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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lemon Butter Chicken

Lemon, butter, olive oil, stock and fresh seasonings.  
A budget friendly meal that certainly doesn't lack in flavor.

Lemon Butter Chicken in a skillet with lemons and sauce.

I've always had this thing about lemons.

You see, I wasn't really sure if I liked them.

For whatever reason whenever I'd see someone cooking with them, or squeezing a lemon over the final dish, I had it in my head that it ruined it.  Who wants some tart juice drizzled over a savory dish?  In my head, it just did not make sense.

So, unless I was making this lemonade for us to drink at home, I just wasn't that interested.

Lemon Butter Chicken garnished with lemon slices and fresh parsley in a skillet.

So enter in last week, when I failed to plan for dinner and so 4 p.m. came rolling around with nothing prepped or even thought about.  {I hate those kind of days}.

I did have chicken thawed.  Because when in doubt always thaw chicken.  But of course, as a typical mom of 3 I had no idea what I wanted to do with it.

We had bought some lemons at the store the week prior and I had the last little bit of dried parsley left over from my mom's garden last year.  I stared at both.

Nothing was coming.

So honestly, I just started throwing items together.  

And it worked.

Lemon Butter Chicken served over spaghetti on a white plate.

This chicken is lightly fried in a skillet with copious amounts of butter, chicken stock and lemon juice.  I seasoned the chicken breasts to the high heavens with salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder.

The lemon does not over power the dish like I was expecting, it just gives it a fresh, vibrant splash of flavor.  Not at all like I thought.

All of this put together made one fast dish.  Easily under 30 minutes.  And talk about flavor! The husband was working that night and I texted him "I made the best chicken EVER tonight!".

And as most husband's respond, I got...


I hope you enjoy this easy chicken dinner as much as we did. If so inclined leave a star rating review below on the recipe card. Your thoughts & views mean the world to me.

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  1. Yep, definitely making this dish - maybe tonight it the chicken I bought last week didn't go bad in the fridge! I love all things lemon, but now will think twice about asking for lemon water in a restaurant!

    Will you have any time to meet for lunch and dinner - I know those sorts of trips are pretty well planned out - let me know!

  2. CHICKENNNN!!! I cannot get enough, THAT IS FOR SURE!! Seriously crave it all day, every day! lol

  3. My family loves lemons, i'm going to try this recipe soon. Thanks!

  4. Girl as soon as I know my schedule I'll let you know! I'm there April 23-24, so it is a quick trip, but would LOVE to meet up, even if it was just for a drink:)

  5. I was just about to ask the same thing -meet up?!?!?!

  6. I made this last week and it was a huge hit! Super easy and the whole family raved! Thanks for sharing your great and easy recipes!