Recipe by Angie E.
"Easy herbed chicken in creamy sauce, slow cooked on the stove, has an amazing flavor! The pan liquid is also excellent over pasta or mashed potatoes.
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
1 1/2 cups
chopped fresh rosemary leaves
chopped fresh thyme leaves
grated lemon zest
Like others have said, it has a very strong lemon taste - this may be due to me using bottled lemon juice which is usually *concentrated* in flavor. I left out the lemon zest. After simmering for 45 min, I tasted the sauce and thought it was very tangy, so I added grated parmesan and romano cheese to the sauce and chicken and continued to simmer for 15 more min - this did the trick! It mellowed the lemon in the sauce and helps to thicken it! This reminded me of some kind of Olive Garden dish. Other changes that I made was that I lightly floured my chicken breasts before browning - this helped to lightly thicken the sauce to a nice consistency while simmering. I will definately make this again with 1/2 the lemon juice next time. I would recommend that you give this a try - the dish has a good flavor and smells lovely while simmering!
All the ingredients blended well together to have a nice flavor, but it was WAY to citrusy. I would cut it down to 1/4 cup lemon juice and maybe half the zest. It was just way too much. My tongue is still a bit raw. I would make this again but I would definately tweek it a bit.
Great taste if you follow the recommendations and only use one lemon. Otherwise, it's far too tangy.
My family really enjoyed this. I followed other reviewer's suggestions and reduced the lemon juice to the juice of 1 fresh lemon, so about 1/4 cup. I also added 1 cup of sour cream instead of the 1/4 cup. It was perfect, not too lemony, but with a definite lemon taste and very creamy. We enjoyed it over penne.
This recipe is good but needs an adjustment to the lemon and sour cream amounts. The recipe calls for 1/2 a cup of lemon juice - as others have recommended I cut that to 1/4 cup and increased the sour cream to 1/2 cup. If you like a nice lemon taste while not overpowering please do this. If you prefer just a hint of lemon in the taste though you're going to want to cut the lemon juice down even further - a good juicy lemon gives you a 1/4 cup so if you prefer just a hint of lemon flavor I'd put in half a lemon's worth of juice which should give you the hint of lemon. I personally liked it with 1/4 cup but I don't think everyone will want the lemon to be that strong in the dish. You won't have to increase the sour cream again if you don't want because the sauce isn't really thick to start with unless you thicken it with cornstarch or flour. I served this with potatoes which was good. If you want to serve with pasta, you'll want to thicken the sauce as it is much too thin even when on the stove for an hour without adding the flour or cornstarch for pasta.
Cut back on the lemon, increase the sour cream
Like some people recommended, I cut the lemon (even though I LOVE lemon), and it turned out wonderful. Still very lemony, but not overpowering. I couldn't get the sauce to thicken on its own, so I added a little cornstarch, and that worked well. I then tossed the sauce with some penne, and served the chicken on top. Very good, everyone loved it!
My 20 yearold daughter is addicted to this chicken, as a matter of fact I'm making it right now
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Rich Herb and Lemon Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 384
** Calories from Fat: 158
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