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Lemony Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Lemony Chicken

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"Lemony chicken that is sure to please!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    40 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the flour in a shallow bowl. Season the chicken breasts with salt, then gently press into the flour to coat; shake off the excess flour. Arrange the chicken in the skillet. Cook until golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes on each side. Add the white wine and lemon juice. Continue cooking until the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and the cooking liquid is reduced by half, 5 to 7 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  2. Remove the skillet from heat, and stir butter into the sauce until melted. Pour sauce over the chicken breasts, and garnish with capers and lemon wedges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 07, 2011

Excellent flavor, my family is Italian(calabrese) and we eat TONS of Italian food. Had this dish many times in resturants and my family said this was even better than the resturants. I really only did a couple things different. My chicken breasts are ussually big so I split them and beat them for tenderness. I seasoned the flour with salt, pepper and garlic instead of the chicken. Doubled the wine and lemon(since I had more chicken and we love sauce). At the end I thought the sauce was a little thin so I thickened it up with a teaspoon or so of cornstarch just so that it was a little bit thicker. Great recipe though, thanks Mel!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 20, 2011

Nothing super special about this one....it is essentially chicken picatta. Good for a weekday entree imo.

 

9 Ratings

Sep 03, 2011

Omitted the butter, and did not change anything else. Was pleasnatly surprised at how good the taste was.

 
Mar 08, 2014

So very very good! I did change some things....I didn't have white wine or capers. As I was too lazy to go shopping, I added onions, a little jalapeño, and a dab of honey to the butter lemon sauce and puréed it a bit. I also used some of the lemon zest. Served it over rice with some steamed broccoli. Absolutely delicious! Will be making this again.

 
Aug 12, 2014

I used butter flavored olive oil & did not add the extra butter. I also left out the capers. My whole family really liked it. Very lemony. If I make it again, I may add some cream and corn starch to thicken the sauce.

 
Dec 20, 2013

We loved it. I doubled the sauce (wine/lemon) because we enjoy putting it on side dish as well.

 
Dec 12, 2012

My entire family loves this chicken. I have it with very light sauce over fresh spinach, as a salad, and my kids have it with pasta; we all love it.

 
Apr 26, 2012

This was delicious! Both my husband & 5yr old cleaned their plate. The only change I made is I omitted the capers (don't like). And next time I will cut back on the butter.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 459 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.1 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 29.5 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 29.4 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 500 mg
  • 20%

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

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