Lemon Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

Lemon Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce

 

 

This juicy lemon chicken in a buttery garlic sauce will be your new favorite way to cook chicken. It’s herby, garlicky, spicy, and zesty!

 

Ingredients

 

 

1 tablespoon avocado oil

4 boneless skinless chicken breast

salt & pepper to taste

For the sauce:

 

4 tablespoons of butter, unsalted

1 shallot, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 tablespoons flour

1 cup chicken broth

1/3 cup lemon juice

1/2 tablespoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh thyme

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/4–1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

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Instructions

 

 

  • Prep the chicken. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add in avocado and chicken breast. Saute for 5-6 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan when the internal temperature has reached 165°F and put on a plate to rest.
  • Melt the butter. While the chicken is resting, add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan along with shallots and garlic. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Cook the flour. Add in flour, whisk into the butter shallot mixture for 1 minute until flour slightly browned.
  • Pour in the broth. Slowly pour in the chicken broth, whisking the entire time until the lumps are gone.
  • Season it. Let simmer for 1-2 minutes. then add in lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh thyme, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and last 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk together and keep at a slow simmer for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring throughout.
  • Return the chicken. Add chicken back into the pot and cook for 1 minute.
  • Serve. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley.

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