Chicken Breasts with Lemon

Chicken Breasts With Lemon Recipe

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1/2 c
salt and freshly ground pepper
chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
2 Tbsp
olive oil
sprigs fresh thyme
2 Tbsp
shallots, finely chopped
2 tsp
garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tsp
lemon rind, grated
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1/2 c
chicken broth
2 Tbsp

How to Make Chicken Breasts with Lemon


  • 1Season flour with salt and pepper, and dredge the chicken all over.
  • 2Shake off excess flour.
  • 3Heat the oil in a heavy skillet large enough to hold the chicken pieces in one layer.
  • 4Add chicken and cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 5Turn the chicken and cook for 5 more minutes, or until cooked through.
  • 6Carefully remove the oil from the skillet, leaving the chicken.
  • 7Discard the oil.
  • 8Add the thyme, shallots and garlic, and cook for about a minute.
  • 9Do not burn the garlic.
  • 10Add the lemon rind, the lemon juice and the broth.
  • 11Scrape the skillet to dissolve the brown particles that cling to the bottom.
  • 12Add the butter, and cook for 3 minutes longer.

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About Chicken Breasts with Lemon

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Quick & Easy