingredients list and instructions.

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  • Alyson
    April 6, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I’ve made this recipe multiple times. We love it. I was wondering if you can make it ahead of time and reheat for a large party?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 6, 2022

      Hi Alyson, we prefer it fresh! But I bet you can make a it a bit ahead and either keep it warm or reheat in an oven or pan.

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  • Lyzette
    April 2, 2022

    I made this for dinner tonight with fresh steamed broccoli and it was amazing. Next time, I will try adding a little lemon zest to see if that amplifies the lemon even more. No matter what, the recipe is perfect as it is. Thank you!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 3, 2022

      Sounds great! Thank you for sharing that with us, Lyzette. I’m happy to know that you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Julie
    March 28, 2022

    Hi! Curious if there’s a good substitute for the egg. My son is allergic.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 28, 2022

      Hi Julie, I have not tested an alternative method. You’d have to experiment.

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    • Jenna
      April 10, 2022

      My mother cannot have eggs. We have found a great substitution for eggs with aquafaba (from chickpeas). Works as a great substitute in breading.

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  • Vicky
    March 28, 2022

    Made this for my husband and I for dinner tonight. Really love the crispy coating and the tang of the lemon sauce. Had to cut the recipe a little for two, but it was great.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 28, 2022

      Hi Vicky! Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Sharon
    March 28, 2022

    My husband and my favorite recipe. We are sauce people so I double the sauce. SO YUMMY!!! Wouldn’t change a thing in regards to the recipe, as it is perfect the way it is.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 28, 2022

      Wonderful! So glad you enjoy this recipe. The sauce is so yummy! Thank you for the review.

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  • Karen Loucks Rinedollar
    March 28, 2022

    Delicious! Tender! Ended up having to sub three different types of cheeses (parm, feta and mex cheddar blend) as we were short- and it still tasted great!!! We will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing this!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 28, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Karen! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

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  • Victoria Z
    March 27, 2022

    Made this recipe for a small dinner party and everyone loved it – so flavorful! thanks so much

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 27, 2022

      Yay. that’s fantastic! Thanks a lot for sharing, Victoria.

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  • Mary
    March 23, 2022

    This went over well. Next time I’m going to serve it with couscous since that also cooks quickly and will pick up every bit of flavour and the bits of garlic and Parmesan

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 23, 2022

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Mary! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Wendy
    March 18, 2022

    This is absolutely DELICIOUS!! Every recipe of yours that I have made has been fantastic! Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 19, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Wendy!

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  • Carrie
    March 16, 2022

    OMG everyone in my home is so so picky! but they all loved this meal and was so satisfied. Thanks so much for posting this, I look forward to making this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2022

      You know it’s good when the picky eaters love it too! That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!

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  • Joni
    March 10, 2022

    My husband and I loved this. My only wish is that the lemon sauce was creamy. But it was still delicious.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 10, 2022

      Hi Joni! I am happy you enjoyed this recipe. Yes, a creamy sauce would be yummy! Be sure to check out this recipe if you haven’t already. It combines both the breaded chicken with creamy pasta! Click HERE for Lemon Chicken Pasta recipe.

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    • JP
      March 13, 2022

      Just add some sour cream while you’re thickening the sauce.

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  • Cassidy Benard
    March 10, 2022

    Made this last night with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots. so good! the chicken tasted perfect. Just wrote it down for my recipe box

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 10, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review, Cassidy!

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  • Michele Boyle
    March 7, 2022

    This is a delicious recipe and very simple! My sister loved it and she is difficult to please!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 7, 2022

      That is great to hear! I’m glad it was enjoyed!

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  • Lora
    March 6, 2022

    My husband loves anything that has lemon in it. So do I. I will be making this tonight but I plan to add chopped green onions as the garnish simply because I have some in the fridge.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 6, 2022

      Sounds like a great plan! Please update us on how it goes.

      Reply

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