Thursday, January 6, 2011

Creamy Lemon Chicken

I made this for the first time last night and it turned out delicious! The sauce is light and creamy and I love the fresh flavor the lemon gives it. This recipe scored high points with my husband so I'll definitely make it again. The ingredients are so basic and the instructions are easy so this will be a go-to recipe on nights when I need something simple but really good.

Creamy Lemon Chicken

  • 6 chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon flour, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream plus 1/4 cup, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper both sides of each chicken breast. pour 1/2 cup of flour into a ziploc bag. add chicken and shake to coat. heat oil in a large skillet. add chicken and cook four about 8 minutes on each side or until completely cooked through. remove chicken to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

add chicken broth to the pan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to loosen the browned bits on the pan. simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. stir in 3/4 cup of cream and lemon juice. cook for 5 minutes over medium-low heat.

in a small bowl or measuring cup, stir remaining flour and cream together with a fork until smooth. pour into skillet and bring sauce to a boil. simmer for 2 minutes while stirring. return chicken to the pan and heat through. 

1 comment:

I Heart Salt Lake said...

That chicken looks delicious and not too hard either.