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Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe

This lemon butter chicken only takes 20 minutes to throw together from start to finish!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best Chicken Dinner, Lemon Butter Chicken
Servings: 6
Calories: 141kcal


  • 6 thin boneless, skinless chicken breasts  (about 1 1/2 pounds chicken, 1/4" thick)
  • ½ cup flour
  • lemon pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cup butter
  • 2 lemons sliced about 1/4" - 1/8" thick
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice (you can use fresh or from a bottle)


  • In a small bowl, mix together flour and salt.
  • Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Dredge chicken breasts through flour and sprinkle each with lemon pepper seasoning, then add them to the melted butter in the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until the chicken starts to brown. 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.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet and drizzle with lemon juice, cooking for about 2 more minutes.
  • Serve warm.


We served ours over brown rice with roasted asparagus and it was delicious!


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg