Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
19 Aug 2021
2:14 pm

Recipe of the day: Lemon pepper chicken

Lerato Maimela

Enjoy these tasty and delicious lemon pepper chicken breasts with a fresh green salad, or a side starch dish of your choice.

Lemon pepper chicken. Picture: iStock

Create a healthy dinner for yourself and the family tonight with this lemon pepper chicken recipe.

Pair your delicious chicken breasts with a fresh green salad, or a starch dish of your choice.

This recipe offers instructions for the option to cook the chicken on the stovetop or in the oven.

Lemon pepper chicken

Lemon pepper chicken
Lemon pepper chicken. Picture: iStock

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 2 lemons, divided
  • 450 grams of boneless skinless chicken breasts, halved
  • 2 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of Chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

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Instructions

For oven

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, lemon pepper, salt, and zest of 1 lemon. Toss chicken breasts in the flour mixture until fully coated. Slice remaining lemon into thin rounds.
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken in a single layer and cook until golden on bottom, about 5 minutes, then flip chicken breasts.
  3. To skillet, add broth, butter, garlic, and lemon slices and bake until chicken is cooked through and sauce has reduced slightly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon sauce on top of chicken and garnish with parsley.


For stovetop

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, lemon pepper, salt, and zest of 1 lemon. Toss chicken breasts in the flour mixture until fully coated. Slice remaining lemon into thin rounds.
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken in a single layer and cook until golden on bottom, about 5 minutes, then flip chicken breasts.
  3. To skillet, add broth, butter, garlic, and lemon slices and cook until chicken is cooked through and sauce has reduced slightly, 3 minutes.
  4. Spoon sauce on top of chicken and garnish with parsley.

This recipe was found on delish.com