Lemon Butter chicken

Two large boneless skinless chicken breast halves filleted and pounded down to 1/3” thickness
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/3 cup flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoons butter, sliced into 1 tablespoon pieces, divided
1 ½ teaspoon minced garlic
½ cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon lemon zest
1 ½ tablespoon minced parsley (optional)
Cooked noodles or rice for serving

Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.

Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge both sides of chicken breasts in flour, one at a time.

Heat 12” skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, let the butter melt, then add in chicken breasts in a single layer. Sear until golden brown on the bottom, about 4-5 minutes then flip and continue to cook until chicken registers 165 degrees in center, about 4-5 minutes longer. Transfer chicken to a plate while leaving any little bit of excess oil in the pan.

Reduce to medium heat, add garlic & sauté 20 seconds, or until just lightly golden brown, then pour in chicken broth while scraping browned bits up. Pour in lemon juice, then bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat slightly and let simmer until liquid has reduced by about half, about 2 minutes. Add in remaining 3 tablespoons butter and lemon zest, stir to melt butter.

Return chicken to skillet, spoon sauce over chicken, garnish with parsley (optional). Serve warm over cooked noodles or rice.

Serves 4
From prep to table 30 minutes