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Creamy Lemon Chicken Recipe

Creamy Lemon Chicken is an excellent choice for quick yet flavorful dinner. Serve this dinner within 30 minutes, and enjoy tender chicken breast, smothered in a creamy and tangy sauce with a hint of garlic. Such a yummy and addictive dinner! Make this comforting dish tonight, but before doing so, watch the video tutorial in this post to see how easy it is to make it.

Creamy lemon chicken served on pasta.

Most people are not fond of chicken breast, and that includes my sister, but although this creamy lemon chicken dish has chicken breast, my sister will ask for it. Chicken breast is a beautiful cut, and you can enjoy it when it is cooked right. Overcooking chicken breast makes it dry and tasteless.

The best way to cook chicken breast is by either cutting it in half horizontally or pound it until almost flat; doing this allows the chicken breast to cook quickly and absorb more flavors!

chicken breast smothered with creamy lemon sauce.

Ingredients in Creamy Lemon Chicken Recipe

Chicken Breast: Remove the fat and cut it in half horizontally; this will help it cook fast.

All-purpose flour: We will use it to dust the chicken and to thicken the sauce.

Italian seasoning or oregano, salt, paprika, black pepper: More flavor added to chicken breast.

Garlic: Great taste when combined with butter and lemon.

Lemon juice: Without it, this can’t be a lemon chicken dish, right?!

Parmesan cheese: Enhances the flavor of the sauce and helps thicken it.

Butter: You know that I must use it for a creamy sauce!

Olive oil: The butter and olive oil combination are to die for.

Cream: Extra richness.

Chicken stock: It is full of flavor, and we need that to make the chicken breast supper yummy.

Tender chicken breast served with pasta on black plate.

How to Make Creamy Lemon Chicken

You know that we are not using complicated or difficult to find ingredients, now see how simple it is to make it.

First, pat the chicken breast dry and cut it horizontally. Season both sides of the chicken breast and then dust it with flour.

In a frying pan, add the olive oil and butter. Sear the chicken breast until golden from both sides; this step will take around three minutes for each side. That’s a total of six minutes.

Remove the chicken breast, cover, and keep aside.

In the same pan, add more butter (I love this part!) and add to it the minced garlic and flour, cook for a few seconds, and without browning the garlic.

Add the chicken stock while whisking to avoid the formation of lumps.

Add the cream and stir to combine, then add the lemon juice and stir for a minute.

Add the parmesan cheese and stir for a minute on medium heat.

Add the previously cooked chicken to the sauce and let it simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat.

Serve the creamy lemon chicken over pasta or mashed potato.

chicken breast smothered with lemon sauce and garnished with slice of lemon.

Is the sauce enough to serve with Pasta?

The amount of sauce in this recipe is generous, and you can enjoy it with pasta or even rice. The sauce stays creamy even after refrigerating it. To heat creamy lemon chicken, microwave, or heat on the stovetop.

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Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts?

Yes! You can use chicken thighs, but make sure to remove the extra fat and the bones first. The cooking time will increase to 4 to 5 minutes per side. If the chicken thigh is thick and big, then it will take even longer to cook.

More chicken recipes you will enjoy

Creamy Chicken Risotto.

Garlic Mushroom Chicken.

Creamy Chicken Alfredo.

Chicken with Mushroom Gravy.

Smothered Chicken.

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Creamy Lemon Chicken Recipe

An Excellent choice for quick yet flavorful dinner. Serve this dinner within 30 minutes, and enjoy tender chicken breast, smothered in a creamy and tangy sauce.
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Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Lemon Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 280kcal
Author: Muna Kenny

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts

TO SEASON THE CHICKEN BREAST

  • Flour to dust the chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika

TO FRY THE CHICKEN BREAST

  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 minced garlic
  • 1 ½ cup chicken stock use low sodium if possible
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice use 2 tablespoons if you don’t want it too tangy
  • 7 tablespoon parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Pat the chicken breast with a kitchen towel. Cut the chicken breast horizontally to get 4 steaks of chicken breast.
  • Mix the chicken seasoning, salt, black pepper, paprika, and Italian seasoning—season both sides of the chicken breast.
  • Either dredge the chicken breast in flour or cover it with flour, then shake it to remove the excess flour.
  • In a pan, add olive oil and butter. When the butter melts, add the chicken breast and fry until golden from both sides. Each side will take three minutes to cook on medium-high heat.
  • Remove the chicken breast from the pan and cover it.
  • In the same pan, add two tablespoon butter, when the butter melts, add the garlic, and one tablespoon flour—Cook for a minute on medium heat. Do not brown the garlic.
  • Pour the chicken stock and keep on whisking to prevent the creation of lumps.
  • Add the cream and keep on stirring. Add the lemon juice and stir for a minute.
  • Now add the parmesan cheese and keep stirring until the parmesan cheese melts. When the sauce comes to a simmer, add the previously cooked chicken.
  • Let the sauce along with the chicken simmer for 5 minutes.
  • You can serve the creamy lemon chicken over mashed potato or pasta.

Video

Notes

  1. If you don’t want to cut the chicken breast in half, then pound the chicken breast to flatten it, this will keep the chicken breast tender, and the chicken breast will absorb the flavor in the sauce.
  2. If the chicken stock you have is high in sodium, then dilute it with water.
  3. Use heavy cream, low-fat cream, or light cream will change the texture of the sauce. It won’t be as creamy.
  4. Taste the sauce before adding the parmesan cheese, if it seasoned enough for your taste, then reduce the amount of parmesan cheese, or use half the amount of parmesan cheese, taste the sauce and then decide on adding more or not.
  5. You can store the leftover in an airtight container and refrigerate for two days.

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal
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15 Comments

  1. Oh my, this sounds and looks SO good! We always buy more chicken than we ever know what to do with, and just chuck it in the freezer until we can figure out what to make with it. I’m a huge fan of lemon flavoured anything, so this sounds right up my alley – and my partner will eat ANYTHING as long as it’s paired with pasta, so this really is a win-win recipe for us 😋

  2. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

    Thank you so much for a new chicken recipe I can try! I have been experimenting with different recipes I see online since this lock down started. I am positive my family will love this new creamy lemon chicken and I am going to serve it over pasta!

  3. Oh this looks really hearty and delicious. I think I’ll try a variation of this for dinner some night soon!

  4. Looks delicious! I like lemon chicken but haven’t had it for ages which is a shame

  5. Melanie williams

    Now my hubby loves chicken and lemon too so this meal will be right up his street. how lovely x

  6. Sounds like a great recipe for chicken and pasta lovers! I’m gonna think on ways to make this vegan, and keto friendly!

  7. This looks reallyyyyy delicious! I am going to ask my mom to try this out :”)

  8. Wow! Your creamy lemon chicken recipe looks delicious to cook! I am going to ask my mom to try cooking it!

  9. Khushboo

    This recipe is really so yummy to eat. I would like to try it sometime.

  10. I haven’t tried creamy lemon chicken before but I’m guessing it’ll taste lemony. It should be worth trying cause it looks real good.

  11. Great recipe. I think using lemon will add freshness and spice. I will definitely try to cook. Thanks!

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