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chicken breasts with lemon

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a recipe by
Eddie Jordan
Bristow, OK

This lemon chicken goes great with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. And with a piece of apple pie.

★★★★★ 1
serves makes 4 servings
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chicken breasts with lemon

  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4
    chicken breasts halved, skinless & boneless
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, light
  • 4
    sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp
    shallots finely chopped
  • 2 tsp
    cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tsp
    lemon rind, grated
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, unsalted

How To Make chicken breasts with lemon

  • 1
    Season flour with salt and pepper, and dredge the chicken all over.
  • 2
    Shake off excess flour.
  • 3
    Heat the oil in a heavy skillet large enough to hold the chicken piecesin one layer. Or use two skilltes.
  • 4
    Add chicken and cook uncovered, over medium heat for 5 minutes or until light browned.
  • 5
    Turn the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • 6
    Carefully remove the oil from the skillet, leave the chicken. Discard oil
  • 7
    Add the thyme, shallots, and garlic cook for about 1 minute. Don' burn garlic
  • 8
    Add the lemon rind, the lemon juice and broth. Scrap the skillet to dissolve the brown particles that cling to bottom
  • 9
    Add the butter, and cook for three more minutes.