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

Serves: 4

Lemon Butter Tilapia

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 (6 ounce) tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 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.
  4. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until the tilapia is cooked through and flakes easily.
  5. 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.
  6. Add the tilapia back to the skillet and drizzle with lemon juice, cooking for 1-2 more minutes. Serve warm.


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