Lemon Garlic Chicken

Published Date
September 24th 2022
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Are you craving some good old-fashioned comfort food after a stressful day at the office? This Lemon Garlic Chicken is here to the rescue. It takes just 30 minutes to cook and is sure to soothe you. Tender, juicy, lightly seasoned chicken breasts are cooked in a creamy, savory sauce made of whole milk and chicken broth and thickened with a bit of all-purpose flour. Adding the lemon juice and green olives adds tangy, salty notes that delight those taste buds. And this dish is packed with lean protein, which makes it super-filling. Serve with some crusty bread to make it a meal and to mop up all the yummy sauce. Or you can serve it with rice or mashed potatoes for extra decadence.

How many calories are in a healthy choice of lemon chicken?

There are 431 calories in a healthy choice of lemon chicken.

What does adding lemon to chicken do?

Adding lemon to the chicken adds additional flavor and makes the chicken tender.

Does lemon juice dry out chicken?

Yes, lemon juice can dry out the chicken, mainly if the chicken has been overcooked.

Is it good to marinate chicken in lime juice?

Yes, it is. Marinating chicken in lime juice adds a nice tangy flavor to the chicken and makes the chicken tender.

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Author: Chigoziri Nwachuku
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
29 mins
4 persons



Season chicken breasts with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
Prepare chicken with salt and pepper
To a large cast iron skillet or a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add chicken breasts and sear for 18 minutes, turning halfway through with tongs. Once browned, transfer chicken to a plate.
Brown chicken in cast iron skillet
Reduce heat to medium, and add butter. Once melted, add shallots, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook for one minute, stirring occasionally.
Suite butter, garlic, & onions
Add flour and cook for one minute, stirring well.
Adding flour
Add milk and chicken broth, stirring continually until the flour has dissolved.
Adding milk & chicken broth
Once the flour has dissolved, bring it to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through.
Adding chicken
Add lemon juice, stirring well. Garnish with parsley, green olives, and lemon slices.
Serving Lemon Chicken
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