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.
From prep to table 30 minutes