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Lemon Pepper Chicken I Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Lemon Pepper Chicken I

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"A simple, single-serving lunch or dinner. Chicken breasts sauteed with butter, fresh lemon juice and fresh ground black pepper. That's it - and that's enough for this tasty, tangy lemony peppery dish."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Melt butter in a small skillet. Pepper the skillet with 1/2 tablespoon of the pepper, then lay the chicken breast onto the pepper. Squeeze fresh lemon juice onto the chicken, then season with the remaining pepper.
  2. Saute chicken breast for about 5 to 7 minutes, then turn to the other side, squeeze lemon juice onto the other side and saute for another 5 to 7 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 19, 2004

One thing I found was to make sure the chicken wasn't too thick, poke it with a fork a few times, and soak it in lemon juice. Then put it on the George Foreman grill with lemon pepper seasoning on it. Last thing, when it gets hot, melt a LITTLE butter on both sides. Not too lemony and not too buttery. Absolutely FAB!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 19, 2003

This was good, nothing spectacular. I deglazed the pan with a about half a lemon and a quarter cup of chicken broth. Really in the end it tasted like chicken picatta. I did pound my chicken breat thin so it would cook faster though.


78 Ratings

Jan 09, 2008

This dish has definately been added to my favorites! My Husband RAVED over this one. He couldn't stop complimenting on how delish it was!! My chicken was on the thick side and I didn't pound it, I just cooked it longer. I also added more lemon juice as it cooked to keep the outsides from burning. Also when it was just about done I deglazed with a little white wine. WOW! Fantastic! Thanks!

Jun 23, 2003

I tried this recipie using Mrs. Dash rather than pepper, to give it more flavor. This is a great recipie either way, though, and it's fast for those looking for a quick meal.

Jul 27, 2003

So simple and good you can't believe it. Also tried with pork chops, ...just add a bit more cooking time and turn more often.

May 04, 2004

WAY too much pepper! I had tripled this recipe by increasing all of the ingredients...other than the pepper because I thought it sounded like a lot. One tablespoon for even 3 pieces of chicken was way too much for my taste and I love pepper. Also I cooked cooked the chicken according to directions (5-7 min.) and ended up with black chicken on the outside and raw chicken on the center. I had to cut chicken breasts in half and turn down the heat (so as not to burn even further) and cooked about 10 minutes longer in order to be done. Would definitely recommend pounding chicken very thin.

Jun 23, 2003

I have used this recipe several times now ...it has become my favorite lemon chicken recipe....EXCELLENT DISH!

Sep 19, 2003

this was ok, but using olive oil or even cooking spray may work better than butter. Butter burns to easily.


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  • Calories
  • 222 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 28.1 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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