Loretta Lynn's Creamy Lemon Chicken

Martha Price


I have made this tasty recipe for years; I originally got it out of a cookbook by that wonderful lady, country singer Loretta Lynn.
You may want to add a smaller amount of lemon juice, as it is fairly prominent. However,when reheated the next day (if there are any leftovers!) the lemon flavor will have mellowed.
I also often add one minced garlic clove when browning chicken.
One of my husband and my favorite recipes!


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2 - 3
15 Min
25 Min


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boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 stick
salt and pepper to taste, mixed with 1/2 cup flour
1/2 c
1/2 c
sour cream
1/8 - 1/4 c
lemon juice, preferably fresh squeezed
green onion, finely chopped
1/4 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
lemon zest (optional)

How to Make Loretta Lynn's Creamy Lemon Chicken


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 º. Melt butter in skillet. Cut chicken breasts into strips, and lightly dredge in flour mixture.
  • 2Saute breasts in butter until golden. Transfer chicken and any juices to a small baking dish.
  • 3Mix well the mayonnaise, sour cream and lemon juice; pour over chicken. Cover. Bake 20 - 25 minutes at 350º, or until cooked through and tender.
  • 4Zest chicken with 1/4 to 1/2 lemon, then sprinkle with cheese and green onion. Heat, uncovered, a few minutes until cheese is melted.
    Great served with extra-wide flat noodles!

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About Loretta Lynn's Creamy Lemon Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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