Lemon Butter Tilapia

Step up your fish game with this super simple lemon butter tilapia. If you’re a fish fan and love our lemon butter chicken, this will be one of your new go-to recipes!

Serves: 4

Lemon Butter Tilapia

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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  • 4 6-oz tilapia fillets
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • lemon pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 lemon, sliced ¼? thick
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice


  1. In a small bowl, mix together flour and salt.
  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Dredge tilapia fillets through flour and sprinkle each with lemon pepper seasoning, then add them to the melted butter in the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until the tilapia is cooked through and flakes easily. Remove from heat and set aside. In the heated butter, add in sliced lemons and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until they start to brown.
  4. Add the tilapia back to the skillet and drizzle with lemon juice, cooking for 1-2 more minutes. Serve warm.

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