Lemon Chicken

This lemon chicken recipe is a bright, fresh spring dinner recipe that pairs well with fresh vegetables and a side of rice.

 

This lemon chicken recipe is a bright, fresh spring dinner recipe that pairs well with fresh vegetables and a side of rice.

 

Spring is here but it sure doesn’t feel like it. I just got back from a short trip to California and Disneyland with Ava where we were able to walk around in summer clothes. When we got back on Sunday we were greeted with freezing cold temperatures and snow.  Snow!

To avoid the return of winter blahs, I whipped up a dinner full of spring freshness for my family with this incredibly flavourful Lemon Chicken recipe and a side of haricots verts with bacon cooked in the skillet to pick up a hint of fresh lemon flavour.

 

This lemon chicken recipe is a bright, fresh spring dinner recipe that pairs well with fresh vegetables and a side of rice.

 

Lemon chicken is actually one of my favourite dishes, I love the intense lemon flavour of this chicken dish. Chicken is such an incredibly versatile lean protein so we tend to eat a lot of it but the breast is my absolute favourite and it really shines in this recipe.  It’s the perfect vehicle for the bright citrus flavour of this perfect spring dish.

 

   This lemon chicken recipe is a bright, fresh spring dinner recipe that pairs well with fresh vegetables and a side of rice.

 

It’s important to me that the chicken we buy is Canadian raised and the best way to insure of that is to look for the Raised By a Canadian Farmer logo in stores/on products when shopping for your favourite cuts of chicken.  What it means is that the chicken is fresh, safe and high quality – raised to the highest standards by Canadian farmers. It also means they are raised free of hormones and steroids, and under Canada’s highly regulated chicken industry. 

 

This lemon chicken recipe is a bright, fresh spring dinner recipe that pairs well with fresh vegetables and a side of rice.

 

If you are looking for other great spring recipes featuring chicken be sure to check out the Chicken Farmers of Canada site – there are a ton more recipes for your family to check out.  Start out first by checking out the recipe section where you can find chicken appetizers, soups, salads and more.  You can even refine your search by dietary needs.

You will also want to check out Chicken School for great chicken tips, cooking techniques and advice including cooking time, how-to videos and food safety tips and more.

You may want to browse through the other sections – Health for great nutritional advice,  On the Farm for information about Canadian chicken farmers, News and Contests and in case you need to  ask a question there is a section for that too.  

Another great tool for recipe inspiriation is the Shopping with Chicken app from Chicken Farmers of Canada.  It makes meal planning easy and is completely free to use. Once you have the app installed, simply create an account and start browsing for recipes.  It allows you to create grocery lists from the recipe ingredients and with the option to share your list, shopping with your spouse has never been easier! You can get the app on iOS or Android today and get started planning out an incredible Easter brunch now!

 

This lemon chicken recipe is a bright, fresh spring dinner recipe that pairs well with fresh vegetables and a side of rice.

 

Lemon Chicken

Ingredients:

4 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
4 Tbsp Butter, divided
2 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
4 tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning, divided
1/2 Cup Lemon Juice, Divided
2 lemons, sliced
1/4 Cup Chopped parsley
2 Tbsp Honey

Directions:

Butterfly your chicken breasts by cutting each one in half lengthwise.

Cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound each piece to about about 1/4-inch thickness.

Season chicken with salt and pepper then lightly dredge chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess.

Melt 1 Tbsp butter with 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Cook half the chicken for 3-5 minutes per side, sprinkling each side of the chicken with lemon pepper while still in the pan, until golden brown and cooked through. 

Transfer the chicken to a plate, and repeat procedure with remaining chicken, 1 Tbsp utter and remaining olive oil.

Add 1/4 cup Lemon juice to skillet and cook for 1 minute, allowing juice to thicken slightly, stirring up browned bits left in the pan from the chicken. Lay the lemon slices flat on the bottom of the pan and cook for a few minutes on each side without stirring to allow them to caramelize. Remove the lemons from the pan and set aside.

Add remaining 2 Tbsp of butter, 1/4 cup lemon juice and honey to skillet and stir until the butter melts.

Layer lemon slices on top of chicken and pour sauce over the chicken.  Garnish with chopped parsley.

Serve immediately.

 

This lemon chicken recipe is a bright, fresh spring dinner recipe that pairs well with fresh vegetables and a side of rice.

 

 

5 from 1 vote
Lemon Chicken
Ingredients
  • 4 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Butter divided
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil divided
  • 4 tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning divided
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice Divided
  • 2 lemons sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Chopped parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
Instructions
  1. Butterfly your chicken breasts by cutting each one in half lengthwise.
  2. Cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound each piece to about about 1/4-inch thickness.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper then lightly dredge chicken in the flour, shaking off any excess.
  4. Melt 1 Tbsp butter with 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Cook half the chicken for 3-5 minutes per side, sprinkling each side of the chicken with lemon pepper while still in the pan, until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Transfer the chicken to a plate, and repeat procedure with remaining chicken, 1 Tbsp utter and remaining olive oil.
  7. Add 1/4 cup Lemon juice to skillet and cook for 1 minute, allowing juice to thicken slightly, stirring up browned bits left in the pan from the chicken. Lay the lemon slices flat on the bottom of the pan and cook for a few minutes on each side without stirring to allow them to caramelize. Remove the lemons from the pan and set aside.
  8. Add remaining 2 Tbsp of butter, 1/4 cup lemon juice and honey to skillet and stir until the butter melts.
  9. Layer lemon slices on top of chicken and pour sauce over the chicken. Garnish with chopped parsley.
  10. Serve immediately.

This lemon chicken recipe is a bright, fresh spring dinner recipe that pairs well with fresh vegetables and a side of rice.

 

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24 thoughts on “Lemon Chicken

  1. Does this ever look delicious! ! Such a perfect dish for spring and summer. I have honestly made quite a few chicken dishes but never one like this. I will have to give it a try cause I am totally craving this now

  2. This looks like an awesome dish, I love lemon with chicken, just compliments the chicken so well and brings out the flavour!!

  3. This looks so good I wish I could just take it up off the screen. My husband loves anything lemon chicken so I know this will be going onto our menu plan for the next week.

  4. I love finding new chicken recipes to try. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make this for dinner tonight.

    1. Oh my, lemon and chicken is one of my most favourite pairings. I also do Lemon and Thyme chicken, the recipe is posted here somewhere but you basically make a marinade with lemon juice. olive oil, honey and thyme then grill the chicken. AMAZING in the summer paired with grilled veg and fried rice.

  5. This is the perfect family recipe for us! I love cooking with lemon and their fresh flavor so I will be making this soon for sure!!

  6. Wow, this looks and sounds fantastic, I’ll definitely be trying out this recipe, thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. I have never made lemon chicken. I cook chicken frequently and I am always looking for delicious recipes. I believe I have found one in this lemon chicken and I can’t wait to try it. It looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for all your recipes.

  8. 5 stars
    wow what delicious recipe, i never seen this recipe any other blog really very nice and delicious recipe,i was also try.. I really appreciate the info and ideas. I love your blog!

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