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Lemon Chicken with BEST Lemon Butter Sauce

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
Calories: 560 kcal
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Ingredients for Parmesan Crusted Chicken:

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast (2 large)
  • 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.