Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Lemon Pepper Chicken

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Low Calorie
Servings 4
Calories 373 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut horizontally
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons salt divided
  • 4 teaspoons ground black pepper divided
  • 2 lemons zested and divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 2 teaspoons of salt, and 2 teaspoons of pepper. Reserve 1 tablespoon of this mixture and set the rest aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 teaspoons of salt, 2 teaspoons of pepper, and the lemon zest. Rub the lemon-pepper mixture evenly on all sides of the chicken.
  • Dredge the chicken in flour mixture to coat. Set chicken aside.
  • Thinly slice one of the lemons, set them all aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until bubbly.
  • Working in batches, add the chicken to the skillet. Cook until the chicken is browned on both sides, about 4 to 6 minutes per side. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in between batches, if needed.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the reserved 1 tablespoon of the flour mixture to the skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until the flour is toasted, about 1 minute.
  • Add the garlic, lemon slices and the chicken broth to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is bubbling and slightly thickened, and the garlic is lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Spoon the sauce and sliced lemons over the chicken. Garnish with parsley and serve with lemon wedges, if you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 15gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 2701mgPotassium: 350mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 391IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 2mg
Food Group Meat & Poultry
Keyword Easy
Cooking Method Frying
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