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Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

Moist and juicy chicken simmers in a lemon garlic sauce for a quick and easy dinner that’s ready in 35 minutes.  Serve with lightly buttered orzo, noodles or rice and a side of steamed vegetables. 


4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (Divided)

2 Tablespoons Canola Oil

4 Chicken Breasts Or Thighs

1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper

1/2 Cup Unbleached Flour Plus 2 Tablespoons (Divided)

1 Cup Chicken Broth

2 Medium Lemons (Juiced)

2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)

2 Green Onions (Sliced)

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Place cast iron skillet over a medium-high heat.  When hot add 2 tablespoons butter and canola oil.  Swirl to coat. 

Sprinkle each chicken piece with kosher salt and pepper. 

Place 1/2 cup flour in shallow bowl and dredge each chicken piece in it.  Cover each side with flour.  Shake off any excess. 

Place chicken in pan and cook 4 to 8 minutes on each side until nice and browned.  Reduce heat to low and let simmer 15 minutes.  Remove chicken from pan. Add remaining butter and 2 tablespoons flour.  Whisk together to create a roux.  Let cook for 1 minute.  Add chicken broth and lemon juice.  Whisk to combine with butter and flour mixture.  Add chicken back to pan.  Let simmer.  Sauce will thicken in about a minute.  Add garlic and simmer another 30 seconds. 

Sprinkle sliced green onion on top. 

Serve warm. 

Serves 4

Prep Time:     10 Minutes

Cook Time:    25 Minutes

Total Time:    35 Minutes

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Victoria Glavin Hart