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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 489 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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  • 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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  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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.

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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! https://natashaskitchen.com/lemon-chicken-pasta/

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    • JP
      March 13, 2022

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

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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!

      Reply

  • 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

  • Elaine
    February 28, 2022

    Natasha… hi… wanted to tell you how many of your recipes I have used…. Just to say a Big Thank-you Natashaskitchen… not sure how or when I found your sight but I think 😇 😇😇must have helped 😍I cook once a week for around 12-16 family members…they have raved about my dishes I cook up using your recipes… I finished your chicken Parmigiana tonight… I served it over egg noodle’s with a Salad, cheese bread toasted… Many Thanks‼️❤️

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2022

      Hello Elaine, great to hear from you, and thank you for your good feedback. I hope you and your family will love all the recipes that you will try!

      Reply

  • Alyson
    February 26, 2022

    Hi Natasha! My family loves this recipe! My husband calls it restaurant chicken. Is there any way to make this ahead of time and reheat for a party?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 26, 2022

      Hi Alyson, we always prefer to eat it fresh, I haven’t tried making it ahead, but I imagine making it in batches would be best. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Cheryl
    February 23, 2022

    Good morning, Do you recommend using salted or unsalted butter in the Lemon Butter Sauce? Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 23, 2022

      Either would be fine but usually salted.

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  • Rosemarie Saladino
    February 13, 2022

    I loved the recipe for the lemon chicken. However, the ingredients for the lemon sauce does not list Italian seasoning, but the directions list adding Italian seasoning to sauce. How much do I add to sauce. When I made it I didn’t include that item in sauce. Help!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2022

      Hi Rosemarie, we have it listed for the egg mixture, not the lemon sauce. See on the recipe card. We add it in step #2 “In a bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the egg mixture.” I hope that helps.

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  • Donna
    February 12, 2022

    This recipe was both easy AND full of flavor. One that I will be making again, for sure!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2022

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

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  • Vivian Aquino
    February 11, 2022

    I’m making this again for the 3rd time! This is my boyfriends fav dish now. So delicious, thank you for the recipe! 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 12, 2022

      You’re very welcome! I’m glad it’s a favorite.

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  • Chrissy
    February 6, 2022

    So delicious! Even my picky son liked it. This will be a new go to meal for my family. Flavor was so good. I did take another person’s recommendation of adding a little bit of honey to the sauce. So good!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2022

      That’s great! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, good to know that your son enjoyed this recipe too and adding a little bit of honey sounds like a great idea.

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  • JennaO
    February 4, 2022

    We loved this recipe. It will be a staple in our household now. Easy and really delicious!
    We had this with warm garlic rolls and asparagus. A wonderful meal.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 5, 2022

      Yum! I am happy to hear that you enjoy this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Jordan Eienman
    February 1, 2022

    Made it with Thighs and it was amazing but a little trickier to cook! Natasha for some reason my mother-in-law always clears her plate and she is so picky!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2022

      Wow, that’s awesome! I’m happy to hear that you both enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Lexi
    February 1, 2022

    I read the comments and was hopefully the breading wouldn’t stick to the pan. Mine did with a nonstick skillet

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  • Sherri
    January 31, 2022

    I made this last night for dinner. It was delicious! Leftovers are just as good as when I first made it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Sherri!

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  • Betty Jo Cole
    January 29, 2022

    Loved this chicken recipe!! So good and the flavor just gets better with each bite! Will be making this again!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 30, 2022

      Sounds great! Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback with us.

      Reply

  • Ruthie
    January 29, 2022

    Just to make sure…I should use boneless skinless chicken??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2022

      Hi Ruthie, that’s right, we used chicken breast.

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  • Suzette
    January 27, 2022

    Great recipe! I added a couple of teaspoons of corn starch to the chicken broth to slightly thicken the delicious sauce.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2022

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

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  • Lynn
    January 24, 2022

    This was so delicious. The only thing I did differently was to reduce the butter to 4 tbsps as was suggested by another reviewer but certainly kept the essence of your recipe.
    This is a keeper.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

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

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  • Susan
    January 24, 2022

    This looks so good! I want to make it but am afraid of the crust falling off in the pan. Why is that? But, I’m going to make this! Love your videos!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      Hi Susan, I haven’t had that experience! I can’t wait for you to try this recipe!

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  • Carol
    January 24, 2022

    These recipes are good.. What a shame that it takes 30 minutes to get through all the annoying ads that block the recipes. Never again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      Hi Carol! If you click Jump to the recipe at the top of the recipe post, that will take you straight to the recipe card!

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  • Jamie
    January 20, 2022

    I never leave comments. Went looking for chicken recipes with lemons because I have tons right now. This recipe was great! Added thyme to the egg mixture for more herbiness. And also added cornstarch to the sauce because it wasn’t thick enough for me. Hubby loved it!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2022

      I’m so glad you both loved it! Thank you for your lovely review, Jamie!

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  • Lisa
    January 20, 2022

    Oh my goodness made this tonight for dinner it was absolutely delicious, follow the recipe to the letter it WAS AMAZING thank you.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Jackie Nordeman
    January 17, 2022

    I made this for dinner tonight. It was really good! I cut the recipe down for 2, except for the sauce —because you can never have enough sauce. When I saw the measurement for the lemon juice, I thought it would be too tart and tangy but went ahead. I did find it too tart for me (citrus flavours are my fave!!) so I added roughly 2 tsps of honey and it was delightful! Served over rice and mixed garden veggies. Hubby approved recipe so it’s a keeper 😉

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2022

      I’m glad this is a keeper! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Jackie!

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  • Katie Bailey
    January 16, 2022

    Can’t wait to try this, but what type of parmesan cheese do you use fresh from
    The cheese section or the kind that you too with pizza from the bottle?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 16, 2022

      Hello Katie, any type of parmesan cheese will work.

      Reply

  • Leslie
    January 13, 2022

    Do you mince fresh garlic cloves or buy already minced garlic in a jar?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 14, 2022

      Hi Leslie, I usually mince the garlic, we love using fresh ingredients if we can!

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  • Sue Marks
    January 8, 2022

    So darn good! My family loves this! Thank you for the recipe!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2022

      You’re very welcome! I hope they will love all the recipes that you will try for them.

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  • Nancy Smith
    January 7, 2022

    I never leave a comment – but this is an awesome way to prepare Chicken. No long list of ingredients. No lengthy cooking times. Followed the recipe exactly – perfection!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 8, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Doris F
    January 7, 2022

    This recipe looks fantastic. Instead of using the paresan cheese, can I use panko instead?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 7, 2022

      Hi Doris, I haven’t tried that specific substitution. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Kathleen Collins
    January 6, 2022

    None of the coating stuck to the chicken. All of it stuck to the bottom of the pan. Not sure what I did wrong, but wasted a lot of parmesan cheese and ended up with yukky chicken.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

      Hi Kathleen, I haven’t had that experience could it be the pan? Are you coating the chicken well? Using a non-stick pan? Ensure you are preheating your pan completely.

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    • Beth
      January 22, 2022

      I had the same issue, but was not using a non-stick skillet. I though having enough oil in the pan would be ok. I was able to salvage the coating by flipping with a metal spatula so I could chip away and then flip. It’s delicious. I will use a non-stick next time!

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  • Shanti
    January 6, 2022

    My family and I love this chicken. It’s been our bi-weekly rotation. My kids asks for seconds. The recipe is perfect, not too lemony, we like to put a little bit of sauce over the noodles too

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Kelly DiNicolo
    December 30, 2021

    Really tasty. My grocery store was out of blocks of parmasean and grated so I went with shredded. Didn’t stick as well so will try again with grated. Still very tasty. Served with rice and green beens.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 30, 2021

      I’m so glad it still worked out, and you loved it, Kelly! Thank you so much for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Panamike
    December 14, 2021

    This recipe is amazing, A while back I wanted to make a lemon zucchini style pasta with cream and pasta water. I found a really good recipe on Bon Appetit, but my family isn’t big on just eating a dinner without having some kind of protein and that’s when I found your lemon chicken recipe. These two recipes were meant for each other! The trick is to cut the chicken and swirl some pasta on the same fork and it’s southern Italy in your mouth. Thanks for this recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 14, 2021

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

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  • April
    December 4, 2021

    This is excellent!! Doubled the sauce to pour over angel hair pasta as a side

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 5, 2021

      Thanks for the great feedback, April!

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  • margaret fyffe
    November 28, 2021

    Hello, I am wondering what would be the best way to make ahead to serve 160 people?
    Thank you
    Margaret

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 29, 2021

      Hi Margaret, we always prefer to eat it fresh, I haven’t tried making it ahead, but I imagine making it in batches would be best. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

      Reply

  • MARY JANE Lizer
    November 24, 2021

    Delicious as usual. Everything I have made from your website has been a huge win. Something weird happened. I made the lemon sauce and when I started to pour it over the chicken there were all these green bits. I couldn’t figure it out, everything I bought was fresh. Turns out I keep my garlic in the frig and when it was warmed in the sauce it oxidizes and turns green. Still fine to eat but who knew. But if you google it, it is a thing.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 24, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Mary! I’m happy you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Nicole Cress
    November 14, 2021

    Made this tonight and loved it, so did my husband. I actually saved half of the butter sauce and put in the freezer for when I make it again.
    I love your recipes Natasha!! I’ve tried so many lately and have not had one fail me yet. Easy instructions, great tips and not hard to find ingredients, very family friendly 🙂
    Thank you.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 15, 2021

      Aaw, that makes me really happy. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • ANunn
    November 13, 2021

    The recipe is excellent as written. I have used it many times and my family loves the lemony flavor.
    But I was caught unaware by an unexpected guest who was staying for dinner. I had purchased a rotisserie chicken that day with plans to use for chicken salad. So I took a shortcut. I made the pasta and the lemon garlic sauce as usual. I used the breast portions from the rotisserie chicken and added the slices on top of the pasta. I added spoonfuls of the sauce on top and sprinkled Parmesan on top. Served with snap peas it was both attractive and delicious.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2021

      Great idea, ANunn! I’m glad that worked out for you and that it was a hit!

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  • Cecile
    November 9, 2021

    Hi–My family loves everyone of your recipes that I have made–THANK YOU! Could I make this in the air fryer instead of frying it on the stove? If yes, are there any modifications that I should make? Thanks so much!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 9, 2021

      Hi Cecile, I imagine that will work but I haven’t personally tried it to advise of the modifications. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

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  • Molly
    November 5, 2021

    WOW! I also never leave a review on recipe’s but this one is worth the acknowledgement. The flavor, texture and short time needed to make this dish are all incredible and rarely do all 3 of these components go hand in hand. I am citrus addict and what stood out in this recipe compared to other lemon chicken recipes was the parmesan breading. It added such a delicious crunch component taking this dish to the next level and impressed the boyfriend. We made a side of brussel sprouts and roasted mushrooms and ate the chicken with angel hair pasta. We made extra lemon butter sauce and drizzled it over everything on our plate. I couldn’t recommend this recipe enough for a quick and delicious meal!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2021

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite, Molly! Thank you for your great review!

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  • Linda
    October 25, 2021

    Just made this for dinner and it was delicious! The family loved it! Served with mashed potatoes and a green salad. I actually cooked the chicken and kept it warm until ready to serve. That’s when I made the sauce and poured it over the chicken. So I believe this could be a make ahead dish but hold off on the lemon sauce, which was delicious and so flavorful by the way. The only thing that happened was my minced garlic turned blue after I added the lemon juice and chicken broth to the sauce. I don’t believe there was any affect to flavor, but it looked funny. Wonder why it turned blue? Anyway this is another keeper of a recipe! Will definitely make again!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      Yay, that’s fantastic feedback! Thank you so much for sharing that with us. I think that could be a reaction to the mixture but that should be alright!

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      • Tyler
        February 14, 2022

        Same thing happened to me. Blue garlic. Any idea how to avoid this?

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        • Natasha
          February 15, 2022

          HI Tyler, make sure to simmer the garlic with butter first until it’s fragrant. If you add the lemon juice right away, the acidity can turn garlic a blue tint. It’s not harmful and will taste fine but it does look a little strange to have blue garlic.

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  • Brown Hagood
    October 25, 2021

    Incredible. Recipe sounds great and would love to try. But I can’t find the AMOUNT of individual ingredients!. Where?!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2021

      Hi Brown, if you click “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post, it will take you to our printable recipe, where you’ll find the ingredients and amounts. I hope that helps!

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  • Kristin
    October 24, 2021

    So good!!!! Will make again!! For the comments that the coating didn’t stick to the chicken, make sure you pat it down. It’ll stick!

    Delicious!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 24, 2021

      Hi Kristin, I’m glad you loved this recipe. Thank you for your tips and comments too, that is useful!

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  • Liliya
    October 20, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I have a question, will this dish be as tasty if I cook it at noon but eat it for dinner?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2021

      Hi Liliya, we prefer it fresh! But I bet you can make a it a bit ahead and either keep it warm or reheat.

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  • Kate
    October 14, 2021

    Whenever I’ve done this recipe I use Parmesan and breadcrumbs I also lay the chicken in a baking dish and that way you can just sprinkle any left over Parmesan mix over the top of the chicken I also use thighs btw..

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 14, 2021

      That sounds good, Kate. Thank you for sharing that with us!

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  • Kimberly
    October 10, 2021

    This is an amazingly delicious dish! I made it exactly per instructions. My sides were mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus. Five stars!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 11, 2021

      Sounds perfect! So happy to know that you loved this recipe, Kimberly. Thank you for your review.

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  • Shelley Aldrich
    September 29, 2021

    This is the first time I’ve reviewed a recipe. Had to because I LOVED it. Easy and tasty 😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 30, 2021

      And I’m happy you did! Thanks a lot for sharing that with us.

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  • RLS
    September 29, 2021

    Sorry, this wasn’t that flavorful to me. I couldn’t taste the lemon much at all in the sauce. I doubt I will make this again, as it was super boring and lacked flavor. I made this recipe as noted.
    It was just uneventful for me and my family. It was so-so, just okay, but really “meh”.

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    • Natasha
      September 30, 2021

      Hi, this normally has a ton of lemony flavor. I wonder if maybe you used a concentrated lemon rather than freshly squeezed? I haven’t had that feedback about it being lacking in lemon flavor. I suspect it was the type of lemon juice.

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    • Kate Pigula
      September 30, 2021

      This recipe is delicious. Can’t imagine not being a hit with you.
      the lemon gives it great flavor, Fresh squeezed.Better luck next time.

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      • Natasha
        September 30, 2021

        Hi Kate, I’m so happy you loved it! Thanks for sharing your great review.

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    • Kate Pigula
      September 30, 2021

      I thought this recipe was super delicious.

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  • Marina Radchuk
    September 27, 2021

    DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!! I felt like I was in Italy again!!! I made this for a special dinner date with hubby and he couldn’t get enough of it. The lemon sauce is to die for!!!!! I made extra just in case and I’m so happy I did because we loved the sauce most! Not only was this recipe so fast to make but also gluten free🙌🙌🙌. I would give this 10 stars!!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2021

      Love it! I’m happy to have read your review, Marina. Thank you for sharing!

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  • Michele
    September 27, 2021

    Best chicken recipe ever! I made it last night. So juicy and flavorful! Thanks Natasha!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 27, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Michele!

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  • Creek
    September 22, 2021

    Made this last night – it was easy and delicious! Very moist and tangy. Today I ate the leftovers, and it was possibly even better than yesterday! This would be a good recipe to serve to guests.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2021

      Don’t you love when that happens! I’m so happy to hear you loved this recipe, Creek!

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  • Dee
    September 22, 2021

    Can lemon chicken be revised for the crockpot?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 22, 2021

      Hi Dee, I haven’t tried keeping it in a slow cooker or crock pot to advise.

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  • Julie
    September 21, 2021

    Delicious 😋

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 22, 2021

      Thanks, Julie!

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  • Angela
    September 21, 2021

    My family loved this recipe! I had no issues with the breading sticking but had made sure to dry my chicken before breading. I ended up just making the sauce in the same pan as my chicken cooked while it rested. Delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 21, 2021

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

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  • Joyce
    September 20, 2021

    Followed the recipe to a “Tee” and it came out perfect, I would definitely make it again

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 20, 2021

      Great to hear that it turned out great, Joyce! Thanks for your good comments and feedback.

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  • Kalie
    September 20, 2021

    This is a favorite in our house and I shared the recipe with my mom who said it was a hit there, too!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 20, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Kalie! I’m so glad it was a hit!

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  • Arianna
    September 18, 2021

    So I made this last night and it came out amazing. I was short of a few utensils like measuring cups, but even without that it turned out pretty good. Will definitely try again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 18, 2021

      I’m so glad it all worked out! Yay!

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  • Mary Mc
    September 17, 2021

    This turned out perfectly. I saw comments about the crust not sticking, however, mine was perfect. I laid mine in-between paper towels, for 5ish minutes, ensuring the meat was dry. Definite repeat. Thanks for the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 17, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Mary!

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  • Katie
    September 7, 2021

    I’m eating it right now!
    It turned out great, but for whatever reason, 1 breast is perfect, and the other, the breading didn’t stick.
    I’ll try it again !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 7, 2021

      Hi Katie! Thank you for sharing that with me! I hope they both work out great for you next time!

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      • Olivia Gaspar
        September 9, 2021

        Batter did not stick to the chicken well at all.

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        • Natasha
          September 9, 2021

          Hi Olivia, for best results, make sure you don’t skip the dipping in egg wash step first and also make sure to use a good non-stick pan which definitely helps prevent sticking and keeps the breading on with any kind of breaded chicken. I hope that is helpful.

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  • Novella
    September 2, 2021

    Great recipe! Everyone enjoyed. It was so easy to make.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 3, 2021

      Thanks for your great feedback, glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Mike
    August 16, 2021

    Very good my kids liked it! Relatively simple to make.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 16, 2021

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

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  • Mat Hausherr
    August 16, 2021

    Hi Natasha, just made this recipe and I loved it. The only thing was that the butter sauce was too heavy for the rest of the family. What would you suggest replacing it with?

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  • Kimberly Saar
    August 12, 2021

    I have made your chicken salad with grapes and celery and cook pecans……………..OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was soooooo GOOD…. I also 2x have made your stuffed spinach………….was AMAZING Thank you for sharing…. <3

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 12, 2021

      Yum! That’s just awesome! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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  • Ellen Miller
    August 11, 2021

    Can this recipe be frozen? At what point I’m the recipe would you freeze it?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 11, 2021

      Hi Ellen, I haven’t tried freezing this before to advise. If you experiment, please let me know how you like that.

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  • Mary
    August 10, 2021

    Love the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 10, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Ali Scott
    August 7, 2021

    Absolutely amazing!

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  • Jennifer Willes
    August 6, 2021

    Very big hit tonight! Great flavor.

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  • chris allen
    August 6, 2021

    Reviewing the ingredients and recipe, maybe this should read “boneless” chicken?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2021

      Hi Chris, we used chicken breast, which is boneless.

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  • Kathleen
    August 3, 2021

    I’ve made this several times I love it the only change by mistake used shredded parm sautéed 2 minutes each side cooked in oven for 30 minutes so tender cut with a fork 😀😀

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 3, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Kathleen! That sounds delicious!

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  • Hugh C
    July 31, 2021

    This is a great recipe! With recipes like this and semi-skilled preparation who needs to eat out? Love the Parmesan coating!
    My only recommendation is to dial back the butter by 2 tbsp. and add a little flour for thickening.

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  • Teresa
    July 29, 2021

    Hey! Every time we go out to eat my husband orders lemon chicken and complains its not lemony enough so I want to make him some myself. He also talk about liking capers but I am not familiar with them or their flavor. Can I add some capers to this? Do those flavors go well? Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2021

      Hi Teresa, this recipe will work great with capers; we had a few readers report great results. I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Lisa R.
    July 27, 2021

    This is my favorite recipe to make! Super easy, fast clean up, and everyone from a 2 year old to my husband love it! I follow the recipe to the T and it comes out perfect each time! Highly recommend this!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2021

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Lisa!

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  • Michelle
    July 17, 2021

    Seriously delicious and everyone will love it! Have made it several times and will continue to!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 17, 2021

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Michelle!

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  • Joribah
    July 10, 2021

    I’m not much of a cook but I’m gaining interest. Tried this recipe today and loved it!! Very easy to follow, I’ll definitely be making it again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 10, 2021

      That’s so great! I’m glad you took that first step! I hope you try and love more recipes!

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  • Caroline
    July 1, 2021

    Made this tonight and it was a great hit….Made it exactly as is with one exception: I didn’t want to waste the leftover parm breading mix, so after plating the chicken onto a serving platter I added the parm to the lemon sauce and cooked it up a bit. The sauce didn’t LOOK as pretty with the parm in it, but the flavor was great. My husband said it was one of the best lemon chicken/piccata-like dishes he’s ever had!! High praise coming from him. My (adult) kids don’t even ask me anymore where a new recipe is from – they just assume it’s from “Natasha”!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 1, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

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  • Lindsey
    June 29, 2021

    Delicious 😋 make sure you spray your pans good before starting because it can get a little stuck!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2021

      I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe Lindsey!

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  • Tonya
    June 24, 2021

    I followed this recipe as is only added more cheese and flour because I did double the chicken but this was very good it was a hit all the way around for me and my family. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 25, 2021

      Glad you loved the recipe, Tonya. Thank you for your great review and feedback!

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      • Jan
        June 28, 2021

        I made this tonight and my husband ate two pieces. It is the best chicken I’ve had in a very long time!

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          June 28, 2021

          Love it! Thanks for sharing that with u, Jan, Glad you both enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Denneane Clayton
    June 23, 2021

    This is one of my family’s favorite recipes. It is absolutely delicious. I also shared it with some of my friends, and they can’t wait to try it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2021

      Aww, that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Denneane. Thank you for sharing that with your friends!

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  • Diane Willoby
    June 22, 2021

    I am making this tonight ! Looking for something different and I think this might work! So excited

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 22, 2021

      Sounds like a good plan, Diane. Hope it becomes your new favorite!

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